Office Staff

Roxanne (Buser) Lee


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


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.