Meet Our Staff

Angela Yang, Director of International Student Program

Angela Yang, Director of International Student Program Angela was born in Shanghai, China. She came to the United States to pursue her master’s degree in Journalism as an international student.  She understands the struggles that international students encounter on and off campus and is excited to get to know students at Saddleback and help them achieve their educational goals in the U.S.
Angela has traveled to many countries throughout Asia. She has been in the field of international education for 10 years and loves working with students from around the world. Prior to Saddleback, Angela was the Associate Director of International Education Outreach at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington and the Director of International Programs and Services at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.
 
“Being an international student truly transforms my life. I am excited to share my stories with students from all over the world and be part of their U.S. academic experience.”

Phone: 949-582-4602
Email: lyang26@saddleback.edu

Brenda Torres, International Student Program Ambassador

Brenda Torres, International Student Program AmbassadorBrenda was born in Mission Viejo, California. She is a current student at Saddleback College pursuing her Nursing Degree. She understands the challenges International Students go through because going to a different school than your used can be difficult. Being a daughter of Mexican immigrants has shown her that everyone makes sacrifices in order to achieve their professional career goals. She is very involved in her parent’s culture by visiting Mexico every year and getting to see how culture is different in many ways and countries. She is excited to make you feel comfortable at Saddleback College and answer all your concerns you may have.
 
“Being a part of the International Student Program staff has allowed me to get to know many cultures and makes me proud to have a double-ethnicity.”

Phone: 949-582-4637
Email: btorres@saddleback.edu

Lizbeth Montes De Oca, International Student Program Ambassador

 Lizbeth Montes De Oca, International Student Program AmbassadorLizbeth was born in Santa Ana, California.  She has strong ties to Mexico as her family is originally from Michoacán.  She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2015.
Having been a student so recently, Lizbeth understands the struggles students face in their pursuit of higher education. She has been working in the International Student Office at Saddleback College for nearly a year, and loves helping students with anything they need.
 
“I love working with International Students and helping them reach their full academic potential.  I learn from these students just as much as they learn from this program.”

Phone: 949-582-4635
Email: lmontesdeoca@saddleback.edu