Staff & Team

The First Year Forward (FYF) team is here to support you!
For questions regarding First Year Forward, please call Amber Rivas at 760-757-2121, x6909.

FYF Counselors

Hayek
Laura Hayek, FYF Counselor Coordinator
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3712 

Staff
Arti Dua, Counselor

Staff
Taylor Tirona, Counselor

FYF Staff

Amber Rivas
Amber Rivas, Interim FYF Student Services Coordinator
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3309B 

Tina
Tina Oshima Helmstreit, SSSP Program Manager
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3309B

Deans

Freddy
Freddy Ramirez, Dean of Admissions and Student Support

Wendy
Wendy Stewart, Dean of Counseling and Student Development

Peer Academic Liaisons (PALs)

PALs are current MiraCosta College students who have at least 1 academic year of experience who will be supporting their fellow students throughout their first year!

Pals