Faculty and Staff

Metro College Success Program faculty and staffs are a diverse group representing various backgrounds and disciplines. We are held together by our passion for social justice and equity that fosters student success.

Business and Administration Team

Mary Beth Love, PhD

Executive Director

Email: love@sfsu.edu

I am passionate about working for a mission-driven organization like Metro and committed to education equity which sustains that passion.


Vicki Legion, MPH

Coordinator of Metro's SF State/ City College partnership on behalf of City College

Email: vlegion@sfsu.edu

My inspiration in Metro is the work of a collaborative team that is passionately devoted to education justice.

Steve Puig, MA

Metro Program Office Coordinator

Email: spuig@sfsu.edu

I am aware of our program's vision and what our ultimate goals for the Metro College Success Program - students’ success in college and their respective lives. This encourages me to work harder to achieve better results and cultivates productivity that helps me to feel valued and motivated.

Faculty Learning Community Team

Savita Malik, Ed.D, MPH

Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development

Email: smalik@sfsu.edu

My passion is social justice curriculum development and supporting faculty to be more equitable and effective instructors.


Sherria Taylor, PhD

Associate Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development

Email: sherriat@sfsu.edu

I'm passionate about helping to keep the flame lit- supporting people in not only discovering and living out their passions, but seeing themselves as enough... wherever they are, whoever they are.

Olive Mitra

Curriculum and Faculty Coach

Email: omitra@sfsu.edu

Watching students understand the systems of oppression that lie underneath our societal structures, and then find ways to fight against it is why I teach for Metro.

Student Services Team

Rama Kased, Ed.D

Director of Student Services

Email: ramak@sfsu.edu

My approach and work is very much guided by equity and disseminating all forms of oppression in schooling processes. I am also the mother of two amazing and fierce little ones.


Gustavo Lopez, MA

Associate Director of Student Services

Email: gus1492@sfsu.edu

I became an educator in order to advocate for students that come from similar disenfranchised communities.

Cesar Campos

Coordinator of Student Services

Email: chcampos@mail.sfsu.edu

My passion is working for social equity within the education system, and improving the success of first generation college students.

Alexandra Urbina

Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment Services

Email: alurbina@mail.sfsu.edu

My passion is to work with first-generation college students and help them navigate through college.

Ronny Batista

Coordinator of Student Outreach & Admission

Email: ronnyb@mail.sfsu.edu

Getting my Bachelor degree My work passion is helping students and working in the community I have grew up in.

Daniel Paz Gabriner, MPA(c)

Data Manager of Student Services

Email: dgabriner@sfsu.edu

Currently, I am a MPA student at San Francisco State University. Also a bread baker!

Rose Carmona-Arbulu, MA

Coordinator of Academic Advising

Email: rcarmona@sfsu.edu

I am committed to helping all students have equitable access to higher education and helping them navigate the complex institutional policies.

Metro Academy Coordinators Team

Mark Bautista, PhD

Metro Academy of Ethnic Studies and Education

Email: markb@sfsu.edu

My practice in ethnic studies and urban education is grounded in everyday service and interactions with underserved youth and communities of color.


Genievive Del Mundo Mendieta, MS

Metro Academy of Science and Engineering

Email: gen@sfsu.edu

I love to spend time outdoors going hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and competing in races.


Analisa Brown, M.S.

Metro Academy Coordinator of STEM 3 & STEM 4

Email: abrown5@sfsu.edu

Seeing underrepresented students succeeding in higher education drives me. I am passionate about traveling the world, learning new things, and helping underrepresented students gain access in the sciences.


Gustavo Lopez, MA

Metro Academy of Health I

Email: gus1492@sfsu.edu

I became an educator in order to advocate for students that come from similar disenfranchised communities.


Maharaj "Raju" Desai, Ph.D.

Metro Academy of Health II and Health III

Email: rdesai@sfsu.edu

When Iʻm not in the classroom, I love to hike, cook, read, and explore new places and restaurants.


Meagan Nance, M.A.

Metro Academy of Liberal and Creative Arts I & II

Email: megnance@sfsu.edu

Ultimately, what inspires my work in Metro is my vision to push students to speak, think, act and behave in ways that expand the realm of what is possible and what is just. This is guided by my philosophy that action measures and reflects the worth of any education.


Danny Chau, MA

Metro Academy of Business

Email: dchau@sfsu.edu

What inspires me is I always learn something new from Metro students every single day. I am inspired by their stories, resilience, and passion to give back to their communities.


Information Technology and Evaluation Systems

Celia Graterol, MPH

Director of Data Engineering & Analytics

Email: celiag@sfsu.edu

Personal interest: I love being in nature. I love to mountain bike, ski, rock climb, skateboard, surf and hike. And to keep my body in shape for these sports, I practice yoga almost daily.