Bibiana A. H.

Retention Specialist: Graduate College of Education & College of Ethnic Studies

Bibiana

Joined the UAC in Fall 2017

What is your approach to advising?
Equity at the center-always! It's important for me to always remember that each student has their own unique needs and obstacles. Above all, everyone has the capacity to improve and move forward- some just need a point in the right direction.

Education
B.A. in English & Art History at UC Berkeley
M.A. in Counselor's Education at San Jose State University

What's your favorite part of your job?
Collaborating and empowering students as they navigate through the obstacles of higher education.

What's the best class you've ever taken?
A Chicano Studies course that focused on Art History of Dia de Los Muertos. It was really the first time I explored such a topic close to my heart in an academic setting, and it brought together my values of art, culture, healing and community.

Most unusual job you ever had?
Random graphic design jobs with very picky clients.

What advice do you have for SF State Gators?
Occupy your space; never doubt you belong here.

email: barriola@sfsu.edu