scft eLECTIONS 2022
Students, Community, Family, and Teachers working collectively to serve as a unified force for justice, change, and democracy.
Candidate Biographical Statements
FCC PART-TIME AT LARGE CANDIDATES
Jacki Alvarez, Instructor, M.A., San Francisco State University
My name is Jacki Alvarez, and I am a PT Philosophy instructor at Fresno City
College, Merced College and at Fresno State. I joined the union and wanted to get
involved in the union because of my commitment to social justice rights and ethics in
labor practices. I have been an executive member of the union for the last two years
and would like to continue my work with the union to help effect change, and to
advocate for adjunct rights, as well as share information about resources that are
available to members and stand with my community. My commitments to social
justice include Prison education, advocacies for the LGBTQ+ community, victims of
sexual assault, and marginalized populations in higher education. I think it is
important to know what our rights are, and to strive for fairness and equitable
practices for all workers.
To better the Union and the condition of the adjuncts.
Jesse Merrell a Photography instructor at Fresno City College. While working a full time career in healthcare, Jesse pursued his interest and passion in Photography by completing the Photography program at FCC. He has also volunteered as a community member in the department as a lab tech, assisting faculty and students alike in their success. Jesse has recently accepted a position as adjunct faculty in the Applied Technology Division as a Photography instructor, bringing his journey into his craft to full circle.
Jesse also serves as Curator for Spectrum Art Gallery, a non-profit cooperative photographic gallery in the hearth of the tower district in Fresno. He has been on the Board of Directors for Spectrum since 2012, and is a past President.
As a life-long learner, advocate for the arts, and active member in the community, Jesse would be an excellent advocate to assist in representing our educators.
Enid Perez received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, and Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. She grew up in Del Rey, CA a small town 12 miles southeast of downtown Fresno. She is married with one son. She has taught at Fresno City College for 25 years in the departments of Women’s Studies and currently in Chicano-Latino Studies. She has always been a union member and supports the work of our union as a part-time instructor.
FCC FULL-TIME AT-LARGE CANDIDATES
Dr. Gennean Bolen
Dr. Gennean Bolen is an English instructor at Fresno City College. While working full-time, Dr. Bolen continued her education and earned a second masters degree (Public Administration) from California State University, Fresno, and her Doctorate in Education from Alliant International University. Dr. Bolen believes in being a life-long learner, and she has added to her degrees a reading certificate, an online teaching certificate and a composition certificate.
Dr. Bolen is also committed to service; she served as English department chair, president of the FCC African American Faculty and Staff Association, co-chair of the FCC Equity committee and faculty advisor to the only student organization created by and for African American males in FCC’s history.
A social justice advocate and a staunch defender of civil rights, Dr. Bolen will serve as your union representative judiciously and rigorously as she advocates on your behalf.
Monique Quintana is a current campus at-large representative for Fresno City College and has been teaching in its English department since 2016. She has participated in the Interdisciplinary Equity Lab, the Racial Equity Lab and is Co-advisor for the Spectrum Club. She also teaches and coordinates in the Puente Program and is a Latino Faculty and Staff Association and Friends of the Library member. She holds an MFA from Fresno State University, where she was president of the Chicano Writers and Artists Association. She edits and writes for arts and culture magazines.
Hi all. I ask for your support and vote to continue my service to you and the SCFT Executive Council as an FCC at-large delegate. Since coming here in 2004, my fortunes include valuable experiences serving on our Academic Senate, being elected as our History/Political Science department chairperson a few times and participating in a variety of campus committees familiar to many of us, not quite old-timers. More recently, I gained valuable experience serving as SCFT’s Member Rights Officer. I would be honored for your support and chance to continue working on our behalf with the executive council. Thank you for your consideration.