Mr. Derek Majors
Hello. My name is Derek Majors and I have been the Associate Dean (Director) of EOPS/CARE, DSPS and Umoja since December 2009. My educational background began with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, from San Diego State University, and a Master of Science in Guidance Counseling, from University of La Verne. Before coming to Trade, I held numerous positions at a variety of educational institutions throughout my twenty year professional career. I started out as an academic instructor in adult and career education. I then moved into counseling, and am now currently in educational administration. I have also been a community college and university instructor.
As the Director of EOPS, I am committed to providing quality services to EOPS students. Students are my first concern. I believe no one should ask more from others than they expect from themselves. I am here to help and my door is always open, so drop by anytime. My office is in the Student Services Building, EOPS Office, room 205. You can also call the EOPS office for information at (213) 763-7117.
I am ready and willing to take on the challenges of the years to come. How about you?
Lori Hunter, (213) 763 7102
ANGELES ABRAHAM, M.A.
Associate Professor of Counseling
Support Program Coordinator
Hi! I’m Ms. Abraham, your EOPS Counselor! I received my B. A. in Psychology with a minor in Public Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills and an M. A. in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University. I have counseling experience in various departments at Los Angeles Trade Tech and West LA College in programs such as Extended Opportunity Programs Services (EOPS), GAIN CalWORKS , TRIO, Veteran Affairs as well as the general population. My training and experience has equipped me to serve such a broad range of diverse and multicultural student population (most of whom are economically and educationally disadvantaged). As an Associate Professor of Counseling and as the Support Program Coordinator for EOPS, I take pride in providing you with exceptional academic, career and personal counseling!
Since 2005, I have committed myself to EOPS at LATTC as a counseling faculty. My goal is to enable you to achieve your greatest potential by helping you realize your talents, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, I also strive to help you figure out what matters the most to you, your core values and beliefs and then integrate those values and beliefs to your goals as students and later on to your professional careers. As an Associate Professor of Counseling, I enjoy interrelating with you on a one to one basis, as well as providing you with the necessary tools needed for academic success!
I look forward to working with you!
LOURDES M. BRENT, M.S.
Professor of Counseling
Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Professor of Counseling
- EOPS Counselor at Trade-Tech since 1996
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations from Immaculate Heart College
- Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College
- Doctor of Philosophy studies in Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles
- Community College Counselor Credential
- Instructor Credential in Psychology
- EOPS Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Member of Pi Lambda Theta (professional and honors association in education)
Lorna Bukasa, M.A.
Professor of Counseling
Hello, I’m Mrs. Bukasa. I’ve worked in EOPS since 1988 and have served as an EOPS Counselor since 1997. Since 1994 I have also been the Coordinator of the EOPS/CARE Program which serves single parents (providing additional support services such as meal tickets, grants and workshops). My Bachelor’s Degree is in Human Services and my Master’s Degree is in Counseling Psychology. As one of your counselors I hope to make your life easier by clarifying information, pointing you in the right direction for resources and facilitating your academic journey toward a certificate, degree and/or transfer to the university.
My focus is empowerment of the individual and the community and I have been engaged with that through Facilitating Personal Development Workshops, Writing and Publishing, Program Coordination of Non-Profit Organizations and Dialogue Facilitation (I’m Certified in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement, as well as Mediation and Negotiation).
Come in to see me. Make it a priority. We’ll have a good time planning your educational path. All of the EOPS Counselors are here to serve you and they are full of knowledge and expertise. I know you have made sacrifices to attend college and I wish you much success in your academic endeavors and I hope that I can contribute in some small way to your success. I believe in you so make your time here full of challenge, excellence, adventure and growth. Remember: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.” Let’s have a great year and don’t miss your opportunities!
GLICERIA ROSARIO, M.S.
Professor of Counseling
Professor of Personal Development – Interpersonal Relationships
I am currently a Professor of Counseling; an Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) full time Counselor at Trade Tech for 24 years; and Coordinator of field trips to 4 year universities and the Instructor for Personal Development 2 (Interpersonal Relationships). I received my two master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Pupil Personnel Services, from Mount St. Mary’s College in L.A. in order to serve students by providing all the available means to meet their physical, sociological, emotional, economical and spiritual needs. These degrees enabled me to attain two life time credentials from the State of California, Community College Counselor Credential and Instructor Credential in Psychology, to pursue my ideal career. I also have an Instructor in Special Reading-Psychology for Life Credential from the Los Angeles Community College District. I also committed myself to two important committees that would ensure a high quality of education for the Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College (LATTC) population. They are Program Review and the Curriculum Committees.
My past experiences include teaching English to senior high school students, creating a new college library for the second campus of St. Louis University in the Philippines, serving as an hourly English and ESL instructor for Specially Funded Programs and working as an Instructional Assistant for LATTC’s Pilot Vocational Ed/Learning Skills Program (which formulated the modules for the Basic Skills in Reading, Writing and Math and provided tutorial to the vocational classrooms: i.e. Automotive, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, etc., as well as monitored the Nursing students in their Basic Skills lab work to prepare for the equivalent of the TEAS test.) All of these past assignments at LATTC enable me to provide a comprehensive, experiential and eclectic counseling to its entire population, hoping that the students we serve would aim for their highest dreams of attaining a quality education and change the world.
KYLE SKINNER, M.A.
Personal Development Instructor of Career Planning
Greetings LATTC students! It is a pleasure to serve you and an honor to be your counselor. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. I can’t believe that I’ve been a counselor here at LATTC since 1996. I will admit that I don’t have the same enthusiasm that I had in 1996 when I first started. It is because actually, I have more! I love being your counselor and taking care of many of your academic needs. I think it’s important to know that I did not get to where I am by osmosis. I had to work very hard to achieve my goal of becoming a college graduate. My overall message to you is to work very hard, because talent alone is not enough to get through college, or to achieve anything that is worthwhile. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern California and for several years I served on the governing board for the Norman Topping Scholarship. Having been a recipient of this scholarship myself, I take great pride in helping LA Trade Tech students receive this prestigious scholarship. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University. I also have a California Real Estate Broker’s license. In addition, I teach Personal Development 4 – Career Planning here at LATTC.
I would like to encourage you to take your education very seriously because once you develop your mind, you will be equipped to think for yourself and be very independent in your thoughts. One of my goals is to make you think, so I’ll leave you with this: “People who avoid failure also avoid success.”