Meet Our Team
Andrea Vizenor, Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development
Andrea joined California Community Colleges in 2003 as a Deputy Sector Navigator for the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (RHT) sector at Skyline College. Ms. Vizenor acts as a catalyst for the advancement of career education programs, thoughtful industry engagement, K12 pathway expansion and educator professional development. Andrea has a vast background in industry and K12 education where she began her role in the hospitality industry as a travel agent and moved quickly into a career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. During her 10 years in management with Hyatt Hotels she held the following positions: Rooms Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Director of Guest Services, Employment and Training Manager and Director of Training. Through valuable partnerships established with education during her Hyatt Career she was afforded the opportunity to teach K12 Hospitality and Entrepreneurship Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for 8 years. In her role as Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development, Andrea works closely with faculty, staff and administration in paving the way for new program development, quality high school partnerships and collaborations, adult school bridge to college programming, high value employer partnership creation as well as the creation of valuable work-based learning opportunities.
Elizabeth Tablan, Program Services Coordinator
Elizabeth serves as the Program Services Coordinator for Strong Workforce Programs under Skyline College’s Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development. In her role she supports grants and activities focused to advance Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development programming. Elizabeth has worked with Skyline College since 2013 holding roles as an intern for the Center for International Trade and Development and later as an Office Assistant II for RHT. She is highly excited to be in a position that coordinates efforts alongside Skyline College faculty, high school partners, and industry representatives in connecting students to career technical education opportunities and real-world work experiences. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University.
Claudia Paz, Visual Communications Coordinator
Claudia serves as the Visual Communications Coordinator for the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development at Skyline College. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communications Design from San Francisco State University in 2015 and an Associate of Science in Web Design from Skyline College in 2012. She previously worked as a Student Assistant in the English Language Institute and the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Department at Skyline College over the past years. Her expertise and passion in graphic design make her develop innovative designs for the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development by promoting a variety of career technical education programs among Skyline College and high school students.
Linda Truong, Program Services Coordinator, Carl Perkins/CTE Transitions
Linda serves as the Program Services Coordinator for Carl Perkins/CTE Transitions in Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development at Skyline College. She received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from San Francisco State University. She previously worked as an Office Assistant II for the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College and as an Accounting Clerk for the Accounts Payable Customer Service Team at Wells Fargo Bank’s Corporate Properties Group. She is very excited and focused on utilizing the Carl Perkins Grant to continue the improvement of technical achievements of CTE pathways and strengthening the connections between high schools, faculty, staff, and students in transition from secondary to postsecondary education and into the workforce.
Laura DeKelaita, Program Services Coordinator: Job Placement - Business, Entrepreneurship and Management
Laura is a Program Services Coordinator with Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development. She assists with job placement for students in the meta majors of Business, Entrepreneurship and Management. Laura is passionate about connecting students with meaningful employment opportunities in the Bay Area. Prior to working at Skyline College, Laura worked in the private sector onboarding and supporting employees at Sony PlayStation. She also worked in career development at a non-profit in San Francisco, JVS, where she supported job seekers, created employer advisory committees as well as facilitated career readiness events with major employer such as Twitter, Charles Schwab and Google.
Alexa Moore, Program Services Coordinator: Job Placement - Society and Education
Alexa Moore is a Program Services Coordinator with Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development. She assists with job placement for students in the meta majors of Society and Education. Alexa has dedicated seven years of work at the Skyline College Early Learning Child Development Laboratory Center where she worked with a variety of students, staff, faculty, children, and families in different ways. Living in the Bay Area her whole life Alexa is alumni to both Skyline College and San Franciso State University with an Associates in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor's in Child Development, and Masters in Special Education. Alexa also teaches as adjunct faculty for Canada College in the Education and Human Development Department. She brings with her the willingness and leadership capabilities to help support the students of Skyline College as they transition from their educational pathways into their dream jobs!