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Miriam Alonso Miriam L. Carrillo
Upward Bound Director (Corona High School)
(951) 372-7083

Miriam L. Carrillo has worked with outreach programs throughout her undergraduate and professional career. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She currently serves as the Director for the Upward Bound in Corona High School
Eva Amezola Eva Amezola
Upward Bound Director (Norte Vista High School and Centennial High School)
(951) 372-7154

Eva Amezola holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's of arts in Education with an emphasis on Multicultural Counseling from San Diego State University. Eva has worked with social equity outreach programs for ten years in the capacity of a counselor and coordinator. She currently serves as the Director of Upward Bound in Norte Vista and Centennial High Schools.

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Bernice Delgado Bernice Delgado
Grants Administrative Specialist
(Upward Bound Programs)
(951) 739-7819

Bernice Delgado joined Norco College as a Grants Administrative Specialist for the Upward Bound Programs in November of 2012. She was born and raised in Southern California where she began studying Psychology at Citrus College in Glendora before transferring to University of Phoenix to complete a B.S. in Human Services. Before joining Upward Bound Bernice worked for a private organization that helped students K-12 with tutorial services for the No Child Left Behind Program. Bernice describes herself as kind, organized, and is always willing to help. She has a passion for student success and helping others. In her free time she enjoys to spend time with her husband and two girls, who keep her heart young. Her daily motto is "treat others the way you want to be treated".
Claudia Garcia Claudia Garcia
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Norte Vista High School)
(951) 739-7821

Claudia Garcia serves as the Upward Bound Outreach Specialist at Norte Vista High School. She is an alumnus of Norte Vista High School and is very proud to return to help students and give back to her community. She attended the University of California, Riverside and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s in School Counseling with a PPS credential from the University of Redlands.
Gabriela Ramirez Gabriela Ramirez
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Centennial High School)
(951) 739-7807

Gabriela Ramirez has over ten years of experience working with grants at Norco College. Currently, she supports the Upward Bound program at Centennial High School by providing academic and support services to first-generation college bound students. Gabriela holds an Associate Degree in Arts and Science from Norco College, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California Baptist University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English Composition at California State University San Bernardino.
Desiree Rivera Desiree Rivera
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Corona High School)
(951) 739-7826

Desiree Rivera serves as the Outreach Specialist for Corona High School Upward Bound. Desiree has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from CSU, San Bernardino. Desiree is committed to diversity and activism in education and in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking with her two adorable fur babies, and cooking new recipes. She also very much loves Beyoncé.

Contact us:

Norco College Upward Bound
2001 Third Street
Norco, CA. 92860-2600
Phone: (951) 739-7819