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Meet the Staff

Meet Our Staff!


Program Director:

Yesenia Curiel

“ Wear your mask with pride, it can save lives.”


Phone: (209) 233-1746

Fun fact: My dogs names are Tenco and Yaotl, and I love making them doggy treats!


CARE Campus Advocate:

Lynna Cano

Phone: (209) 386-2051

Year at UCM: Since December 2017

Fun fact: Sometimes, I dress as a clown and do balloon animals for kids!


Prevention Education Coordinator : 

Valara Villanueva

Phone: 209-355-0763

Years: I have been in CARE since 2018

Fun Fact: I attended PINK's Beautiful Trauma world tour twice in one year!


Prevention Student Workers:

Itzel Otero Castaneda (She,Her,Hers)

Year: 4th

Major: Earth Systems Science (ESS)

Fun fact: My cat, Panchito, doesn't like me but I love him!



Marcillino Abdelmalak (he/him/his)

Year: 3rd year

Major: Biology with a human emphasis

Fun Fact:  I've been vegetarian for two years!


Ashley Tejeda Oliver (She, Her,Hers)

Year: 4th year

Major: Management & Business Economics and Political Science

Fun Fact: I have visited 4 countries in my life!


Maddy Verdin (She, Her,Hers)

Year: 4th year 

Major: Sociology 

Fun Fact: I've been skydiving twice! 


Yasmine Lunar (She, Her,Hers)

Year: 4th Year

Major: Political Science

Fun fact: I only eat Oreos with peanut butter! 


Toni Gonzalez (They, Them,Theirs)

Year: 4th year 

Major: Political Science and Sociology minor

Fun fact: I identify as nonbinary (Pronouns: they/them/theirs)!


Nicolette Cabrera Tuazon (She,Her,Hers)

Year: 3rd year 

Major: Psychology major and Public Health minor

Fun fact: I love listening to K-pop!