Jonathan Nussur

Executive Director
of Stiles Hall

Jonathan Nussur (pronouns: He series) is a confidence builder, non-profit leader, and health researcher.

Jonathan has been connected to Stiles Hall since his undergraduate days at UC Berkeley when he served as a program coordinator for the Stiles Hall Experience Berkeley Program.

Through his work at Stiles Hall, his goal is to make sure that students coming from first-generation, low-income backgrounds are able to reach institutions of higher education, are placed in the major that best fit them, are able to pursue their passions, and live a full healthy life.

Itcelia Segoviano

Chief of operations

Itcelia Segoviano-Ramirez (she/her) was born and raised in the vibrant Coachella Valley. Itcelia’s involvement with Stiles Hall began as a mentor during her undergraduate years at UC Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor’s in Legal Studies and a minor in Education. Throughout her college years, she demonstrated a passion for community service and education. As her commitment deepened, she took on roles of increasing responsibility, evolving from a program coordinator to Director of Community Service Programs. Later, she managed the Experience Berkeley High School Program and now proudly holds the position of Chief of Operations, mirroring the essence of the Stiles motto “Where Leaders Grow.”

Jimmy Hawkins III

Program Manager
Experience Berkeley Transfer

Jimmy Hawkins III (he/him) is from Vallejo, CA, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies.

In managing the Experience Berkeley Transfer program, he aspires to eliminate barriers to higher education for underrepresented students statewide through culturally responsive mentorship and innovative approaches to leadership development. 

Elaine Valenzuela

Program Manager
Pathways Coaching

Elaine Valenzuela(She/Her/Her’s) was born and raised in Huntington Park, California but her heart also belongs to Zacatecas and Durango, Mexico. She began volunteering with the community service programs back in August of 2017 and then became the Sylvia Mendez Elementary Tutoring Coordinator. She is continuing to build mentoring programs for elementary, middle, and high schools that provide pathways to success for both mentors and mentees. 

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Linda Smith

Office Manager

Linda is a UC Berkeley Alum with a specialty in Early Childhood Development. She blesses our home and stomachs with her wonderful cooking.

Marilyn Kihara


Marilyn has worked with Stiles Hall for 39 years, serving first in 1975 as the Director of the Educational Guidance Center.