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Counseling, Athletic Counseling
Area of ExpertiseAcademic 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 MesaGeneral and Athletic Counselor and Professor