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Gayle Davies: Transition Specialist, College & Career Readiness



After arriving in Napa in 1994, Gayle began working for Napa Valley Adult Education as an ESL instructor and then in a diploma program for teen moms. She has had many roles as an educator with other organizations and is happy to be working with NVAE students once again. As Transition Specialist, Gayle assists students in their next steps of moving into employment or on to Napa Valley College. Outside of work, she's usually spending time with plants and animals.


  • B.A. Secondary Science Education


Matt Eustice: Lead Counselor

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Matt's educational journey started by taking evening classes at Solano Community College while working full time. Later, as a transfer student at Sonoma State University, he spent time working for AmeriCorps as a mentor. This experience guided him to pursue school counseling as a career. He has worked as a school counselor in Napa for 15 years. He enjoys helping students achieve their educational and career goals.

  • AA in Science & AA in General Education, Solano Community College
  • BA in Environmental Science, Sonoma State University
  • MA in Counseling & PPS Credential, Sonoma State University


Yovana Felix: College & Career Advisor

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Yovana is a College and Career Advisor at NVAE. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has been working at NVAE for three years. She enjoys working with our students at NVAE and supporting them to reach their goals. She aspirses to be a school counselor to continue supporting our students.

  • B.A Sociology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA


Cecilia Soriano: College & Career Advisor

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Cecilia was born and raised in Napa, CA and is the product of  the Napa Valley Unified School District. After graduating high school, she attended Napa Valley College and then transferred to UC Merced. She returned to Napa to work in our community and give back. She aspires to continue her studies, and earn her Master's Degree in School Counseling to continue her work in our community. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and dance!

  • A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Napa Valley College, Napa
  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Merced