Director, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Kristina Jones-Wilson was born and raised in Newark, NJ and graduated from University High School. She is the first person in her family to go to college and graduate. She obtained her BA in Sociology from Bloomfield College in 1998. She also obtained two Master Degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University; Masters in Public Administration 05’ and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 15’. She has helped countless number of students graduate from college and become productive citizens throughout her many years of experience working for the EOF program. She has a love and passion for helping students get into college and ensuring that they graduate. Kristina acknowledges the R.E.A.DY Foundation for her accomplishments and is eager to help other students succeed in life just as the R.E.A.D.Y program helped her.
Josiah Houston is a Rutgers University – Newark graduate who completed his B.S. in Criminal Justice `15 as well as his Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Leadership in `17. As a former EOF student, he is appreciative of the support he received from the program and aspires to help give students similar support in any way he can.
Paola Tejada Bueno is a Bloomfield College EOF Alumna. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in three years. During her time as a student, Paola was a Storyteller and involved in many clubs and organizations on campus. She was also recognized as the 2018-19 Student of the year due to her dedication and love for the college. Paola loves helping others and motivating students to achieve their goals. Migrating from the Dominican Republic at the age of 7 has given her the eagerness to pursue her career. Ms. Tejada wants to share her positive story with the students to help inspire them to leave a great legacy. We all have a story to tell.
Maria Peraza is the EOF Program Associate at Bloomfield College. As a parent of an EOF Alumni, she is dedicated to helping students accomplish their dreams and aspirations.
"With our THOUGHTS, we make the WORLD" - Buddha