Jerrelle hold's a Bachelor's of Science in Business with a Concentration in Human Resource Management. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Adult Education and Training.
Jerrelle has over 20 years of professional experience. His background in Law Enforcement, Human Resource Management and Education prepared him to serve as a trusted advisor to every student he speaks with.
As a Bay Area Native, Jerrelle has a passion for his community and is dedicated to helping people reach their educational goals. Working at Empowered/UCLA Extension gives him the opportunity to fulfill his passion by helping people reach their career objectives through the pursuit of higher education. "I have always said that honest, integrity and hard work is the key to success," says Jerrelle.
Jerrelle is an avid golfer and rabid basketball fan.
Kimberly received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University and is currently working on her Masters of Business Administration.
She has spent the last several years working in admissions for higher education. She really enjoys working with students and partnering with each of them as an experienced career and educational advisor.
As a counselor Kim most enjoyed watching a student progress in the educational journey and witnessing their amazing transformation. She thrives on the diversity and uniqueness of each student.
Kimberly loves travel and can be found running the streets of the Bay area in training for her next marathon.
Samantha earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from the University of California Irvine in 2008. She later continued her education and earned her Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2010 in order to advance her leadership and management career.
Samantha has been a college advisor for the past five years specializing in the business, healthcare, counseling and education field. She also enjoys assisting military students to help them understand how they can match their experience with a career in civilian life.
Samantha is the Chair of the Community Advisory Commission with the City of Milipitas in Northern California. Samantha is also an active member of the American Cancer Society's, Relay for Life, designed to raise money and awareness for cancer. Building a strong sense of community awareness is important to Samantha because she feels that every opinion is valuable and together the best results are found. Some of Samantha's biggest accomplishments are earning her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and being part of the West Point Military summer academy.
Amanda has an extensive background in marketing and communications and has served Global 500 companies such as Pepsi Co. and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Most recently, Amanda discovered her passion in education. Serving as an enrollment advisor, Amanda found great satisfaction in being able to help people discover their passion and see their educational and career goals become a reality.
A native of Southern California, Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Amanda enjoys music, travel and new experiences.
Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She has been working in higher education for a number of years, the last few years focused on advising students while completing their program. The thing that Jennifer really loves about being a program counselor is having a chance to hear people's stories.
The best career advice Jennifer has ever received is to never stop asking yourself: "What do I want to be when I grow up?"
Her father asked himself this question well into his 60's and always encouraged Jennifer to do the same.
Jennifer's advice to anyone looking for a career change is:
"Do not be afraid to challenge yourself. You do not need to be an expert in the field or be the perfect candidate right away. If there is something you are passionate about pursing, you can work to become that expert or to become a great candidate. You just have to not be afraid to try, not be afraid to make mistakes and just continue to push forward towards your goal."
Kelly holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She really enjoys the unbelievable conversations she has with prospective students and the relationships she has built with the students. That feeling of absolute fulfillment after every conversation is her greatest enjoyment throughout her workday.
Kelly's favorite quote: "If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place."
- Orison Swett Marden.
"When I was little, I always wanted to be an art teacher. I love everything art and the ability to touch someone with inspiration and encouragement to pursue their creativity compels me in every way possible. In many ways we do that at Empowered UCLA Extension and I am thrilled to be a critical part of this experience," says Kelly.
Kelly has experience in marketing, advertising, customer experience and support. Kelly is excited to know that she could be the first "agent of change" that a prospective student comes in contact with.
She's proud to be the catalyst in a series of life changing steps for our prospective students. She feels like she is significantly making an impact in the lives of the prospects we reach out to.
"A wise man once said 'be the change you wish to see in the world.' I am accomplishing that one individual at a time," says Kelly.