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Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools

staff members wavingRegistration and Student Services (RSS) 127
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014 
Phone: 408.864.8327
(Current students: Please include your 8-digit CWID when you email us, so we can respond more quickly.)

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Visit the Outreach Counselors webpage to learn how to speak with a counselor in person, by phone or on Zoom. 

Future Students and Parents

  • Please feel free to contact us by emailing for answers to your questions about De Anza College.

New Students at De Anza

  • If you'd like to speak with an academic counselor, you can use our online drop-in hours or schedule an appointment to talk by phone or on Zoom. Please visit the Outreach Counselors webpage for more information.

International Students

Registration and Records

Meet the Outreach Team 

  • Erick Aragon, counselor
  • Jayme Brown, student success specialist
  • Stacey Carrasco, program coordinator II
  • Umar Douglas, counselor
  • Martha Espinosa, student success specialist
  • Ashley Flores, counselor
  • Norma Guido Flores, counselor
  • Anna Nguyen, counselor
  • Chai Schweikert, counselor
  • Jesus Ruelas, counselor
  • Charles Van Meurs, counselor

The Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools works to promote college access and success for all students, with emphasis on underserved and underrepresented students. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools is to recruit and attract students from diverse backgrounds to De Anza College, support prospective students in their transition from high school to college, and work in collaboration with college programs and services, local high schools, and communities to promote college access and success.

About Our Staff 

Staff members in the Outreach office provide information about campus programs and services to prospective students and their parents, through a variety of activities at area high schools. These include college fairs, career and college nights, presentations, info tables, student ambassadors, application workshops and placement testing.

The Outreach office also organizes De Anza campus tours and serves as a point of contact to support the successful transition of prospective students from high school to college.

Outreach staff members draw on their academic and professional training and life experience to connect with students and their families. In a recognition of outstanding work, the Outreach staff was honored with a 2017 Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Jesus Ruelas“Being able to connect to different resources on campus allowed me to be successful,” said Jesus Ruelas, a De Anza graduate and Karl S. Pister Scholarship winner, who’s now a counselor in the office. “I feel connected to the community here, so now I try to fill that same role for others."

Erick Aragon“A lot of us (on the Outreach staff) are first-generation college students and so, for us, it’s kind of giving back to the community,” added counselor Erick Aragon. “We’re always in the schools, working with students that may not have a trajectory toward college.”

Outreach staffers also works with students after they’ve enrolled at De Anza, helping them with access to academic advising and counseling, education planning, peer mentoring and a food pantry.


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