Cal TRiO DSP Student Support Services Staff

TRiO SSS Director Rochelle Barnes

Rochelle Barnes

Cal TRiO DSP SSS Director

Rochelle Barnes earned a bachelor’s in Sociology from Pitzer College and a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of La Verne.

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TRiO DSP SSS Learning Specialist - heather yaden

Heather Yaden

Cal TRiO DSP SSS Learning Specialist
Heather Yaden is the DSP and DSP TRIO’s Learning Specialist. They are originally from New Jersey, where they studied Psychology and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. They started their career in the non-profit sector specializing in youth programming and adult transition for young people with disabilities. Heather earned a Master’s degree in teaching while working as an educator and teacher development coach in NYC’s District 75. They are thrilled to be a part of the team at UC Berkeley’s Disabled Students’ Program...

TRiO SSS financial literacy advisor/student service coordinator - Cecilia Saavedra

Cecilia Saavedra

Cal TRiO DSP SSS Student Support Coordinator

Cecilia Saavedra joined the DSP-TRiO as the Student Support Coordinator in April 2022. She has over ten years of experience working in nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and academia. She has a B.Sc in Environmental Science focus on Geography and Planning and also a degree in Horticulture Land Systems and Management. Thanks to the support of TRiO, Cecilia was able to complete her two degrees. Her intersectional experiences include being a first-generation, low-income student, and immigrant household. She uses these experiences to help connect with students to make sure...

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