Meet the Counselors

Sofia Varela

My name is Sofia Varela. I worked for De Anza College since 2006 as an educator of young children in the Child development Center. In May 2015, I obtained my master of Arts degree from San Jose State University in Education/Counseling and student personnel. Concurrently, I am working part time for the Math Performance Success (MPS) Program at De Anza College. My ultimate goal as an MPS counselor is to support the educational success of all students through one on one counseling and advising.

Office: S41
Office Hours:

  • Mon & Tues 6:15-7:15pm
  • by appt.

Melissa Maturino (Rueda)

Hi! My name is Melissa Rueda and I am a counselor for the MPS/ Statway program. I was a De Anza College, MPS student myself and received my AA in Liberal Arts with emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science in 2009. I transferred to Santa Clara University and received my B.S in Sociology and minor in Ethnic Studies in 2011 and then earned my M.A in Counselor Education from SJSU in Fall 2013. I’ve also had the opportunity to work in the EOP&S office at De Anza as a part-time counselor, and as a manager for a college access program through UC Berkeley called Destination College Advising Corps.

Phone: 408-864-8249
Office: S56A
Office Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30am-10am in S-41
  • Mon-Fri-10am-10:30am
  • Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-4:30pm in S-56A

Luis Carrillo 

My name is Luis Alberto Carrillo, and I been a Math Success Program counselor for the MPS Program since April 2016. I completed my Undergraduate studies at De Anza College (AA Degree in Transfer Studies) and from San Francisco State University (BA Degree in International Relations). In 2015 I earned an MA from San Jose State University in Education Counseling.

Phone: 408-864-5856
Office: S-43G
Office Hours:

  • M  12:30pm-2:30pm; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • T  11:30am-1:30pm; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • W  9:30AM-11:30AM; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • TH  9:30am-10:30am; 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • F By appointment only

Khoa Nguyen

My name is Khoa Nguyen and I am a Counselor/Coordinator for the Math Success Program at De Anza College. I received my B.S. in Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013 and my M.A. degree in Counseling (Health Psychology) at Santa Clara University in June 2016. For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to serve as an academic advisor and program coordinator for the Associate’s to Bachelor’s Program at Cañada College. I am thrilled to meet and assist students with their academic and professional goals.

Phone: 408-864-5664
Office: S-41A
Office Hours:

  • M 10:30 – 11am, 1 – 1:30pm
  • T 9 - 9:30am,
  • Th 9 – 9:30am, 11:30 – 12:00pm,
  • F 9:30 – 10:00am
  • or by appointment
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