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Meet The Staff

We believe you should know a little about our advisers/counselors...

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Angelica Rodriguez joined the Transfer Achievement Program team as a TAP counselor in January 2012. She grew up in Ventura, CA. She received her BA from UC Santa Barbara in History and M.S in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University. Mrs. Rodriguez has experience working as a counselor at all levels of education including community colleges Diablo Valley College and Gavilan College. She has also been a EAOP Regional Coordinator for UC Berkeley. In her free time she enjoys playing with her two children, watching foreign cinema, running, and cross fit.

Feel free to contact me at:  AARodriguez4@sbcc.edu                   p: (805) 965-0581   ext. 4721                   f: (805) 730-8785


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Gabriela (Gabby) Guzman-Morales recently joined TAP as a Counselor. Gabby is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, but moved to Santa Barbara 10 years ago. She received her B.A in Communications and Spanish from San Diego State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Latino Mental Health from Antioch University. Gabby started working at Santa Barbara City College in 2004 as a Peer Advisor in the ESL Department. Soon after, she began working as a Front Desk Clerk in Admissions and Records, where she remained for the last six years. In her free time, Gabby enjoys practicing outdoor sports (running, biking, and swimming) and going shopping with her husband.

 Feel free to contact me at:  gguzman5@sbcc.edu                    

p: (805) 965-0581   ext. 4453                 

f: (805) 730-8785


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Pablo Diaz joined the Transfer Achievement Program (TAP) in April 2013 as a program counselor. Pablo is originally from Fremont, CA and moved to Santa Barbara in the summer of 2012. Pablo was a first generation college student and earned his B.A. in Human Communication at CSU, Monterey Bay and his M.A. in Educational Counseling at San Jose State University. While at SJSU Pablo was a collegiate athlete and was the captain of the Spartan Boxing team. In 2011 and 2012 he received All-American honors after winning the NCBA (National Collegiate Boxing Association) Regional Championship. Pablo still has a passion for boxing, but his primary focus is to help students achieve their educational and career goals. Pablo’s career goal is to help students achieve higher education and he is currently living his dream while working for TAP at Santa Barbara City College.


Feel free to contact me at:  pmdiaz@sbcc.edu                    

p: (805) 965-0581   ext. 3783                 

f: (805) 730-8785




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Laura Cardenas is the Transfer Achievement Program's Student Program Advisor. Laura was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She received her AA in Liberal Arts at Santa Barbara City College and is currently attending Antioch University where she is earning her BA in Psychology. She is a single mom with three daughters. She works part time in the Transfer Achievement Program and attends school full time. On her free time Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Most of her free time consists of various sports activities her children are involved in, including traveling with her daughter's soccer team.

Feel free to contact me at:


p: (805) 965-0581   ext. 2544               

f: (805) 730-8785





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