SF COLLEGE ACCESS CENTER STAFF

ALYANA feliciano

Educational Advisor
mission high school

Alyana is an undergraduate student in San Francisco State University studying Industrial Design.

She was born in Manila, Philippines and is a low-income first generation, AB-540 student. She attended Denman and Burton, and was a former AYPS and SFCAC student. She is excited to work with everyone, especially with DREAM/AB-540 students who dream of going to college one day. She hopes to empower minority youth through design and social media.

eddie whitfield

educational advisor
the academy - sf @ macateer

​Eddie Whitfield is the current Educational Advisor at Abraham Lincoln High School. He is currently majoring in Africana Studies and minoring in Theater at San Francisco State University.
 
Eddie is a first generation college student who was born and raised in San Francisco and knows the challenges that many students in the SFUSD face. He benefitted from programs like SFCAC when he was in high school and is dedicated to helping and inspiring other students who come from a similar background.  He looks forward to helping each student he works with realize their full potential.

Jessica rojas

educational advisor
thurgood marshall high school

​Jessica is an undergraduate at San Francisco State University. She is currently finishing her BA in Child & Adolescent Development with a minor in Race & Resistance Studies. As a first generation college student, Jessica understands many of the pressures and uncertainties that young people face when entering college. From her personal experiences, she aspires to support students in achieving their goals of pursuing a higher education.

As an educational advisor at Thurgood Marshall, Jessica is excited to continue to fight for the equal opportunity of underrepresented youth!

jade wheaton

educational advisor
phillip & sala burton high school

​Jade Wheaton is the current Educational Advisor at Burton High School (BHS). She received her Bachelor's degrees in Criminology and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine where she was heavily involved with student outreach and retention programs.  She is now continuing her education at the University of Southern California to obtain her Master of Public Administration degree.

Growing up in the East Bay, Jade had the chance to become exposed to a diverse range of communities and individuals. Her experiences heightened her awareness of the ongoing discrepancies that exist between low-income and affluent communities and this has been central to her dedication towards uplifting marginalized groups. She hopes to empower her students at BHS by helping them fulfill their professional and academic goals.

natalie leon

Educational advisor
mission high school

​Natalie Leon is currently an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University studying to become a social worker. She was born and raised in San Francisco, and is the Educational Advisor at Mission High School. 

Natalie is very passionate about helping low income/first generation students, as she can relate to their experiences. She is happy to be a minority breaking stereotypes of Hispanics, and wants to be role model to others who hope to do the same. Natalie has past experience working with non-profit organizations focusing on bettering the lives of youth. She has interned with Mission Graduates College Connect, and CHALK. Natalie also worked in her school's Wellness Center for three years during high school. She is excited for this new experience and hopes to learn and grow with the Mission Community. 

KEAMIYAH WALKER

EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR
THE ACADEMY - SF @ MACATEER

​Keamiyah is a proud  Bay Area native. Presently, Keamiyah is attending Cal State Eastbay studying Health Sciences Community Health (Junior). Keamiyah’s childhood roots growing up as a first gen and low-income youth transcended well into her adult life; inspired  to work with her community, Keamiyah ‘s ultimate objective is to make educational opportunities a reality for inner city youth who fall within the category of low-income and first generation. 
 
While pursuing her B.S., Keamiyah is taking advantage of her opportunities to learn more about grant writing, program development, academic discrimination, and African American and minority studies to understand inequality. Keamiyah plans to achieve her goals by restoring  youth with vision to see opportunity, restore purpose to encourage the pursuit of dreams and wonders, and give empowerment that can instill a sense of stability and hope.

Maya chupkov

educational advisor
thurgood marshall high school

​Maya Chupkov is an Educational Advisor at Thurgood Marshall High School. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Global Studies and a minor in Professional Writing. Maya is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs at the University of San Francisco (USF).
 
Maya is extremely passionate about improving services for youth living in urban cities, especially in the San Francisco area. She is thrilled to be serving kids in Bayview-Hunters Point, a largely undeserved community in the city. During high school, she volunteered with Teen Insight Seminars, a non profit that serves youth in the foster care system and inner city schools. Her goal as an educational advisor is to empower the newcomer population of students at Thurgood Marshall to apply to college and help them discover their true potential as soon-to-be college students. 

kiara hermann

educational advisor
george washington high school

​Kiara graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Science, and focused on environmental justice. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco
 
Kiara has previously worked with educational nonprofits in Texas and as an English language assistant in Madrid, Spain. She is looking forward to meeting and helping students navigate the college application process in order to realize their dreams.