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 Humanities and Languages - 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 as the Campus Squad Leader in 2017.  She is a Saddleback College student, and is pursuing a major in Social Work, to assist others in need.  Her future plans include transferring to either Cal State Long Beach, or San Marcos in Fall, 2018.

Kiki Bjerke

Kiki joined the Student Development team as a Student Lead, in 2017.  She is studying business management, here at Saddleback College, and plans on transferring after this school year. With that degree, she is going to open her own children's theater company someday!