Meet our Staff
Phone Number: 909-869-5153
Ashley Ysais joined the College of Science Advising Center as an Academic Advisor at Cal Poly Pomona in January 2015 and became the Advising Center Coordinator in June 2016. Ashley began her work in higher education at California State University Northridge in 2008, first as a student assistant, then to a full-time support staff position, and finally to a part-time lecturer/ advisor for the Educational Psychology & Counseling graduate department. Through her various experiences, she has found fulfillment in knowing that she is an advocate for student success and enjoys supporting students in their individual educational journeys.
In August of 2012, she began her graduate program. Through her graduate program, she interned in undergraduate advising centers at California State University, Northridge. Ashley further developed her knowledge and quickly fell in love with learning about the diverse college student population which helped her to be successful within an advisory role.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration with an Emphasis in Higher Education from California State University, Northridge.
Vannessa F. Lopez
Phone Number: 909-869-4324
Vannessa Figueroa joined the College of Science Advising Center as an Academic Advisor in September 2016. She was previously a Transfer and Graduation Advisor in the Registrar’s Office at Cal Poly Pomona.
Through her undergraduate degree, Vannessa was fortunate enough to work within several different departments on campus such as the International Student Services Office, Transfer Center and Nursing Advising Center. The experiences at each department allowed her to realize she wanted to continue her professional career supporting and being an advocate for students.
Vannessa received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and her Master of Science Degree in Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from California State University, Fullerton.
Phone Number: 909-869-4771
Kristi Werner joined the College of Science Academic Advising Center as an Academic Advisor in August of 2016. Kristi began her work in higher education at Azusa Pacific University in 2012, first as a student assistant, then as a part-time communications coordinator, and concluded her time at APU in a full-time student services position within the Graduate and Professional Center. Kristi is passionate about working in higher education and is driven to positively shape students college experiences.
Kristi received her Master of Science degree in College Counseling and Student Development at Azusa Pacific University in May of 2016. Through her graduate program she became a student affairs educator interested in college students and the environments that affect their learning and development. Kristi hopes to serve, support, and challenge students in co-curricular services.
Kristi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in July of 2013.