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Ivette Chavez

Lead College Financial Services Coordinator
Ivette Chavez

I was born and raised in East Los Angeles and I am the youngest of nine children. I am a first generation college graduate.  I moved to the Bay Area in 2001 (Go Giants!) to attend college. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric with a concentration in Public Discourse. And I am currently pursuing a master’s degree at the California State University, Easy Bay in Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis. I started my career at Making Waves Education Program, Richmond in 2005 as a financial aid intern with the business department. In 2009 I transitioned to the position as College Program Administrator and I am currently the Lead College Financial Services Coordinator.  My passion for education and financial literacy is the driving force in my career.