Nereida Oliva Ph.D

Board Secretary

Instructor, Hartnell College

I was raised in Gonzales, CA . My family is from Guanajuato, Mexico- Chupicuaro and Leon. Because of my parents sacrificios and apoyo, I was able to go to college and pursue my passion for learning. I graduated from CSUMB (B.A.) and the University of Utah ( Master’s and PhD). I have a ten year old daughter that has been a part of ACFA’s baile folklorico group. I have seen first hand and understand the positive impact dance and other fine arts have on youth. I hope to support ACFA’s mission and ongoing efforts to provide East Salinas youth the opportunities and experiences they deserve.On my spare time I like to spend time with my family, watch cooking shows and Grey’s Anatomy.