by Nancy Becerra, Daniel Negrete, Megan Crossfield
This week we’ll be talking with our new MYF Program specialist Nancy Becerra. Nancy is responsible for conducting outreach to middle and high school students, coordinating events, supporting students, and conducting workshops.
My name is Nancy Becerra, I am a first generation Latina, born and raised in Los Angeles California. I attended UC Santa Cruz for my undergraduate studies, where I obtained my B.A. in Psychology and minor in Education. It was during my undergraduate studies where I found my commitment and passion for education. Throughout my journey and professional experience I have always been committed in helping students with their academic success and social development; in particularly I like to focus and work with low-income first generation students. To continue my journey serving students and growing professionally, I am now pursuing my M.A. in Counseling Education at San Jose State University.
Are you an Android or iOS user?
I am an iOS user, but can definitely use either or.
What are you listening to/reading/ watching these days?
I listen to a variety of music in Spanish and English, but if I had to choose my favorite it would be Reggaeton (Spanish music). Reggaeton is a combination of everything I love; influenced by hip hop, Latin American, and Caribbean music.
What’s the best thing about working at SVCP?
Being part of a team and an initiative that aims to expand educational opportunities for students is the best thing about working at SVCP.
What do you like to do when you’re not working on workforce development (or education)?
When I am not at work or at school, I enjoy spending time with my family.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
Something someone would be surprised to know about me is that when I was in high school I wanted to be a pharmacist.
Thank you, Nancy! We are glad to have you on our team.