Our Staff

Dedicated to your academic career.

Brandi Avila

Umoja Program Manager

B.A. Sociology with a minor in Pan African Studies, California State University, Northridge
M.A. Sociology with a specialization in Education, California State University, Northridge
M.A. Education with a concentration in Counseling,,San Diego State University
Advanced Certification in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma Informed Care, San Diego State University

As a first-generation college graduate I understand the power and impact of a strong village. My life’s mission is to help facilitate growth and healing in the Black community through authentic care, empowering education and intentional interventions. I am a lover of books, documentaries, music, dance, & comedy.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Spencer Butler

Umoja Program Coordinator

B.A. Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach

Education is more than just classes, but rather an entire community resource that students have access to. I am dedicated to empowering underserved students to navigate the education system through a wholistic approach; connected to their peers through clubs or programs, utilizing campus services, finding mentors and utilizing their socio-cultural capital by engaging in student life.

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” – Malcolm X

Kyari Cail

Kyari Cail

Umoja Program Coordinator

B.A. Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach
M.S. Counseling with the Concentration in Student Development in Higher Education, California State University, Long Beach

Kyari Cail is the new Program Coordinator for the Umoja Community Program at Fullerton College. Her pronouns are She/Her and she is from Long Beach, CA. As a first-generation college graduate, Kyari believes in actively promoting equity and holistic services to Black and marginalized student communities within higher education and beyond. Furthermore, Kyari is a lover of music, thrift store shopping, and trying new food!

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Kailyn Wilkerson

Assistant Coordinator

Major: Political Science

K- Kalon(noun), A- Articulate, I- Innovative, L- Logical, Y- Yeasty, N- Nobel

My name is my identity, and my name is Everything. Our names are the one thing that we were born with that will never change. Our names tell a story that will continue to evolve as we do. In a world that will constantly try to change you, remember the two things they can never take away. Your Mind and Your Name…

““I’m goin’ back, back, back, back… Where my roots ain’t watered down”” – Beyonce