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CAMP Staff

Miriam L. Bocchetti

CAMP Director/PI
Office: (509) 963-1708
Cell: (509) 899-5263
Fax: (509) 963-1724
Email: miriam.bocchetti@cwu.edu

 

Staff Bio:

Miriam Bocchetti has been in the role of CAMP Director at CWU for the past ten years. She originally came to CWU to obtain her MA in English Literature, having previously completed a BA in English Literature at the University of Washington. Ms. Bocchetti also serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP), a program designed to assist out of school youth with attaining a GED. Miriam is currently in her third and final year of coursework at Colorado State University, pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Leadership. She remains very informed and involved at the national level, serving as a member of the HEP/CAMP national conference planning committee for eight years, as a HEP/CAMP mentor designated to assist new directors transition and holding multiple positions on the HEP/CAMP Association Board; most recently in the role of secretary. When she is not working, she is traveling, playing trivia, or browsing the new book selection at the local library.

San Juan, Puerto Rico 2014

 

Veronica Zamora Dimas

Retention Counselor
Office: (509)-963-1730
Cell: (509) 899-6129
Fax: (509) 963-1724
Email: veronica.dimas@cwu.edu

 

Staff Bio:

Veronica Dimas has been with the CWU CAMP program for the past 15 years. In those years, she has held two important positions as the Program Coordinator and currently as CAMP Retention Counselor. Veronica recently received her Masters of Science (MS) in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She and her family love to road trip and have been to 18 US states and many other states in Mexico. Other than traveling, Veronica likes to read non-fiction books, bake, and craft. Veronica also volunteers her time coaching young children in soccer.


 

Juan Maravilla

Outreach Specialist
Office: (509) 963-1739
Cell: (509) 899-4783
Fax: (509) 963-1724

 

Staff Bio:

Juan Maravilla has been the Outreach Specialist for the CAMP for the last three years. Juan attended CWU in the fall of 2008 as a first generation student and participated in the CAMP program during his first year. He earned his BA in Law & Justice and Sociology and went on to work for the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration prior to working with CAMP. Juan has a lot of firsthand experience and knowledge working with students from diverse backgrounds. He currently also serves as the point person for the Ready to Rise program. When Juan is not working, he is usually spending his time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, barbequing, or working on his cars in his garage.


 

Maira Gutierrez

Office Assistant
Office: (509) 963-1729
Email: maira.gutierrez@cwu.edu

 

Staff Bio

Maira Gutierrez born and raised in the Yakima Valley of mid-Washington, Maira graduated from Granger High School in 2013. As a first generation college student paving the way for others just like her, she selected Central Washington University as her source of post-high school education. She is currently a senior in the College of Business focusing her studies in Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resource Management. She participated in the CAMP program during her first year and has been working with the CWU CAMP program for 2 years as a Student Office Assistant. Besides working her interest include learning about new make-up trends, playing soccer, and traveling.


 

Araceli Suarez

Program Assistant
Office: (509) 963-1729
Email: araceli.suarez@cwu.edu

 

Staff Bio:

Araceli Suarez is a senior at Central Washington University studying Elementary Education and minoring in Bilingual/ Teaching English as a Second Language. She was born and raised in the lower valley of Yakima in a small town named Toppenish, WA. She graduated from Toppenish High School in 2011 and continued her education at Central Washington University. Araceli became a part of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in 2011 and now she currently works with the CAMP program as an Office Assistant. On her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, working on DIY projects, and going on spontaneous trips.


 

Carlos Martinez

Study Tables Supervisor 
Office: (509) 963-1729
Email: carlos.martinez@cwu.edu

 

Staff Bio:

Carlos Martinez has been working with the CWU CAMP program for the past three years as Study Tables Supervisor and more recently as an Office Assistant. Carlos is a first generation college student and was part of the CAMP program his first year. He is still working on his BA in Actuarial Science due to several major switches, from Premed to Business Administration and Economics but has since obtained both a Mathematics and Economics minor. Carlos believes that high risks will pay off in the end and bets everything for the future with patience and hard work. When Carlos is not working, he likes to workout, draw, listen to music, cook, construct things/repair, help people, and make new friends.

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”-Unknown.

 

 

 

 



 

 

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