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Students of the Month October 2018

 Congratulations to the following students of the month. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

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Counseling Department » Counselor Bios

Counselor Bios

Aurora Fujishin A-E
Aurora Fujishin




Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Your Alma Mater: Bachelor of Arts, William Jessup University;

Master of Education, PPS, Liberty University.

What is the best part of your job: I enjoy having the opportunity to learn about each student and hear their life stories, hopes, and future goals. I also get excited to collaborate with teachers, parents, and the community to support students in their journey.

Tips for success at Westmont: This is a unique time in life where you get to begin mapping out who you are and who you want to be. Take advantage of the resources and opportunities you have here and learn the skills to find them everywhere you go. Get plugged in and enjoy this season J

Tell us something about you: I love to travel with my dear husband. Creating and crafting are my favorite pastimes. Yesss, to all the coffee shop vibes and tea lattes.


Diane Lindsay E-Lim
Diane Lindsay



Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Your Alma Mater: Bachelors of Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, WA;  Master of Education, City University, Seattle, WA

What is the best part of your job: The best part about my job is having the opportunity to be a part of my students future planning. I love it most when I get to sit down and really get to know my students, learning about their interests and supporting each one in their individual goals.

Tips for success at Westmont: Ask for help when you need it! Teachers want to support you! When we can learn to ask for help, we become better people and students. Join a club or sport! Invest in your high school experience, make the most of your time here on campus.

Tell us something about you: I have two crazy kiddos. I can never turn down French fries. Coffee is my best friend.

Erika Flores, Lin-Rem
Erika Flores



Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Your Alma Mater: California State University, Long Beach. M.S. Counseling, P.P.S.

What is the best part of your job: The best part about my job is when I am able to meet my students, get to know them and learn about their interests. I enjoy supporting them throughout their High School journey on multiple pathways to their post-secondary goals.

Tips for success at Westmont: Self-care is key! Breathe, take care of yourself and maintain a healthy balance. Get involved! Join a club, sport, or pursue a volunteer/work opportunity in something you enjoy. Communicate! Reach out to your teachers and ask for help when you need it. Take advantage of Study Hall and tutoring in HW Center. Don’t procrastinate!

Tell us something about you: Gryffindor, with Hufflepuff tendencies. Love to travel. Tambien hablo Español.

Miriam Wesson Rem-Z
Miriam Wesson



Hometown: Downey, CA

Your Alma Mater: San Jose State, M.Ed, PPS

 What is the best part of your job: I love helping the students prepare for their post- secondary life. The best part of my job is guiding them through their four years in choosing classes and pathways for success at graduation. I enjoy meeting with the students and having them share with me their interests and good news. This is the best age group because they are planning their future and I get to be a part of that!

Tips for success at Westmont:  Become a part of the school community. Play a sport, join a club, become a volunteer in the community. Get to know your teachers, communicate with them and keep yourself updated by always checking Canvas for homework, grades or important announcements. Take advantage of Study Hall and tutoring in HW Center. Be proactive!

Tell us something about you: I taught Spanish for 21 years before making the move to guidance advisor. My two hobbies are hiking and reading.