Meet the Staff


Mary Avalos is the Student Services Coordinator and Advisor to Student Government. She has been with Golden West College since 2004 and in the Office of Student Life and Leadership since 2011.  Throughout her higher education career, she has served in many areas of Student Services and has worked at all three colleges of the Coast Community College District.  Mary currently serves as President-Elect for the California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCCSAA) organization where she works on statewide issues related to student affairs.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Education from California State University, Long Beach.  Her passion for a career in student affairs stems from her experience as a non-traditional student at Coastline Community College where she earned her first college degree.




Maggie Muñoz-Perez  is the advisor to Student Clubs, Inter-Club Council (ICC), Activities Committee, Publicity Committee, and Sustainability Committee.  Maggie just joined the GWC and Student Life & Leadership Family in June 2016.  In her spare time, Maggie is currently pursuing a Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach and enjoys spending time with her partner.  Maggie loves baseball, football, and reading (although lately it is all related to her thesis).  Maggie is excited to be working at GWC and is looking forward to meeting all the students she will be supporting throughout the year.  Please stop by and say hello!



Dennis Nañez, Office of Student Life and Leadership Staff Assistant, has been an employee at Golden West College since 2005.  Dennis enjoys playing sports such as baseball and basketball, and enjoys watching his favorite sports team, the La Dodgers. Dennis and his wife are the proud parents of a baby girl, Leilani Samantha! He is working toward earning his degree in Business at Cal State Fullerton, and is a proud alum of Golden West College—he earned his A.A. in Business Administration in 2007. If you have questions regarding campus events, clubs, or student leadership, Dennis is glad to help.



Carlo Tomàs has been part of the Student Activities team since 2010. Carlo is the type of employee who is always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needs him. He can often be found changing the marquee, keeping the Student Center in tip-top shape, and helping to make sure that events on campus run smoothly. Carlo’s interests are spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities such as grilling and sports, art, and music. Carlo’s goal is to complete his Certificate of Achievement in Digital and Audio Media.  He enjoys working for Golden West College & keeping the environment safe and clean for the campus community.