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Christina Sholars Ortiz (She/hER/hERs)

Coordinator for Black Academic Excellence 


As a first-generation Black college student with progressive growth, Christina has worked toward becoming an accomplished leader by integrating, coordinating, and fostering student development. Christina credits the influence of becoming empowered to contribute to providing transformative and empowering educational experiences with the encouragement and guidance received by the Black staff, faculty, and administrators at Cuesta College.


She further credits her mother’s passion for education and her work as a bilingual elementary school aide for inspiring her to create a safe, diverse, and dynamic learning experience to empower students to accomplish their goals. Previously, Christina served as the Program Coordinator for the Cal Poly Scholars Program. At Cuesta College, she served as the Financial Aid Specialist and liaison for the Monarch Dream Center, an assistant to the CalWorks, Foster Youth, and EOPS/CARE (CaFE), and an assistant to the Counseling department.


Christina serves the Cal Poly community, as the advisor for the Black Student Union, Vice President of the Cal Poly Black Alumni Community, a member of the Black Faculty and Staff Association, and a member of the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association. 



Educational Background

Masters in Higher Education Counseling Student Affairs - Cal Poly-San Luis Obipso 

Bachelor in General Studies - Columbia College

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Building 52, Room E23
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


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