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Staff 2017-2018

General Contact: 

Office: (909) 869-6986

Front Desk: (909) 869-2728

Fax: (909) 869-4966

Mailing Address and Location:

California State Polytechnic, Pomona 

Bronco Dreamers Resource Center 

Building 26-101

3801 W. Temple Avenue 

Pomona, CA 91768

 

Staff 2017-2018

Mike Manalo-Pedro 

 Undocumented Student Services Coordinator 

 

Emaii: mrpedro@cpp.edu

Mike Manalo-Pedro (he/him/his) is the proud son of immigrants from the llocos region of the Philippines and is the first person in his family to attend higher education. Mike oversees Cal Poly Pomona's Undocumented Student Services. He Stared his undergraduate career at Cal Poly Pomona  and double majored in Gender, Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies (GEMS) and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his M.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State and is currently a third-year doctoral student in the Education Leadership Program at UCLA.  Mike became interested in immigrant justice when he worked in the non-profit sector managing youth empowerment programs and supporting some of the first DACA community enrollment clinics in LA County. Immediately prior to returning to CPP, Mike served as a Community Engagement Coordinator and adjunct faculty member at the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont College and was a College Academic Counselor at UCLA. During his free time, you can find Mike hunting for the best bowls of Pho and catching up on Game of Thrones.

 

Jorge Jeronimo-Alvarez

Undocumented Student Services Lead Program Assistant 

Email: jjeronimo@cpp.edu

Jorge Jeronimo-Alvarez is the Undocumented Student Services Lead Program Assistant. He was born in Michoacán, Mexico and takes pride in identifying himself as a Purhepecha, an indigenous group in Mexico. Jorge transferred from Orange Coast College and is currently majoring in Applied Mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona. His ultimate goal is to become a high school math teacher. When Jorge is not in class or studying, he takes on his duties as co-chair for DEPIE (Students Demand for Equality in Education), the undocumented student support and advocacy club on campus. He believes in immigrant rights and access to education so his overall goal is to contribute to a movement that focuses on amnesty and immigration reform here in the United States, which he believes can be done by getting involved in organizations that will train him to become an advocate. On his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and running, it keeps my mind and body sound. Come by the center, as he is here to answer your questions and help you navigate Cal Poly Pomona to the best of his ability. 

 

Mirian Juan Estrella 

 Undocumented Student Services Program Assistant

 

Email: juanestrella@cpp.edu

Mirian Juan is the first member of her family to attend college and, as the eldest child, she strives to be the best role model for her three younger siblings. Mirian is in her last year as an undergraduate student at Cal Poly Pomona studying Applied Mathematics. She is a Program Assistant for the Undocumented Students Services. Currently, she also holds the position as Treasurer for D.E.P.I.E. and is a S.E.E.S. Research Fellow. This past summer, Mirian had the opportunity to study abroad through the CA-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program, where she participated in a graduate level class about Mexico's politics, economy, and international relation with the US as it relates to Dreamers in the US. She believes in serving her community and is passionate about helping students succeed academically, professionally, and personally. Mirian will be working in consolidating resources for undocumented students in STEM fields and looks forward to meeting all UndocuBroncos on campus.  

Justin Jimenez

Email: jjimenez@cpp.edu 

Undocumented Student Services Graduate Assistant 

Justin Jimenez is a Graduate Assistant this Fall in the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center. He is currently the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Whittier College. Justin comes to Cal Poly Pomona with seven years of experience in higher education.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish at Whittier College in 2010. As a current candidate for the Masters of Science in Higher Education program at California State University Fullerton, he seeks to promote equitable access and support to all students regardless of their backgrounds, immigration status, or any other identities. Justin will be working to develop financial aid resources for undocumented studenys and serve as a resource to those completing the Dreamer Act application or applying for outside scholarships/grants.