Adriana Carreon

Adriana Carreon

Academic Success Coach

My name is Adriana Carreon. I was born and raised in Mexico where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and worked several years as a counselor in the Social Rehabilitation Center for Minor Offenders, providing mental health services and teaching them social skills to ease their reintegration into society. In 2003, I moved with my family to Lansing, Michigan looking for a better life. After some years of struggling with the language barrier, in 2008, I became a student at Lansing Community College studying English as a second Language. While at LCC, I had the honor to be a Trio and LUCERO student and earn three Associate degrees: General, Arts in Spanish, and Foreign Languages. While studying at LCC, I worked as a Spanish Tutor teaching Spanish to students from diverse backgrounds in the Tutoring Center. In 2013, I transferred to Michigan State University where I obtained a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work, and in 2017, I earn a Master of Social Work with Clinical specialization.

During my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, I enjoyed studying abroad in Mexico for two consecutive spring breaks and serving as a student researcher in the School of Social Work and the Social Science College. I worked as Fellow Teacher/Peer Mentor for TRiO students supporting them with their transition from high school to college. I also had the opportunity to work with migrant seasonal farm workers students in the High School Equivalency Program empowering them emotionally and academically while pursuing their GED. Working with students in different capacities helped me to realize that my professional passion is serving students. Therefore, I gave a twist to my Social Work profession, and I completed a one year internship in the Center for Academic & Career Pathways at Lansing Community College. In this institution, I provided academic advising to students from diverse backgrounds that included students from the LUCERO Program. I call myself "a product of LCC" because in this institution I found the support and resources to be successful.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, cooking, and traveling. I believe that education is the bridge to success as well as it is the only possession that nobody can take away from people. I am excited to be a part of the Success Coach Team, and my goal is to support LCC students to accomplish their academic and personal goals.