Meet Our HSE Presenters!
Adult Education Project Specialist, HSE
Javier Corrales earned a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley in 2007 and received a Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential from the University of San Diego in the subject areas of Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, Social Sciences, English as a Second Language, and Computer Technology. For the last ten years he has been working with adult learners teaching ESL, computer classes and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes in both English and Spanish. His passion is seeing students succeed and attain their educational goals.
Linda Ambrosini is passionate about working with adult learners to help them reach their personal goals. She finds education key to personal and career success. Her background did not originate in the education field. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1983. She worked for many years as a Manufacturing Engineer in machine shop and assembly environments. Her career path changed as her family grew. In 2007 she entered the education field working with Special Education students. Her passion was found in 2009 when she started working at Capistrano Unified School District Adult School. She obtained a Part-time Adult Education credential from Cal State Long Beach. Needless to say, with her engineering background, her favorite areas to teach are math and science.
Lauren Hogan-Miertschin has twenty years of experience teaching adults. She currently teaches HSE preparation for Saddleback Adult Education, Computer Information Management courses at IVC, as well as, high school diploma / HSE prep for Tustin Adult School. She is a “freeway flyer” in the true sense of the phrase. Lauren completed her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in education and a minor in history from Cal State Fullerton in 1995. After having worked in the business world for more than a decade, she returned to school, completing coursework at Cal State Long Beach for her full-time adult teaching credentials. She currently holds a Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential in English, Social Science, English as a Second Language, Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, in addition to a Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential in Marketing and Office Occupations.
Stephanie Hudock graduated with Honors from UC Irvine where she studied Economics and Mathematics. She received her Master’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her teaching credential in secondary mathematics from UCLA. Prior to becoming an HSE Presenter in Saddleback College's Adult Education department, Stephanie was a full-time high school math teacher, teaching all levels of math from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus. Stephanie enjoys sharing her passion of mathematics with her students and helping them achieve their educational goals.
Karla Molina graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.S. in Health Science and a B.A. in Spanish. Karla presently teaches mathematics in Spanish for the High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation program where she has discovered a passion for helping and motivating adult learners to reach their personal goals. Thus, Karla plans to continue her education and pursue a postgraduate degree. Aside from school and work, Karla enjoys spending time with her family, playing music, camping, and swimming with her friends.
Joy Zembruski earned a master's degree in Psychology from California Southern University. She also earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Psychology from UCLA, and an Adult Education credential with a specialization in TESL from San Diego University. She has been an Adult Education instructor at Mount San Jacinto College in Temecula, Corona Norco Unified School District, and Riverside County Office of Education, where she taught classes in ESL, Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma, High School Equivalency, and Citizenship. She is a former director of the Berlitz school in Guadalajara Mexico. Joy is also a substitute AESL faculty member for Saddleback Adult Education.