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Executive Branch Officers
Cindy Ceja Miranda
BCSGA Vice President
BCSGA Director of Student Organizations
BCSGA Student Organization Funding Manager
BCSGA Director of Finance
BCSGA Director of Student Activities
BCSGA Student Activities Manager
BCSGA Director of Legislative Affairs
BCSGA Legislative Affairs Manager
BCSGA Director of Public Relations
Legislative Branch Officers
KCCD Student Trustee
BCSGA Judicial Review Board
Nicky Damania, Ph. D.
Dean of Students and BCSGA Advisor
Dr. Damania began his career at Bakersfield College in August 2014. He hails from the rocky mountain state, Colorado. He attended Colorado College where he doubled majored in biology (emphasis in pre-med and electron microscopy) and drama (emphasis in technical theatre and directing). He earned his Master's Degree in Career and Technology Education, Training, and Development of College Students, at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His focus areas are on developing student leadership and creating effective and efficient student organizations. Other than long hikes in the mountains, he enjoys college life and everything that life has to offer him. He lives his life by a motto that was shared with him in high school, "Once the flame of one's desires touches your heart, it will never go away. So let your heart be your guide."
Assistant Director of Student Life and BCSGA Advisor
Leonardo Ayala joins Bakersfield College after serving 10+ years across the K-20 pipeline. Growing up in Southern California (San Fernando Valley and the Antelope Valley, Leonardo Ayala attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he double majored in Sociology and Chicana/o Studies and minored in Education Studies. He continued his studies at Colorado State University, Fort Collins earning his Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Through this time, Leo has worked in Student Housing, Student Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Academic Counseling, Student Retention, and as a K-12 Instructional Lead. He believes schools and colleges allow students to unearth and discover their best version of themselves. His focus is creating the conditions for students to do just that. When he's not in the office, you can find him cooking, running, biking or hiking with his loving partner and their dog.
Program Director and BCSGA Advisor
Nicole Alvarez started working at BC in 2020. Nicole was born and raised in Bakersfield, moved away for 10 years, and returned home for good in 2018 (Bakersfield has that effect on natives). Nicole earned an Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting from San Joaquin Valley College and got her start in higher education by teaching dental assisting. As she transitioned from faculty to administration, Nicole earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business and a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration & Leadership. Being a lifelong learner, Nicole hopes to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership in the near future. Outside of the college, Nicole is a wife and mother. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching all the Bravo reality shows she can fit in! Nicole's passion is being of service to the students. Nicole always offers the following quote as advice and motivation to students who may be struggling through classes “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” -John Dewey