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Meet the Staff

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Jeanette Garcés

Assistant Director, Testing and Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Testing Center

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Upward Bound

Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Social Work and an MA in Leadership at Azusa Pacific. Being the first in her family to go to college created a passion in her to empower all students to see their potential for success. She is energized by partnering with departments across campus to help build systems of support for students, and is honored to be part of the Azusa Pacific community, where she sees Christ transforming the lives of students, staff, and faculty.
Jeanette earned a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology. She took a non-traditional approach to achieve her academic goals, cultivating a greater desire to advance spaces for non-traditional students and advocate for equitable access to resources and support on their individualized educational journey. Jeanette joined APU in 2001. Her experience includes executive administrative support, managing day-to-day operations, creating efficient customer service, and student leadership development. She aims to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students to feel part of the APU Community.
Gina earned a BS in Social Work at APU and continued her education by earning an MA of Social Work at USC. Gina loves connecting with students and desires for them to fully grasp their strengths and potential. She is passionate about instilling hope, being supportive, and encouraging students towards reaching their educational goals. Every year, Gina looks forward to seeing students walk across the stage at commencement to celebrate their achievement and hard work. As an alumni, Gina finds great joy in being a part of this wonderful community of difference makers.
Bryce earned a BA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology. He has experience both in pastoral roles and advising/counseling in higher education. Bryce views college as a formative and important season of life, and he is excited to support students in their journey. He enjoys being able to integrate faith into his work at APU as he sees God’s grace and provision in each student’s story.
Anneliese joined the APU community in 2013 and has provided academic support for traditional and nontraditional undergraduate students over the past few years. She completed her AA at Citrus College in 2010, and then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona and completed her BA in Sociology in 2012. In 2014, she completed her MA in Leadership and Organizational Studies at Azusa Pacific. Though her primary role is assisting students academically, her biggest desire is to see students grow holistically during their time at APU. Anneliese’s favorite part of working at APU is integrating her faith into her support with students during their academic career as they discover their calling by engaging the APU campus community.
Robin Quayle joined the Testing Center in March of 2018. In her part-time position as Testing Coordinator, she works in conjunction with numerous departments to administer and proctor many types of exams for both APU and non-APU students. Robin strives to provide individual service to each person that comes into contact with the Testing Center and wants to help each student reach his or her highest potential. Robin has worked with various school districts and educational organizations in the areas of administration, teaching, and information technology. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of California, Riverside. When not working, Robin enjoys serving others and spending time with her family and their loveable Black Labrador, Buddy.
Fabiola earned a BA in English and Chicana/o and Central American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MEd in Educational Counseling from the University of Southern California. As a former Upward Bound participant and first-generation professional, she sees her role as the student support specialist as an opportunity to give back to her community and help first-generation students get to and through higher education. She is passionate about college access and success, and believes that mentorship and guidance are key components. Fabiola strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for students.
Katherine has worked in TRIO since 2017 as an academic advisor, program coordinator, and now as an outreach specialist. As a first-generation student, she was drawn to the message and support of TRIO in empowering first-generation students to pursue a college education. She holds an MA in English Literature from California State University, Fullerton, and uses her degree in the work of empowering and educating students about college to ensure that postsecondary access is equitable for all students. She strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where students can develop their own voices and passions and grow on their educational journey.