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Meet Our Student Services Team

Taban Bustani

TABAN BUSTANI

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

As a San Diego native, I am a proud graduate of San Diego State University, where I obtained a bachelor’s in Liberal studies. I then went on to obtain a master’s in Business Administration, but my heart had always been in education, so I continued my education and obtained a master’s in education.  With over 13 years of experience in higher education, I have a strong equity lens, which drives my work with students and defines my stance on the manner in which I approach my work. I strongly believe that equity means that each student receives what they need, when they need it, and the means in which they need it in order to be successful. I am looking forward to working with you!

Heather Ramirez

HEATHER RAMIREZ

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR

I have a BA in Liberal Studies / California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State University, Northridge. I provide ongoing support for students to help them succeed in their academic journey. 

Kori Gillis

KORI GILLIS

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR

I am a US Navy veteran and communication professional with multiple years of experience in counseling, student services, and advising through effective interpersonal and intercultural communication. I am a classic extrovert who is a people person, a vocal advocate for equity, inclusion, and empowering students from diverse communities.

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ERIN ALEXANDER

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR

I have a BA in Fines Art from Loyola Marymount University and continued my education to obtain my master’s in business administration. I am someone who enjoys using my creative background to look at situations through a different lens. I have multiple years of experience working in student services including working with diverse student groups such as undergraduate, graduate, veteran, and active duty. I provide ongoing support for student to help them succeed in their academic journey. 

Candance Arce

CANDACE ARCE

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR

I am a San Diego native and obtain BA in Health Care Administration from Ashford University. I recently transitioned from an Admissions Advisor here at CIAT to a Student Success Advisor. I have a true passion for helping, guiding, and encouraging students I am grateful to be able to continue doing so as part of the Student Services Team. I look forward to supporting and empowering students in their academic journey. 

Meet Our Educational Support Team

Patrick Galligan

PATRICK GALLIGAN

FACULTY COORDINATOR

I have been working in education for 12 years and have taught varied subjects like, English, Video Production, Microsoft Office, and Business Skills. I lived my entire life in Chicago until 2013 when I drove out to San Diego. I am happy to live by the Pacific and escape the winters of the Midwest.

Meet Our Financial Aid Team

Ysela Tadeo

YSELA TADEO

FINANCIAL AID DIRECTOR

I have 15 years’ experience in financial aid and I’m currently excited to be leading the financial aid team. My team and I are here to help you achieve your educational goals and walk you through every single step. I enjoy traveling when possible and enjoy the many things the city of San Diego has to offer.

Katie Pak

KATIE PAK

SENIOR FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

I have a BA in Business Administration. I have 7 years of financial aid experience. I love working with students and helping them understand how their finances work. I am also a Military advocate for my vet students.

Jennifer Luallin

JENNIFER LUALLIN

SENIOR FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

I am a native of San Diego. I have been in higher education and worked in financial aid for over 12 years. I am here to assure that each student receives the financial help that is needed while in school and to help guide students after graduation. I believe that financial aid is the stepping stone in helping students achieve their education and career goals. I look forward to working with you.

Aeriel Butler

AERIEL BUTLER

FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

I have worked in financial aid for over 4 years, and I love what I do! I take pride in doing everything I can to help students on their journey towards higher education.

Bibi Faiez

BIBI FAIEZ

FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

California living, I enjoy my time with family and friends. I have been in the financial aid industry for 3 years. I enjoy helping students and their families to achieve the perfect financial aid option to assist them in starting their journey at school. Being part of a team like CIAT is wonderful.

Bridget Riggert

BRIDGET RIGGERT

FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

Detail oriented Financial Aid Advisor with 10+ years of experience providing outstanding customer service. Demonstrated ability in problem solving, multi-tasking, and managing hundreds of diverse accounts. I have a keen eye for detail with prompt follow up, thoroughness in providing instructions and execute assignments. I am a team player with respect for all individuals and work efficiently in a fast-paced pressured environment.

Loving Layug

LOVING LAYUG

FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

I started higher education in August 2015, first in admissions before moving into financial aid just 3 months later. I genuinely enjoy assisting students in a pragmatic way, helping them understand the financial aspect of their education. I’ve been with CIAT since February 2021, and I look forward to seeing where the school goes and working with students, we can help succeed long-term.

Mirane Ahmed

MIRANE AHMED

FINANCIAL ENROLLMENT COORDINATOR

I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University of East Bay. I provide support to students who need extra assistance when it involves documents, finances, and resources. 

Stefania Hadjiconstantis

STEFANIA HADJICONSTANTIS

FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

I have been in education for 12 years now, with 5 of those years being in Financial Aid. I enjoy helping students get one step closer to their educational goals! I am very detail orientated and will be sure to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible.

Tony Roman

TONY ROMAN

FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

I have been working in financial aid for over 13 years, helping students reach their educational goals by assisting them navigate the financial aid arena. In my spare time, I like to spend time with family and friends.

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

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2022 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status two years running in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 Best Cybersecurity Programs

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

2018 Academic Circle of Excellence award badge

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

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MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

Fully Accredited School

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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