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. "We’re always trying to take things to the next level to benefit students and sustain a campus community focused on success." 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.



DJ is the ultimate people person whose approachable attitude makes him an asset to the CLS team. He is in his second year at saddleback and is thoroughly enjoying his general ed.  During free time he likes to skate and make music. He has helped start an awesome club on campus and hopes to leave a positive mark on saddleback.  He is extremely approachable and is always ready to talk. 

Ximena has been at Saddleback for 1 1/2 years now. She's an international student from Monterrey, Mexico. She's alwasys looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. She wants to major in Psychology at either Chapman or UCI. Ximena loves traveling, reading and learning to cook new recipies.