Meet the Staff


 Carlos Flores, B.A.

I am a first-year graduate student in the M.A program in Community Counseling at Montclair State University. Prior to attending Montclair State University, I received my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida and worked as a grassroots community organizer in Tampa, FL. I currently am a Peer Educator with Montclair State University's LGBTQ Center. I enjoy working with diverse students and facilitating discussions regarding culture, diversity, and identity. I am excited to work as part of the Mediation Resource Staff and help develop programs that will benefit students on campus. My areas of interest include multicultural issues in counseling and LGBT issues.


Claudia Guevara, B.A.                               

I am a first year graduate student at Montclair State University in the M.A. program for Counseling in Higher Education/ Student Affairs.  In 2012, I earned my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Seton Hall University, became an AmeriCorps Member, and dedicated a year of service mentoring high school students in Paterson, NJ. Most recently, I worked for Montclair State’s Upward Bound Project and lead youth development workshops for first-generation college bound students. My passions include working with minority students and promoting diversity in higher education. I am grateful to be a part of the MRC Staff helping students mediate conflicts and promoting a positive living experience on campus.  


Christina Celfo, B.S.

I am a second-year graduate student in the M.A. Counseling program at Montclair State University. My concentration is in School Counseling, serving grades K-12. I received my B.S. in Middle Level Teacher Education from the University of Scranton (U of S), located in northeastern Pennsylvania.  At the U of S, I was as a Resident Assistant to freshmen and sophomore students. I am excited to expand my experience in Residence Life by providing mediation services to students in conflict. My hope is to improve student interactions, to foster their use of healthy communication styles and to help them develop problem-solving strategies.


Jane Penola, B.A.

I am a first-year graduate student in the M.A. Counseling program at Montclair State University, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University at Albany (SUNY).  While there, I worked for the school’s crisis hotline, Middle Earth, taking anonymous phone calls that covered issues from school stress to sexual exploration.  I am so glad to be starting my time as a student and graduate assistant at Montclair in the MRC.  I look forward to strengthening my skills in mediation, as well as learning more about cultural dynamics, all while providing a safe space for students to communicate.