Meet the Staff

Christopher Hargraves

Chris Hargraves has been serving in the role of Director of Student Life at Saddleback College since November 2016. He has been a student affairs practitioner for over 13 years and prior to coming to Saddleback, worked as a Senior Assistant Dean at the University of Arizona and an Assistant Director at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Chris received his Master of Education in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas and his Bachelor of Arts from Wichita State University.
Chris is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles Fan (Fly, Eagles, Fly!), enjoys comic books, has a dog named Chuck Norris, and likes listening to all types of music, especially country and the band Hanson. He is excited to be working with the amazing students, faculty, and staff at Saddleback College. Go Gauchos!

Jacqueline Zimbalist

Jacqueline joined the Student Development team as the Student Development Senior Administrative Assistant in 2017. She has been a longtime higher education professional, and previously worked in the Division of Fine Arts & Media Technology at Saddleback College. Jacqueline has an AA in English Literature from Saddleback College, a BA in English Literature from CSU Long Beach, and MA in English from CSU Fullerton. She enjoys screenwriting for TV and Film, creating Mixed Media Art, volunteering at Saddleback's radio station, KSBR, learning about anything, and empowering college students to grow.

Mayra Garcia

Mayra joined the Student Development team in 2017.  She is pursuing a major in Social Work, to assist others in need.  She is a Saddleback College Alumna, and will be transferring to Cal State Fullerton, in Fall, 2018.

Jeneffer Ramirez Vasquez

Jeneffer joined the Student Development team in 2015.  Jeneffer is also a Saddleback College Alumna!  She is currently studying Political Science/Criminal Justice at Loyola University, Chicago.