Meet the Staff
|Asst. DIRECTOR:||Mardel Baldwin|
|LOCATION:||Educational Opportunity Program
Science Bldg. 52, Room E7
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Senior Operations Analyst
EOP Admissions Coordinator
Hi! My name is Angela, and I am from Huntington Beach, CA. I studied at Golden West College, CSULB and CSUF. I also did a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. I have lived on the Central Coast for 15 years, and I can't imagine being anywhere else! I have so much fun exploring the area with my husband and son, and I love reading, movies, and Sunday brunch. I am incredibly happy to be here at Cal Poly and I encourage you to come by any time to ask questions, make an appointment with a counselor or just say hi!
EOP Lead Counselor
Hello! I'm Cassie. I was born in Port Angeles, WA (go Seahawks!), but mainly grew up in Petaluma, California. I am a first generation college student as neither of my parents graduated from college. I have two degrees from Cal Poly: my undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology (but now I'm afraid of blood) and my masters degree is in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education. When you meet with me, you can expect me to ask a lot of questions to make sure I'm hearing your whole story. I coach basketball and soccer for Special Olympics and I will never turn down an opportunity to see a good sunset. I am very proud to work with EOP students every day and I can't wait to meet you!
Hi! I’m Lyzette. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but raised in Visalia, CA. I am proud to say I am a first generation college student. I attended College of the Sequoias, a local community college, and transferred to Fresno State where I earned my bachelors in Psychology. I moved to beautiful San Luis Obispo and earned my masters degree at Cal Poly in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education. I am a HUGE fan of the Dodgers, hiking, and enjoying quality time with friends and family. My goal is to make every student feel welcomed and comfortable enough to ask questions. I am proud to work with such hardworking and motivated students every day and I’m excited to learn more about you!
Hola! I’m Nury. I was born in Michoacán, Coalcomán de Vázquez Palleres, México. My family and I lived in México for the first two years of my life and then we moved to the United States. Navigating higher education as an undocumented first-generation student was challenging, but I connected with individuals who believed in my potential. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s in Agriculture Science and master’s in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education.During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my family. My passion is to support students’ personal and professional goals. Sí se puede!