Meet The Team

Jill Tiemann-Gonzalez | PACE Director

Phone: (209) 664-6936 | Email:


Araceli Garcia | Academic Advisor

Phone: (209) 664-6940 | Email:

I am a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus with a Masters in Education, concentration in School Counseling. My baccalaureate degree is in Sociology, concentration in Human Services. My background and experience fostered a passion for helping students reach their full potential, complete a baccalaureate degree, and become successful contributors to society.

I embrace the philosophy that academic advising is a vital and integral part of the education process. Advising is much more that than simply recommending appropriate courses so that students can earn their degrees in a timely manner. Comprehensive advising encourages students to develop clear and rational educational, career, and personal goals. It promotes the maximum academic, career, personal, and social development of every student.

As an advisor, I can be your primary resource regarding academic issues, opportunities, and programs, if you take the initiative to seek advice. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Lori Cole | Program Specialist

Phone: (209) 664-6937 | Email:

I have been working at CSU Stanislaus for 12 years and I am proud to say that I am a Warrior. I have experience in several departments on campus and have spent many hours working on campus fundraisers, such as the Warrior Crab Feed and the Warrior Baseball FanFest. I am excited to be a part of creating the PACE program and being able to work directly with students. I believe that my knowledge of campus will be a benefit to PACE program participants. If you have suggestions on ways that our program can better serve your needs as a student, please feel free to visit me in MSR245 or email me at

Garrett Soriano

I am coming to CSU Stanislaus by way of San Diego State and CSU Fresno. I graduated from San Diego State with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and earned my Master of Science degree from CSU Fresno in Counseling with an emphasis in higher education and student services. While attending and working with the EOP program and Student-Athlete Services at CSU Fresno, I fostered a passion for working with college students, helping them achieve their goals both in and outside of the classroom. I approach academic advising holistically. Advising is more than merely recommending the correct classes. Academic advising is being able to see the whole picture, not just certain parts. College is more than just going to class, graduating, and finding a job. It's also about who you aspire to be, who you wish to become. As an advisor, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing students grow both personally and professionally. I feel truly fortunate to be a part of the PACE family and look forward to meeting and working with you.