M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa , 1976
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1972
Juanita Baltierra joined Saddleback College in February, 1985. Her responsibilities include serving as a full-time Counselor in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) office. She has coordinated several projects while at Saddleback College including the EOPS/CARE Mentor Program and the Early Start Project, an early outreach program for middle school latino students. Currently she is co-coordinating the Counseling Division's Intern Training program with Generalist Counselor Jan Ventura and Special Services Counselor Zina Boratynec. Her fall 2010 sabbatical included the development of a training manual to be used in the intern training program. A PDF copy of the training manual is available at the following link:
Prior to joining Saddleback College, Juanita worked as an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counselor/Coordinator at California State University, Fullerton. She held similar positions at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and CSU, Long Beach.
In her spare time, Juanita enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, attending the theatre, and visiting her daughter in New York. Her most recent trips have been to San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato in Mexico, Santander and Madrid in Spain, and London and Paris.