Pre-college Programs

Upward Bound

Meet Our Upward Bound Staff

The Upward Bound team approaches teamwork through a holistic lens. We are all practitioners who advocate, serve, and support our students, and who are learning from each other's practice to further grow, develop, and pay it forward to our multifaceted student population(s) and communities. Feel free to reach out to us for any question, comment, and/or concern. También hablamos Español, son bienvenidos/as/x.

Katherin Razo-Gomez, M.A.

Associate Director

B.A. in Human Communication; Chicanx Studies Concentration; CSU, Monterey Bay

M. A. in Chicana/o Studies; Education Emphasis; CSU, San José

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Ella


P: (831) 582-3769

Lali Mares, B.A. 

Administrative Assistant

B. A. in Global Studies; CSU, Monterey Bay

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


P: (831) 204-5267

Jesús Floriano-Ramírez, B.A.

Educational Advising Specialist; Pajaro Valley High School & Watsonville High School

B. A. in Spanish Language and Literature; Sociology Minor; CSU, Monterey Bay

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His/Él


P: (831) 293-7797

Upward Bound Advisor