Mr. Fernando Cardenas

Council for Opportunity in Education

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Council for Opportunity in Education


Fernando Cárdenas joins the Council for Opportunity in Education as the Coordinator for Alumni Relations. Mr. Cárdenas is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his degree in Global and International Studies with an emphasis in Europe. Fernando is a proud TRIO Upward Bound alumnus from Fresno State where he also worked as a recruiter and program assistant, while most recently serving as the Legislation and Education chair for the Central California Chapter of WESTOP. As a first generation/low-income student himself, Fernando is passionate about advancing the college access and success opportunities for underrepresented students by expanding their network through the National TRIO Alumni Association.