Assistant To The Associate Vice President For Faculty AffairsSonoma State University
Vanessa Poblano began her journey at Sonoma State University as a firstgeneration college student. During her second year in college she received the
opportunity to work as a student assistant in the Human Resources department.
At the time, she had no idea this job opportunity would be the start of her career
at the university. Once she declared her major as criminal justice, she became the
first intern of the Title IX department on campus. Poblano found it to be one of the
most rewarding experiences as a student. Shortly after her graduation from the
university, she began working in Faculty Affairs, where she still works today. “Sonoma State University has been home for
me for the last nine years. I am extremely grateful for all of the growth and the opportunities the university has provided
me,” Poblano said.