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Meet the Upward Bound Staff

Director, Vacant

    James Johnson

    Assistant Director / Academic Coordinator

James Johnson (Jamie) has been with the program since 2007. Jamie has implemented many of the innovative and challenging curricular aspects of the program in order to prepare our students to be successful in high school and later in college. Jamie has a M.Ed degree in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific and a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College (IL). Originally from Minnesota, Jamie followed his college sweetheart to SoCal in 1996 and they live in Santa Ana with their two kids. Jamie enjoys  out-door activities like camping, kayaking, as well as cooking, eating, and reading things that challenge him. Jamie also is an advocate for immigrant rights and serves as the Co-Chair of the AB 540 Ally Training at CSULB.

    Latosha M. Reyna

    Fiscal Coordinator


Latosha Reyna, has been the Fiscal Coorinator for the Upward Bound Program  since 2006.

    Hubert De Leon Tzic

    Educational Career Advisor

    Jordan HS & John Glenn HS

Hubert graduated from California State University, Northridge twice, once in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and again in 2013 with a master’s degree in higher education. Hubert has a passion for traveling. He has had the opportunity to visit Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Morocco; he studied abroad in Puerto Rico and taught English in Spain. However, Hubert believes that none of this would have been possible had he not obtained a college education. This is the reason why there is nothing more fulfilling to him than helping first-generation students get admitted into college and graduate. He is eager to get this academic year underway so he can meet each one of you and help you in any way possible.

   Sabrina Fulghum

    Educational Career Advisor

    Cabrillo HS & Paramount HS


Sabrina Fulghum is a recent graduate of California State University, Northridge, where she    received her BA in sociology with a minor in African American studies. She has worked in several TRiO programs such as SSSP, Educational Talent Search and as a resident mentor for EOP at CSUN. Sabrina is currently working on her masters degree in social work at USC.

    Sandra Young

    Educational Career Advisor

    Centennial HS, Compton HS, Dominguez HS & Gardena HS


Sandra Young received her BA from California State University, Dominguez Hills in communications, with minor in sociology. Sandra has been with the Upward Bound family for seven years. Sandra worked for City of Long Beach Workforce Investment Act program (WIA) for six years as an Educational Career Coordinator.  She is currently the Educational Advisor for Carson, Centennial, Compton, Dominguez, Gardena, and Lynwood high schools. She is also the Parent Support Group Coordinator for Upward Bound.