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CLASS Program Manager

Magdalena Mendoza - Program ManagerMagdalena Mendoza
(281) 351-3357

Advice for College Students: The time is now to invest in yourself for a better tomorrow. So pace yourself, make sure to ask for help, and remember to enjoy the journey.

Education: A.A. & A.S. from Lone Star College, B.S. in Psychology with Communications Minor from University of Houston-Downtown, M.S. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University

Hobbies/Interest: Love going to concerts, spending time with my family, trying new things, antique window shopping.

CLASS Academic Advisor II

Brenda Alvarado Fernandez - Advisor IIBrenda Alvarado-Fernandez
(281) 401-1821

Advice for College Students: Take chances! Yes, it will be scary, it will be difficult and yes, it will be worth it. Challenge yourself so you may not grow stagnant.

Education/Credentials: B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, music, binge watching my favorite shows, arts and crafts.

CLASS Coordinator I

Daniela Cortez-Guerra - Coordinator IDaniela Cortez-Guerra
(281) 655-3613

Advice to College Students: The only way to grow and overcome your insecurities is to go out and do whatever it is that makes you uncomfortable. Failure isn’t the end, it’s a teachable moment. Keep moving forward and always aspire to learn and grow!

Education/Credentials: B.A. in Anthropology with a Minor in Education from the University of Texas at Austin

Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my husband and daughter, watching new movies (especially Star Wars and Marvel films), learning about world history, and listening/playing music!

CLASS Professional Development Coordinator

Daniela Cortez-Guerra - Coordinator I René G. Arnold
(281) 351-3375

Education/Credentials:  Executive MBA from Prairie View A&M University in 2015 with a career background in Human Resources, Corporate recruitment, and training; non-profit management. Recently experienced an exciting academic year as an Adjunct Faculty teaching Education 1300 - FYE. Love my students!

Advice for College Students: DON'T GIVE UP! “Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat.” -unknown. This much heavily quoted statement by an unknown author sums it all up. Remember - You are not alone, ask for help - you can do it!

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family & friends, travel and community-based service.

CLASS Online Faculty Fellow

Caroline Jamroz - Faculty FellowCaroline Jamroz
(281) 357-3690

Advice for College Students: Connect with your professors; we do want you to be successful and achieve your goals, but we can only do that if we know who you are.

Hobbies/Interest: Hobbies include running 5Ks with my daughter and reading.


CLASS EDUC 1300 Faculty Fellow

Gloria Maristany - Faculty FellowGloria Maristany
(281) 401-1803

Advice to College Students: Ask! Ask for help and ask questions. Take advantage of all the resources available.

Education/Credentials: I started teaching EDUC 1300 at Lone Star College-Tomball in the fall of 2014. Before that, I taught bilingual 3rd grade for 6 years. I received a Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University in 2012.

Hobbies/Interests: Since joining Lone Star, I have become very interested in GRIT and Cognitive Psychology.