Building 65, Room 217
Bldg. 65, Room 217
A true Mustang with generational ties to Cal Poly and the San Luis Obispo community. She is elated to be working with Cal Poly students' side by side, coaching, encouraging, and supporting them as they build their leadership skills from the inside out.
She is the Co-Founder of Connect Be Well, an innovative grass roots organization that creates high impact solutions to identify systematic challenges in student/family well-being. Her expertise is building programs to meet the needs to help strengthen social and emotional well-being for students to learn and thrive. Her professional passion has been understanding how to holistically define student success. A student that is self-aware, socially conscious, resilient and leads from within holds the building blocks for overall well-being and skills to succeed in life.
Her passion is to share and teach the importance of Emotional Intelligence, and how this knowledge will help all students in their academic and personal endeavors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development from Cal Poly, a Certified Professional Coach, Mental Health Educator, and an entrepreneur doing meaningful work. But most importantly, she treasures being a perfectly imperfect mom, human, and friend.
Jason Mockford is the senior director of Leadership & Service in the Division of Student Affairs at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. He is originally from Auburn, California and holds a B.S. in Graphic Communication and an M.A. in Counseling & Guidance, Higher Education, both from California Polytechnic State University.
Many key initiatives and programs have taken off during Jason's leadership of the department including the creation of the Center for Leadership, the launch of the College Corps: Coastal California Civic Leadership Consortium, expanded support for culturally-based student organizations, and the reimagining of inclusivity and anti-hazing curriculum for the fraternity and sorority community. As a part-time faculty, Jason has taught the Leadership & Consultation course and advised students in their fieldwork and internship requirements in Cal Poly's Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs graduate program. For six years he was responsible for advising Cal Poly’s orientation board, Open House committee, and developing the nationally recognized orientation leader training program.
He has served in a variety of leadership roles both on the Cal Poly campus and in national and community-based organizations. Jason currently serves on ACPA's Mid-Level Community of Practice Directorate Board and will be the chair-elect of MLCOP in 2023-24. Previously, he has been involved in a leadership role with NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education as a Transfer Services Network Chair from 2011-2014 and as a member of the Annual Conference Advisory Committee in 2014. He has been a certified community mediator with Creative Mediation in San Luis Obispo and served on their Program Advisory Board for many years. Most recently, Jason joined the Board of Directors as a founding member of Collective Good, a conflict resolution and facilitative mediation training non-profit organization based on the Central Coast of California.
Civil Engineering Major
Graphic Communication Major
Psychology & Art Major
BioMed. Engineering Major