Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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About the database

The specialists list is maintained by the Office of Communications.  For questions, comments or to submit your information to be added as a specialist please contact Jennifer Nichols Kearns, Director of Communications.  Those individuals whose information is listed have agreed to be contacted by and responsive to media requests.

Search Athletic Counseling

Name Expertise/Interests Department


Kristina Ortiz Carson

Counseling, Athletic Counseling

Area of Expertise

Academic eligibility in regards to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA); NCAA and NAIA Transfer Academic Eligibility requirements; Certificate, Associate and Transfer Requirements; Academic, Athletic, Career and Personal Counseling

Kristina Ortiz Carson is a general and athletic counselor at San Diego Mesa College. Her expertise goes beyond counseling to include transfer and eligibility requirements for student-athletes. As coordinator of the Mesa Academics and Athletics Program (MAAP), she helps student-athletes complete their educational and athletic goals.

Role at Mesa

General and Athletic Counselor and Professor


  • Master of Art, Counseling, with specialization in College Counseling, University of San Diego
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, San Diego State University



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