Former Shop 55 Staff



Dianna Savangsy

Academic Mentor

Hello everyone! I’m from Sacramento and graduated from UC Berkeley holding a Rhetoric degree with a focus on Narrative & Image.

Irvin Rodriguez

Irvin Rodriguez

Academic Mentor

Irvin Rodriguez was born and raised in Southern California in the Santa Ana/Anaheim region. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Society and Environment and a minor in Chican@ Studies. He is extremely passionate about Environmental Justice, community-based youth development, and Queer People of Color issues. He has previous experience working with the Multicultural Community Center and the Chicana/Latino Student Development Office at the U.C. Berkeley campus where he helped brainstorm and develop cross-cultural engagement and solidarity initiatives. He hopes to learn from and contribute to the academic and social enrichment of youth as an Academic Mentor at Oakland High School’s Shop 55 Wellness Center. On his free time, Irvin loves playing guitar, singing, cooking, and exploring the beautiful scenery the Bay Area has to offer.


Joanna Lu

Joanna Lu

Academic Mentor

Joanna is proud to be from Oakland and is a Wildcat alumni herself. She is currently studying Public Health and Education at the University of California, Berkeley. In the future she hopes to work in under-served communities regarding healthcare accessibility for families and college accessibility for youth.

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Karissa Mc Intosh

Karissa McIntosh

Medical Assistant

Sharon Nesbit – Upward Bound




David Pheng – AHS Health Educator

Jamie Kwong – Academic Mentor

Jimmy Ath – Academic Mentor

JY Shum – Academic Mentor

Rodrigo Sandoval – After School Program Assistant

Sara Salas – Internship Coordinator

Som Florendo – AHS Health Educator





Eve Delfin – After School Program Assistant

Jonathan Davis – Internship Coordinator

Mike Tran – Project SOAR

Mimi Nguyen – Project SOAR

Rose Qazabaard – School Nurse



Ana Yang – Case Manager

Cynthia Clark – Case Manager

Lai Saechao – After School Program Assistant



Dean Morrow – Case Manager 

Susana Hernandez – Case Manager



Katherine – School Nurse









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