Close up of Chris Yen's face.
STEM 1 Academy Coordinator
My work as an educator is rooted in educational equity, social justice, and building a strong and cohesive community together through student empowerment.
Gustavo Lopez
Health 1 Academy Coordinator
I became an educator in order to advocate for students that come from similar disenfranchised communities.
(415) 338-3035
Close up of Michael's face.
Health 2 and 3 Academy Coordinator
I’m a Bay Area kid – born and raised – with working class roots. SF State graduate turned educator dedicated to helping students navigate the halls of academia. On a lighter note, I’m a lover of popular culture in all forms. You name it, I find joy in it!
Michelle Toney
Business Academy Coordinator, Lecturer
My passion is supporting young adults and building a culture where a difference is valued. I believe in taking a holistic approach and grow Metro’s network of people, programs and tools all designed to help our students, instructors, and staff succeed.
Olive Mitra
Assistant Director of CFD, Lecturer
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.
Rama Ali Kased
Director of Student Services, Assistant Professor Race in Resistance Studies
My approach and work is very much guided by equity and dismantling all forms of oppression in schooling processes. I am also the mother of two amazing and fierce little ones.
Savita Malik
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development (CFD)
My passion is social justice curriculum development and supporting faculty to be more equitable and effective instructors.
Stephanie Claussen
Assistant Professor in Engineering
I am passionate about creating and teaching an engineering curriculum that supports the success of first-generation students and incorporates questions of social justice. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am thrilled to be teaching at SF State!
Tina Bartolome
Associate Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development, Lecturer
I grew up in San Francisco, got my BA from SFSU, and my commitment to education for liberation stems from being mentored by fierce educators, artists, and organizers of color who serve their communities. I am passionate about continuing this tradition.
Tobin Galang
Faculty Director of MARC, Lecturer
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.
(415) 405-2684
Virginia M. Schwarz
Assistant Professor of English/Composition
I am a first-generation college student, and I am excited to be in Metro to co-create anti oppressive and equitable classrooms and spaces with students. I have a cat, Mr. Zucchini Ralphie, and I love geeky boardgames.