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Eva Amezola
Eva Amezola
Upward Bound Director 
(951) 372-7154

Eva Amezola holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's of arts in Education with an emphasis on Multicultural Counseling from San Diego State University. Eva has worked with social equity outreach programs for twelve years in the capacity of a counselor and coordinator.  She is currently the Director of the three Upward Bound Programs at Norco College, which services Centennial High school, Corona High school, and Norte Vista High School.​
Miriam Alonso
Miriam L. Carrillo
Assistant Director
(951) 372-7083
Miriam L. Carrillo has worked with outreach programs throughout her undergraduate and professional career. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is currently the Assistant Director of the three Upward Bound Programs at Norco College.

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Claudia Garcia Claudia Garcia
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Norte Vista High School)
(951) 739-7821

Claudia Garcia serves as the Upward Bound Outreach Specialist at Norte Vista High School. She is an alumnus of Norte Vista High School and is very proud to return to help students and give back to her community. She attended the University of California, Riverside and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s in School Counseling with a PPS credential from the University of Redlands.
Gabriela Ramirez Gabriela Ramirez
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Centennial High School)
(951) 739-7807

Gabriela Ramirez has over ten years of experience working with grants at Norco College. Currently, she supports the Upward Bound program at Centennial High School by providing academic and support services to first-generation college bound students. Gabriela holds an Associate Degree in Arts and Science from Norco College, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California Baptist University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English Composition at California State University San Bernardino.
Victoria Orozco
Desiree Rivera
Upward Bound Outreach Specialist
(Corona High School)
(951) 739-7826

Desiree Rivera serves as the Outreach Specialist for Corona High School Upward Bound. Desiree has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from CSU, San Bernardino. Desiree is committed to diversity and activism in education and in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking with her two adorable fur babies, and cooking new recipes. She also very much loves Beyoncé.
Victoria Orozco
Victoria Orozco
Administrative Assistant I
(951) 738-7721

Victoria Orozco serves as an Administrative Assistant I for Upward Bound Programs at Norco College. Victoria holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies from San Bernardino Valley College, Bachelors of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Fullerton, and is currently attending a Masters of Counseling and Guidance from California State University, San Bernardino. Victoria is committed to student success and helping students achieve their goals. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys catching up on her favorite shows, riding her beach cruiser, and trying different desserts.

Contact us:

Norco College Upward Bound
2001 Third Street
Norco, CA. 92860-2600
Phone: (951) 738-7721