Armando Arevalo

Armando Arevalo

Academic Success Coach

I am originally from Mission Texas, I moved to Michigan in 2009 to complete my undergraduate degree at Michigan State University in Psychology. Being fluent both in English and Spanish allowed me to serve in multiple community service programs in Merida and Mazatlán Mexico.

I come from a Migrant Seasonal Farm working family, therefore my first job was in the fields, harvesting onion in New Mexico and Colorado, Grapefruit in south Texas and Blueberries in west Michigan. I began my professional career working with teenage refugees for Lutheran Social Services, as a translator and a Youth Specialist. I was then given the opportunity to work with Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers and Farmers in the central and southeast counties as an Agriculture Talent Specialist with Capital Area Michigan Works!. In which I conducted outreach and job development throughout these counties. Later, I transitioned to a different position within Capital Area Michigan Works! as an Employment/Reemployment Specialist. Providing services to job seekers and employers in Eaton County.

I enjoy reading, strong coffee, soccer, baseball, camping, fishing, running, music, dinners with family and friends, and walks with my dog Homie.