Meet the Staff

Vacant Position

  • Workforce Education Specialist

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Gwen Murrell

Career Pathways, Mgr, Career Pathways

    Gwen joined Valencia College in 2018 bringing her experience and leadership to Valencia by helping students as a Tech Express and Career Pathways Coach. In 2022, she began serving as the manager of Career Pathways and continues to help students pursue a college degree to complement their technical education and certification. She believes "the more you learn, the better you will live”! Partnering with the Orange and Osceola County School Districts to build articulated pathways for students interested in attending Valencia, she facilitates the development of innovative pathways that accelerate learning while giving students a chance to explore high-wage, high-demand careers. Gwen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her master’s from Western Governors University.

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    Anita Gentz

    Career Pathways, Career Pathways Coach

      Anita joined the Tech Express team in 2016. In her role as Tech Express advisor, Anita is able to utilize her 38 years of experience with Orange County Public Schools at Valencia as she continues to strengthen the consortium partnership while using her knowledge to assist technical program graduates transition to Valencia. Anita believes that transitioning these students to an articulated A.S degree program at Valencia prepares them for success and prosperity in their chosen career field. Along with her professional, instructional, and administrative experience, Anita has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of Central Florida.

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      Fabiola Santos

      Perkins Career Pathways, Career Pathways Specialist

        Fabiola joined Valencia College in August 2022. She is a proud Rutgers University Alumna where she received her bachelor's in Women & Gender Studies. In addition to working at the college, Fabiola is a business owner and an artist who creates feminist art and handmade jewelry with healing crystals. A radiant sister of Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc., she is raising awareness of violence against women. Her role with Career Pathways along with her community and business involvement, have brought much alignment to her life. She is excited to see what the upcoming years have in store for her and her career.