Welcome to my Janelle’s homepage!

Hello! I have been enthusiastically serving the Laney College community since 2011. I am passionate about informing students of the ways in which community college can be an institution of transformation and economic mobility in their lives. I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Individual Studies from Foothill College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in Chicana & Chicano Studies from UCLA, and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel and School (K-12) Counseling from San Francisco State University.

I currently teach Counseling 24, College Success for the Umoja-Ubaka Learning community and Counseling 201, Orientation to College, at Dewey Academy in the Oakland Unified School District. I have counseled and taught Counseling 224, College Preparedness, in the Gateway to College and Puente Programs and I also previously served as the advisor to the Laney Black Student Union, a student club.

I invite you to explore the challenging and rewarding path to your future by scheduling an appointment in  Laney Counseling Department  by calling 510.464.3152, or scheduling an appointment online. You can also contact me via email at I invite you to create Student Education Plans (SEPs) and provide information that will help you clarify and fulfill your goals. Feel free to browse the links for important web pages and useful resources.