Meet Your Shared Educational Planner
Shared Educational Planner, Clear Brook High School and Clear Lake High School
HOMETOWN: Queens, NY
ALMA MATER: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (Bachelors)
Alexis has over 5 years of experience in career services, financial aid, advising, and admissions within higher education. She received her BA in Communication Studies from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She is currently attending the University of Houston – Clear Lake where she is pursuing a MS in Multicultural Studies in Education. One of the most rewarding things about her work has always been motivating others to pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals. With enthusiasm and a true passion for educational and personal achievement, she feels honored to assist students and their families with their transition into higher education.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: I love giving families the support and encouragement they need to accomplish their dreams!
FUN FACT: Alexis loves coffee or breakfast tacos any time of the day. She also loves traveling, reading, and trying foods from other countries!
RACHEL HARRIS, MA
Shared Educational Planner, Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School (CTHS) and Sam Rayburn High School
HOMETOWN: Friendswood, TX
ALMA MATER: University of North Texas (UNT) & University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL)
Rachel received her BA in English from University of North Texas before living in England for a year of graduate studies at the University of York. She returned to Houston where she completed her MA in Cross Cultural Studies at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Rachel has been assisting students for the past decade, including being a high school ESL and history teacher. She is excited to assist students in continuing their education and be successful in reaching their goals.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: I love helping students be prepared for tomorrow and plan for the future.
FUN FACT: Rachel loves traveling and has been to 15 countries. When she's not planning her next trip, she loves trying new foods, reading and finding great deals.
Shared Educational Planner, North Shore Senior High School
HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico
ALMA MATER: Ashford University - Clinton, Iowa (Bachelors)
Gabriela has over 4 years of experience in career services, financial aid, advising, and admissions within higher education. She received her BA in Psychology from Ashford University in Clinton Iowa. She enjoys advising students from many different cultures, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds. She enjoys assisting students with developing educational plans that empower them to achieve their objectives. She is bilingual (Spanish) and is very passionate about assisting students in both English and Spanish.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: I can challenge students to do their best and expand their horizons.
FUN FACT: When Gabriela was younger she was in a semi-pro soccer team here in Houston, and she is still able to dribble a soccer ball.
Shared Educational Planner, Pasadena High School and Pasadena Memorial High School
HOMETOWN: Houston, TX
ALMA MATER: University of Houston-Downtown
Lupita pursued and earned her degree in Psychology and loved everything about it and the direction it lead her in helping those reach their goals and aspirations. Learning the psychological aspect of what it takes to move forward in higher education helped to mold her career and put forth her abilities and strengths to help those who need guidance and direction. She will continue to give her students motivation, provide them with college opportunity awareness, and most of all help them reach their ultimate goal in being a successful college student.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: I love giving students opportunities they thought were unreachable and then seeing them conquer their dreams and goals. This gives me a humble feeling of knowing I made a difference in these students education and career.
FUN FACT: Lupita loves and adores her little puppy and she believes in animal rights.
Shared Educational Planner, J. Frank Dobie High School and South Houston High School
HOMETOWN: Houston, TX
ALMA MATER: San Jacinto College & University of Houston – Clear Lake
Rose started out at San Jacinto College earning an Associate’s Degree in Journalism. She then transferred to the University of Houston – Clear Lake where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She was thrilled to have an opportunity to come back to San Jac as an employee and be a part of the wonderful community that supported her through my degree.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: My job is awesome because I have the privilege of helping students find their path into college. I believe it only takes one person to make a difference in someone’s life. I do not believe that college is not for everyone. Tell me your dreams, and I will help you find the path to make it come true.
FUN FACT: Rose loves to sing and she hopes to star in a musical one day. She also wants to sing with a mariachi band one day! (Just for fun!)
KIMBERLY STEELE, MS, LPC
Director, Shared Services
HOMETOWN: Lewisville, TX
ALMA MATER: Baylor University & University of Houston – Clear Lake
Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of counseling experience. She received her BA in Psychology from Baylor University and her MS in Counseling from University of Houston – Clear Lake. She was first in her family to graduate from college so she understands the challenges that first generation students face when applying to college. She strives to assist students in recognizing their strengths and make their transition from high school to college more seamless.
WHY MY JOB IS AWESOME: Seeing students graduate and the impact it has on them and their families.
FUN FACT: Kimberly loves to travel with her son and scuba dive.