Sierra originally joined the STS team in July 2014 as the Interim Student Services Officer and returned as the permanent Student Service officer in December 2015. She has been a student services professional since 2008. Sierra earned her B.A. in Women's Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. After accepting a position within a higher education institution, she quickly realized her passion for the collegiate demographic. To become a better communicator, advisor, and counselor, Sierra obtained her M.A. in Psychology at Texas Southern University. There she was appointed as a Graduate Assistant in the University Counseling Center where she provided individual and group counseling in addition to hosting on campus workshops. With her strong background in higher education administration and counseling, she looks forward to assisting STS students in achieving excellence. As a relatively new Californian, in her leisure time she enjoys exploring the Bay Area, trying new food, reading and spending time with her husband and children.