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PASO Instructors

PASO General Education - Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy 101

Silverio Haro

Originally from Fresno, California, Silverio Haro refers to himself as an educator, given the various hats he's worn throughout his career. He has served in the roles of advisor, administrator, and adjunct faculty member, to name a few. He is committed to seeing students succeed and has worked with student groups as well as indivdual students to meet their academic and personal goals. He is especially proud to have mentored dozens of students and knows all too well the power of a caring and interested mentor to motivate and guide. 

Silverio Haro
 

PASO Learning Community Course

General Education Writing - Principles of Written Communication 101

Mea Hall

Mea has been teaching at CSUSM for the last five years, after earning her Master of Arts degree in Literature and Writing from the same institution. Mea strongly believes that education is the surest way to foster compassionate problem-solving in any society. Her background living and traveling all over the United States and my many years of experience as a counselor at a multicultural camp in Arizona have demonstrated to her that the better people understand each other and themselves, as individuals and as cultures, the more productive conversations become. She respects the way that PASO offers students exactly those opportunities. Outside of the academic and art world, Mea's other abiding love is her children, who remind her daily why education and the arts are so important in the world.

Mea Hall
 

PASO Learning Community Course

General Education - Life Longlearning and Information Literacy 101

Erika Vazquez, M.A.

Erika Vazquez grew up in North County San Diego and is the second person in her family of five siblings to attend college. As a first-generation Latina student with migrant parents, she knew education was key to serve as an inspiration to her younger siblings and to pursue a better life.While Erika was pursuing her undergraduate studies at CSUSM, she was a participant of College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Both programs were instrumental in her academic journey as they provided essential resources, support and a familia environment.  Erika earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Minor in Spanish and a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with emphasis in Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Her graduate research examined the challenges of first-generation college students in personal and academic development, transition and finding a sense of community. Thus, her teaching philosophy is attributed to her values of access, equity, empathy, and student success. Teaching a GEL course for Pathways for Academic Success and Opportunity (PASO), allows her to pursue her passion of working with Latin@ first-generation college students as she can relate to  the unique challenges they face.Aside from teaching as a Lecturer for First-Year Programs, Erika also serves as an Admissions Officer and School Partnership Coordinator for the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach. 

Erika Vasquez