Meet the Staff

 

Audra DiPadova View profile information for David Johnson Send email to David Johnson
Audra is the Director of Student Life and comes to the job with 14 years of professional higher education experience in student affairs ranging from working with incarcerated women to student leadership development. Audra has been at Saddleback College for seven fabulous years. She’s the mom of two superheroes, one of whom is fighting brain cancer (and winning!). Audra graduated with a certificate in Culinary Arts from Scottsdale Community College, a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University, and a MA in Philosophy & Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In her spare time Audra is the Founder/Chief Hope Officer of a nonprofit devoted to supporting families fighting childhood cancer. Her favorite part of working at Saddleback College is the creative energies shared by the Associated Student Government and campus clubs. She is a passionate advocate for student growth and hands-on leadership opportunities, student success, and a growth mindset. Go Gauchos!

Erin Long View profile information for Erin Long Send email to Erin Long
Erin started working in Student Development in 2001. She has worked all over the campus: in the bookstore, Community Education, the game room and Student Development Office. Erin was a student at Saddleback College and graduated with her AA in Psychology. She went on to get her BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and her MA in Marriage and Family Counseling from Webster University. Currently, Erin is working on her MFT Licence. Erin loves to read, sing and Pinterest. Erin is an event planner at heart, and truly enjoys her time spent with students in the Student Development Office and during her time shadowing counselors.

Emily Maynard Send email to Natalie Hart
Emily joined the Student Development team in 2014. She is in her fourth year as a higher education professional, and previously worked as a campus Operations Manager at a private college in Oregon. She is thrilled to make the move to south Orange County and Student Life at Saddleback College. Emily has a BA in English from Hillsdale College in Michigan. She enjoys reading, writing, learning about anything, and empowering college students to grow. 

Leadership Lab Lead

Ximena Espinosa Send email to Natalie Hart
Ximena has been at Saddleback College since 2012, and has worked for Student Development for three years. She's an international student from Monterrey, Mexico. She's works for The Leadership Lab, mentoring student leaders, and planning events. She wants to major in Psychology at either Chapman or UCI. Ximena loves meeting new people, traveling, reading and learning to cook new recipies.

Campus Life Squad Supervisor

Madeline Hernandez Send email to Natalie Hart