Tula Marin, M.A., P.P.S.C.
Director of TRIO DSPS
I am the TRiO DSPS Director. I am also an advisor for TRiO
Club and Alas con Futuro. I am excited to be able to work with each and every
single one of you.
I have worked within Federal TRiO grants for 9 years, and my
passion is creating student success and building a TRiO family. I started in
the field of education as an AVID Tutor, then became an Earth Science Teacher,
Counselor, Coordinator and now TRiO Director. Each experience has been
wonderful because I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with students and
share my story and experiences. For my own education, I attended the University
of Redlands for my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and minor in Physical
Education. After my Bachelor’s Degree, I continued at University of Redlands
where I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I attended San Diego State
University for additional courses to enhance my experiences in community
I am a true believer of and am passionate about Higher
Education. Many of you have seen me on campus when I was the TRiO EVC
Coordinator, Counselor, and Project Director. I was previously located at the
Mecca Thermal Campus serving TRIO EVC students for the last four years. I am
very excited to be able to join TRiO DSPS SSS.
Instructional Support Specialist
I am thrilled to
return to a TRiO- SSS program as the Instructional Support Specialist. Before I
transferred to University of California, Santa Barbara I served as a Student
Worker for TRiO-EVC. I was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and
attended College of the Desert where I completed my general education. At UCSB
I graduated with a double major in Sociology and Feminist Studies and a minor
in Educational Studies with Applied Psychology. As a product of TRiO-ACES, I am
eager to give back to a similar program and assist students that exhibit the
drive, dedication and perseverance to earn a college degree. My next goal in my life is to attend graduate
school and work towards becoming an educational counselor to further assist
students in achieving their academic goals.
I am the TRiO DSPS Secretary and I am very excited to be
able to work with TRiO DSPS Students. I
am currently finishing my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts: Arts, Humanities
& Communications and a Psychology AAT-T, here at College of the Desert. I
will be transferring to Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Extension Fall
2016 to continue my goal to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I am a product of the TRiO EVC Program and an
officer for TRiO Club. My passion, love and gratitude towards TRiO Programs an everlasting
and I am pleased to be able to keep contribute to my community.