Office Location: SEC-139
Department: Counseling Services
Noemy Chavez serves Mission College students in the Counseling Center and Puente Program. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Motivated by parents who taught me the importance of exceptional hard work and helping others. I am passionate about helping students who face obstacles due to systemic racism and unjust structures and believes Black Lives Matter.
Although Noemy has a graduate degree, she encountered the following At-Promise factors. According to Dr. Victor Rios, At-Promise students already possess the tools necessary to succeed in school, but just need support and assistance to utilize those tools.
- First-generation college student.
- First-generation American
- English language learner.
- Immigrant parents from Mexico,
- Placed into remedial courses at UC as a first-year student.
- Changed majors after one year of college.
- M.S., Counselor Education
- Sacramento State
- B.S., Community and Regional Development
- University of California, Davis
Privilege is an unearned advantage that is highly valued but restricted to certain groups. Everyone has some form of privilege. Acknowledging your privilege does not mean you believe you are better than others. It is a way of demonstrating gratitude for an advantage you have and acknowledging that those without the advantage experience the world differently than you do.
According to Noemy, "I was not eligible for financial aid in college and my parents paid everything out of pocket. Therefore, I acknowledge the privilege I had when most of my peers and now, the students I serve, struggle with a lack of financial security. I didn't have to skip meals and had stable housing, two basic needs that students struggle with.
I actively stay up to date and knowledgeable of how I can help students access financial aid and scholarships as well as community resources for housing/food insecurity."
She's done the worlds' longest zipline in Puerto Rico, and loves going to concerts. She is a big fan of Oprah Winfrey.