Maya Ramos Clayton
Regional Manager - San Gabriel Valley
Ms. Clayton serves as Regional Manager responsible for the San Gabriel Valley region, including current partnerships in El Monte, El Rancho, Hacienda La Puente and Pomona Unified School Districts. She is the primary liaison with school districts and higher education partners in the San Gabriel Valley region, responsible for communications, training, and ongoing user support. She is additionally a lead curriculum writer for the initiative, creating lesson plans for integration of CaliforniaColleges.edu in various formats for 6th-12th grade students.
Prior to joining CCGI, Ms. Clayton was Program Director at The Posse Foundation, Inc., Los Angeles, a leading national college access and youth leadership development program. She earned her B.A. from Smith College where she has served as a Director for the Alumnae Association of Smith College. She was also a founding member of Smith's Diversity Advisory Group. Ms. Clayton is currently pursuing her M.S. in Professional Writing at New York University.
Regional Coordinator - San Gabriel Valley
Ms. Cornejo serves as Regional Coordinator responsible for the San Gabriel Valley region.
Prior to joining CCGI, Ms. Cornejo was a Student Services Coordinator at College Made Easy, a private college-planning agency in the San Fernando Valley. As a student services coordinator, Maribel was instrumental in preparing 9th-12th grade students for college by educating both students and their parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, deadlines, and procedures. She also advised students on curricular and extra-curricular choices, college and career readiness, SAT/ACT testing, and choosing the right colleges.
Maribel earned her B.S. in Sociology from the University of La Verne and her MA Ed. in Educational Counseling along with her PPS credential from Azusa Pacific University.
Regional Coordinator - West Los Angeles
Ms. Iler is responsible for all training and user support of www.CaliforniaColleges.edu in the Southwest section of the Los Angeles region, shepherding an initial partnership with the Culver City School District.
Prior to joining the California College Guidance Initiative, Terri worked as both a professional academic advisor and program administrator at California State University, Long Beach. In February 2009, Terri joined the Destination Graduation Project at CSULB’s University Center for Undergraduate Advising, which used intensive and preemptive advising to raise the six-year graduation rates of native CSULB students. Most recently, she’s served as Assistant Director of CSULB’s University Honors Program, facilitating every component of the program from curriculum building to budgeting, extra-curricular programming, and student mentoring.
Terri received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Education and Italian Studies from CSULB, and she is currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles, through their Educational Leadership Program.
Anacany Torres, M. Ed.
Regional Coordinator - Orange County
Ms. Torres is responsible for all training and user support of www.CaliforniaColleges.edu in Orange County, with an initial emphasis in her home town of Santa Ana, California.
Prior to joining the California College Guidance Initiative, Ms Torres served as an advisor in several University-based college outreach programs including, the Early Academic Outreach Program at UC Irvine and the Educational Talent Search program at University of Southern California. In both roles she fostered partnerships with local schools and facilitated college planning and preparation workshops for students and families. She has also worked with the Office of Outreach and Educational Partnerships at Rio Hondo Community College.
Anacany received her undergraduate degrees from UC Irvine and received her Masters of Education from the University of Southern California.