Staff

Office Staff

Roxanne (Buser) Lee

Buser

I am a first generation college graduate.  My major was Liberal Studies with a minor in Education.  My goal of working in Education began when I was in Kindergarten at Primrose Elementary School in Fontana.  My teacher, Mrs. Franco, was my inspiration.  I wanted to be just like her.  She was someone who pushed her students to better themselves, someone who believed in her students when no one else did, and someone who made you feel that you had the ability to achieve any goal you set for yourself.  Working with GEAR UP in the city of San Bernardino, I feel like I’m doing my part by believing in the students, parents, and community of this city, even if others might not.  This city is in need of change, and there is no better place to start than with our children.  I believe that GEAR UP is just the spark that this city needs.

Luis Portobanco

Program Administrative Coordinator

Portobanco

I joined the Office of Pre-College Programs in November 2015 and work for the GEAR UP program.  As the Program Administrative Coordinator, I am responsible for day-to-day office tasks, supplies and services, student databases and documentation, travel arrangements, and special events support.

Student Assistants

Julio Cadena

Julio Cadena
Student Assistant

My name is Julio Cadena, and I am an Office Assistant for the GEAR UP Program.  I am currently starting my third year at CSUSB with a major in Biology, and I plan to pursue an M.D. after completing my undergraduate studies.  I also volunteer at a Free Health Clinic to help better my community.

Victoria Malone

Victoria Malone
Student Assistant

I’m Victoria Malone, and I am currently a junior at CSUSB, majoring in Communications PR.  I’m from Pamona, CA, and am the first in my family to attend college.  I enjoy shopping and travelling, and I strive to stay blessed and successful through the grace of God.

Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez
Student Assistant

My name is Jennifer Hernandez.  I was raised in Rialto, CA, and graduated from Carter High School in 2015.  I’m currently enrolled in my second year here at CSUSB and am majoring in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Special Education.  My goal is to become a Special Education Teacher.