Meet the Coaches

  • Monica Burmicky - HLC
    Monica Burmicky

    B.A. in Business Administration & M.S. in College Counseling & Student Development from Azusa Pacific University

    Availability:
    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

    My coaching philosophy:  I love to harness the strengths in the students that I work with; listen to their story; and help develop strategies that will ultimately help shape their future.

    For fun I like to: Play with my 2 year old, workout, train for triathlons, drink lots of coffee, and spend time with friends.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Odd Duck.

    Email: monica.burmicky@austincc.edu

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  • Keisha Cook - HLC

    B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M-Kingsville

    Availability: Highland Accelerator:
    M-T: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    W-Th: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: provide my students with the tools and resources to help them go from good to great and great to excellent.

    For fun I like to: Spending time with family and friends, volunteering, going to the beach, watching NCIS and cruise vacations.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Papa Joe's Tex Mex and Dragonbeard Kitchen

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  • Hannah Hwang - HLC

    B.A. English Literature and Interdisciplinary Core from Baylor University

    Availability:
    Mon: 3-5pm
    Tues: 9am-2pm
    Thurs: 11am-3pm

    My coaching philosophy: I'd like to collaborate with every student to help them learn in-depth about their own strengths and all of the ways to improve. Hopefully after meeting with me, students will be excited to slay at life the way that they only know how!

    For fun I like to: climb, hike, cook, and engage with any activities around art (museums, studios, fine art classes, films, books, etc.).

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: the local farmer’s market—to get inspiration to experiment with food and flavors at home.

    Email: hannah.hwang@austincc.edu

     

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  • Joseph Lockwood - HLC
    Joseph Lockwood

    B.A. in Communication at Southwestern University

    Availability:
    Mon & Wed: 9am-5pm
    Tues & Thu: 9am-5:30pm
    Fri: 9am-4pm

    My coaching philosophy: Work smarter not harder.

    For fun I like to: read comics.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Justine's.

    Email: Joseph.Lockwood@austincc.edu

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  • Tina McGaughey - HLC
    Tina McGaughey

    M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction at The University of Texas, Austin

    Availability:
    Mon & Wed: 1-7pm
    Sat: 9am-5pm

    My coaching philosophy: Listen and offer; instruct and develop; create an action plan!

    For fun I like to: boogiewalk to up tempo music and watch (mostly British) videos.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Kerbey Lane Café.

    Email: mcg@austincc.edu

     

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  • Nicholas Mercado - HLC
    Nicholas Mercado

    B.B.A in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas at Austin

    Availability:
    Mon: 1-5pm
    Wed: 9am-12pm
    Fri: 9am-4pm

    My coaching philosophy: "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." -  Napoleon Hill

    For fun I like to: Spend time with my family and consciously be present.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Iron Cactus.

    Email: nicholas.mercado@austincc.edu

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  • Rachel Ozanne - HLC
    Rachel Ozanne

    Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Texas at Austin

    Availability:
    Mon & Wed: 12:30-7:30pm
    Tues & Thur: 5:30-7:30pm

    My coaching philosophy: experiment with research-backed methods to find what works for you!

    For fun I like to: swim, practice yoga, read, write, and play the piano.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Tyson’s Tacos.

    Email: rachel.ozanne@austincc.edu

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  • Sally Quyen Do - HLC

    M.Ed. Student in Educational Psychology at UT Austin

    Availability:
    Mon: 2:30-5:30pm
    Tues: 10am-3pm
    Thur: 9am-12pm

    My coaching philosophy: I believe in every student's potential to achieve their academic goals. With coaching, I aim to provide tools that can help them unlock/maximize that potential.

    For fun I like to: spend time with my puppy, watch Netflix, and eat ice-cream.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Junai sushi.

    Email: quyen.do@austincc.edu

     

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  • Kellie Alford - RRC

    M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston

    Availability: Round Rock Accelerator
    M-T: 9 a.m. -.5 p.m.
    W: 12 p.m. -.7 p.m.
    Th: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: Work with students to define their academic goals; identify their strengths and areas of growth; develop a plan and find the right resources that will assist them on the path to meeting those goals.

    For fun I like to: Watch any sporting event, especially the Longhorns, spend time with my friends and family, try new foods, swim, and read.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: Tyson’s Tacos.

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  • Jordan Easley - SGC

    B.A. in English from UTSA

    Availability: San Gabriel Accelerator
    M: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    T-W: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Th: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: I believe in a personalized approach. Each student is entitled to all the time and attention they need to reach their specific goals and tackle their objectives.

    For fun I like to: I like going to the gym, watching cooking competition shows, and I almost always have music going.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: 54th Street

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