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

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

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

Amica McGregor

Student Program Assistant

Major: Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies

Queer person of color devoted to transformative justice and anti-racist work, 2nd Year Umoja scholar, and rooted in the Black, Feminist and Queer spaces here at Fullerton College.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr”

Patricia James

Student Program Assistant

Major: Communications

Hey yall! Wassup? I’m Tricia and I  really enjoy playing basketball, roller skating, and writing. As I live life, I always have the thought in the back of my head that God put me on this earth for a reason, so I want to live day by day in positivity and keep my head held high.