Meet the EOP Staff

The career staff are professional staff members who have earned advanced degrees in higher education. The career staff supervise the peer staff and support the coordination of programs and services offered from EOP.


Julie Agosto-King

Julie Agosto-King, M.Ed. (she/her/hers)

  • Director Center for Opportunity Scholar Success
  • Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services
  • Hometown: Bronx, New York
  • Long Island University, Post campus - Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Public Relations
  • City University of New York – Baruch College Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration
  • Identities: Afro-Latinx, First Generation college graduate
  • Hobbies: Watching marathons of sitcoms, and power walking
Candice E Brooks

Candice Brooks (she/her/hers)

  • Assistant Director for Center for the Educational Opportunity Program
  • Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services
  • Home State: Virginia
  • Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Master of Education, Higher Education Leadership, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, African and African-American Studies, University of Virginia
  • Identities: Black, First-Generation College Graduate, Queer, Women's basketball fanatic
  • Hobbies: I enjoy cycling, the LA Lakers, doggie snuggles, delicious foods, libraries, and spending quality time with friends and family
Lauren Cristobal

Lauren Cristobal, M.A. (she/her/hers)

  • Gonzàlez PreLaw Academy and STEP Advisor
  • Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services
  • Hometown: Vallejo, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, UC Davis
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Southern California
  • Identities: Filipinx American, First-Gen, Ciswoman of color
  • Hobbies: I enjoy writing, practicing yoga, watching Korean dramas and variety shows, and spending time with my loved ones.
Jon De Paul Dunbar

Jon De Paul Dunbar, L.C.S.W. (he/him/his)

  • Community Counselor
  • Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Hometown: Sacramento, California
  • Cosumnes River College (Community College - Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University, Sacramento
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW), California State University, Sacramento
  • Identities: Black Queer Man, Veteran, Geek
  • Hobbies: Hiking, writing, reading, going to the movies, amusement parks, comic book fanatic, anime and manga
Valerie Garcia

Valeri Garcia, M.A. (she/her/hers)

  • Director of Guardian Scholars Program
  • Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services
  • Hometown: Mountain View, CA
  • BS, Kinesiology with an emphasis in teaching, San Jose State University
  • MA, Kinesiology with an emphasis in sports psychology, St. Mary’s College
  • Identities: First-Gen, Ciswoman of color
  • Hobbies: Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my 3 teenager daughters and watching them play sports, I coach a travel softball team, and I love going for walks and watching movies