Meet Your Staff!
Catherine Ward, M.S Interim Director
Department Role: Oversees the day to day operations and responsible for the department overall mission.
Experience: Serving CSUF Veterans for 9 years
-B.S. in Human Services, CSUF
-M.S. in Counseling, CSUF
-In Progress: Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Ed Psychology
Fun Fact: During her free time Catherine enjoys playing her guitar.
Contact Catherine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa J. Romo
Programs & Services Coordinator
Department Role: Organizes department programs and provides connection to resources on and off campus.
Experience: Serving CSUF Veterans for almost 5 years
- B.A. in Communications with minor in Human Services, CSUF
- In Progress: Masters of Social Work at USC in the Adult Mental Health and Wellness Track
Fun Fact: Melissa finds relaxation in the creative arts, her hobbies include, graphic design, photography and practicing music skills. She also enjoys honing her marksmanship skills.
Contact Melissa: email@example.com
Department Role: Certifying benefits and communicates with the VA and university on behalf of students.
Experience: Certifying Official at Cal State Long Beach
- B.A. in Public Health Policy with minor in Education and Asian American Studies, UCI
- In Progress: Masters of Higher Education Program, CSUF
Fun Fact: Shannen loves to collect Disney Tsum Tsums
Contact Shannen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malofou Sagiao Jr.
Educational Access Coordinator
Department Role: Outreaches to community colleges and military installations to provide information about transferring to Department Role: four year institutions.
Experience: NAVY Veteran, Started 1st Veterans Resource Center at Cypress Community College
- A.A. in Human Services, Cypress CC
- B.S. in Human Services, CSUF
- In Progress: Masters in Social Work with emphasis in Military Families, USC
Fun Fact: Malo is one of 12 children in a family of 15. He has 8 sisters, 3 brothers, mom and dad and Wicket (Dog). He is of Samoan and Hawaiian heritage.
Contact Malo: email@example.com
Department Role: Assists interim Director and Coordinators with day to day administrative duties and supports the student staff with their roles and responsibilities
Experience: Office of Development Assistant at the University of Oregon, Academic Affairs at the University of Oregon, Administrative Assistant at Chapman University School of Business
- B.A. in American Studies with minor in Comparative Religion, CSUF
Fun Fact: Nicole enjoys, hiking, being outdoors, exercising, reading, writing, cooking, spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, and learning about other cultures.
Contact Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org