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Lidia Sanchez

Lidia Sanchez
WOW Lead Admissions Counselor
(209) 667-3959

Lidia Sanchez is a proud alumnus of Stanislaus State who received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Master’s degree in Education, School Counseling Concentration. Most recently she has worked as a Counselor at Mendocino College for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and provided one-on-one advising and support services to students to help them succeed during their first year of college.

As a first-generation college student who was born in Mexico and came to the Central Valley at the age of four, she takes great pride in helping students of the Central Valley get access to information and tools needed to be successful. She is very passionate and motivated to work with community college students to help them transfer to Stanislaus State and achieve their academic and professional goals.

If you are a student at Delta College interested in learning more about the WOW program you can fill out our online interest form. If you have any questions you can contact her at

KaoLee Xiong

KaoLee Xiong
WOW Admissions Advisor for Modesto Junior College
(209) 667-3922

KaoLee Xiong earned her Bachelor ’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Chico and her Master’s degree in Counseling: Career Counseling at California State University, Sacramento. KaoLee is grateful for her experiences working with students in Academic Advising at California State University, Chico, the Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound at Yuba College, and Sacramento State’s Career Center. She has also dedicated her time providing mentorship on college preparation to students in the Puente Program at American River College.

As a transfer student alumnus of Butte College, KaoLee has experienced and understands the barriers that come with the process of transferring to a four-year university. She highly values college services and resources; and therefore, is happy to be a part of the Warriors on the Way (WOW) team. KaoLee is excited to help community college students transfer to Stanislaus State and to provide a smooth and welcoming transition here on campus.

You may contact KaoLee at if you are a Modesto Junior College student and have any questions.

Martin Medina

Martin Medina
WOW Admissions Advisor for Merced College
(209) 667-3040

Martin Medina is a proud alumnus of California State University, Fresno. At Fresno State, Martin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in School Counseling. Most recently, he worked for California Student Opportunities and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) where he assisted high school seniors in their transition to their post-secondary education.

Martin takes pride in connecting individuals with educational opportunities. He is very excited to be a part of Warriors on the Way (WOW). As a former transfer student himself, Martin is aware of the challenges and barriers students face in completing their educational and professional goals. Martin is looking forward to helping all eligible Merced Community College District students join the Warrior community.

If you are a student at Merced Community College District interested in learning more about the WOW program, you can contact Martin at