Dr. Estella Castillo-Garrison
Dean of Community Education, Emeritus Institute, and K-12 Partnerships
Dr. Castillo-Garrison's professional background includes work within K-12 and community and four-year colleges and universities. She teaches courses in Participatory Action Research and Communication/Information and Scholarly Writing in the ELAP Doctoral Program at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She has also taught undergraduate courses in Psychology and Sociology.
With over nine years of program development and management experience at the community college level, Dr. Castillo-Garrison has created high-quality classes and activities for the South Orange County community. As Director of Community Education at Saddleback College, she provided leadership and direction in developing and promoting community education programs and services through public relations and outreach efforts. Dr. Castillo-Garrison has extensive experience working with diverse populations as she served active duty military personnel and their family members on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base.