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Career Counseling Appointments

Chat with Career Center staff or counselors below during their walk-in availability.

Career counseling services are available online. We have limited access to phone lines. If you need to contact the Career Counseling Department and are unable to utilize the virtual resources, please email careercenter@elcamino.edu.

Career Counseling Appointments

Request a career counseling appointment by completing the Career Center Counseling Appointment Request Form.

Chat Online

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Gloria Mejia

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Lesley Meza

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Henry Ta

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Valencia Rayford

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Yamonte Cooper

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Jacqueline Lizarraga

Career Center Staff Bios

Dr. Yamonte Cooper, LPCC, NCC, is a counselor for the El Camino College Career Center. He has had the opportunity to work with higher education programs and institutions in Botswana. Further, Dr. Cooper was honored with a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award in Germany. He is the past-president of the California Career Development Association (CCDA).

Dr. Yamonte Cooper


Jacqueline majored in psychology and received her M.S. degree in counseling with specialization in college counseling and student services. She also completed a certificate in career education and counseling from CSUN.  She has worked at private and public universities, as well as several California Community Colleges. Jacqueline has experience with working with students to assist them in reaching their career and academic goals. She now has the opportunity to work at ECC and continue her passion for helping students and assisting them with where they are and where they want to go.



Lesley double majored in global studies and Spanish at UCSB, and obtained both her degrees, M.S. counseling with specialization in college counseling and student services and career education and counseling certificate, from CSUN. She has experience working with diverse student populations and has assisted students develop and achieve their academic and career goals.

Valencia has worked at El Camino College for the past 17 years, first as an adjunct and currently as a full-time counselor. She has served students in the following capacities: career and technical education counselor, career counselor and professor. She completed her B.A. in psychology and her M.S. in educational counseling with an emphasis in career from California State University, Northridge.



Henry started as a career counselor at El Camino College in fall 2019. He is an undergraduate alumnus of University of California, Irvine, where he graduated with a B.A in psychology and social behavior. Henry later obtained his M.S. in counseling, specialization in career counseling and emphasis in college counseling at San Francisco State University. Residing in the Bay Area for the last five years, he has worked in a variety of public, private universities, as well as a variety of California Community Colleges in Northern California. Returning back to his native Southern California, Henry is excited to bring innovative equitable change in delivering career services for the students at ECC.

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Selene Torres started her career as a counselor serving the veteran population. She has worked for TELACU Veterans Upward Bound Program as an educational counselor. She earned her B.S. in rehabilitation services, an M.S. in counseling with the option in rehabilitation counseling and a certificate in career from CSU, Los Angeles.