Meet Our Career Pathways Team

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Luis Luciano

Career Pathways Manager

For the past 15 years, Luis has worked with the County of Marin serving youth and adult job seekers utilizing WIOA and other workforce development programs.  In 2015, he was asked to create a careers-in-government internship program as part of an equity initiative borne out of the County of Marin’s 5-year Business Plan.  The first iteration of this program was a collaborative partnership with the Conservation Corps North Bay. 

Luis has also been involved with internal employee workforce development and retention efforts including working with organizational Affinity Groups, assisting with the implementation of flex assignment, internship, and mentorship programs. 

Luis grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and has lived in Sonoma County for the past 5 years.  

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Jackie Garcia

Bilingual Career Pathways and People and Culture Coordinator

Jackie has spent many years helping her community in many ways, especially the Latino community in Sonoma County. She helped non-English speaking parents and students learn about all the opportunities that the schools have to offer while also providing tutoring services to the students in need. While attending college she worked with the Reintegration Program, where she was coached on how to help individuals apply for jobs and help guide them through career exploration. Jackie was a first-generation college student who received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


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Kassandra De Anda

Marin Career Pathways Associate

Kassandra joined CCNB in August 2023, she wanted to give back to the community and help those she can. Growing up in a Spanish dominant household she understands the struggles when it comes to trying to learn a second language and getting an education.

Kassandra is a senior at Sonoma State University. She is set to graduate in the spring of 2024 with a BA in Liberal Studies. From there she is hoping to be either an elementary school teacher or a Spanish teacher for middle or high schoolers.

In her free time she enjoys going to the movies with her friends, building puzzles or just hanging out with her family.

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N’Game’ Gray

Cotati Career Pathways Associate

N’Game’ Gray is coming back to CCNB and serving our Career Pathways department once again! N’Game’ went to college to attain her degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations at CSU Long Beach, and has been thriving ever since, making her mark in the Santa Rosa community as an advocate and activist for BIPOC youth and adults alike. Her passion for the youth, and that is what drives her to be the best version of herself every day.


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Emi Merlier

Career Pathways Associate

Emi joined CCNB in January 2024. She recently graduated from her BA in Applied Modern Languages which led her to want to work with different communities and cultures, while pursuing any helpful cause serving the environment. Growing up in France and traveling the world, she, by nature, wants to help others and learn about different cultures. She has been giving back to the community in different ways throughout her life, as a Behavior Technician helping children with autism, teaching languages (mainly French), or working at the library. She knows the struggles of finding your place in the work life and how to make the most of your skills and interests, as well as the cultural differences that can be challenging both in your professional and personal life, thus she wants to now be that helping guide through those challenges for others.


A star () next to a staff title denotes that this staff member is a former corpsmember. We are proud to have so many former program participants among our staff!

Conservation Corps North Bay is the oldest local nonprofit youth conservation corps in the country. Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties since 1982, CCNB has helped thousands of young people achieve their goals through education and job skills, while serving the environment and community.