Robert Day Scholars Staff
As Dean of the Robert Day Scholars Program, Michelle provides focused leadership and direction to both the program and its scholars. She has been able to leverage her extensive skill set and experience to create a highly refined program that effectively funnels resources and opportunities directly to the students who need them most. She finds purpose in making meaningful connections with students that further enhances both their personal and professional development. Michelle previously excelled as an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers LLP, focused on structured finance and private equity. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law. She resides in Claremont and is active in her community as a member of the Southwestern School of Law Board of Visitors and Mt. San Antonio Gardens Corporation Board.
As the Director of the Robert Day Scholars Program and Scholar Communities, Amy oversees the day-to-day activities of the program, which include career services functions, curricular programming, and alumni relations. In her role, Amy works closely with current students to provide them with personal and professional development opportunities and connects them with resources to support their growth. She also works closely with alumni and parents of CMC to identify opportunities that help them connect with students and strengthen relationships on and off campus. Amy is originally from San Luis Obispo, California. She graduated from CMC in 2011 with a dual degree in history and international relations. After graduation, Amy joined Teach For America and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. She taught kindergarten for 3 years at Sylvanie Williams College Prep and then coordinated intervention efforts school-wide for 2 years. Following that, Amy served as the Operations Manager for Crocker College Prep, working with 550 students and 75 staff members. After moving back to California, she coordinated on-campus recruitment for Teach For America at many Southern California colleges, including CMC. In her spare time, Amy loves to eat, cook, and be outside.
As the Assistant Director of External Relations to the Robert Day Scholars Program, Brooke Provides individual career coaching for students within the Robert Day Scholars Program where she delivers professional development workshops to contribute to the personal & professional development of Robert Day Scholars. Brooke works collaboratively toward developing strong campus and external relationships designed to drive networking and placement opportunities for Scholars. She also facilitates and manages access to experiential funding. Brooke earned her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and playing with her two dogs.
Lyn is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where she received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and International Studies. During her time at UCI, she was a peer advisor for the Study Abroad Center where she helped students navigate programs offered through UCEAP. Additionally, she was involved with UCI’s Asian American Studies department assisting in research to develop historical archives of the Vietnamese refugee community in Orange County. Upon graduation, Lyn took some time off to travel throughout Vietnam and when she returned she taught a creative writing class as well as managed the academic enrichment program at an arts and music center based in Irvine. In her free time, she likes to hike, cook, and explore as many national parks as possible!
Adilene is the Coordinator of Scholar Community Programming for the Robert Day Scholars Program and Scholar Communities. Her role with the Robert Day Scholars Program focuses on supporting the facilitation of a co-curricular class that benefits scholars in their personal and professional development. Adilene's role within the Scholar Communities allows her to coordinate student support activities as well as assist the Director of Scholar Communities with the Sponsored Internships and Experiences Program. She studied at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Behavioral Sciences. Adilene has a strong devotion for assisting and uplifting those within her community. Prior to joining us, she volunteered and worked for numerous nonprofits throughout the Los Angeles area. As a proud first generation college graduate, she plans to further her professional growth within higher education at CMC. In her free time, she enjoys attending music festivals with friends and reading.