Professional Staff

 Portrait Picture of Rigo Flores

Rigoberto Flores Jr.

Program Director

Mr. Flores has worked professionally at San Jose State University (SJSU) since August 2015 serving as a program coordinator in the area of new student programs and a part time instructor teaching public speaking and co-teaching a student leadership course. Earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Studies from SJSU, Mr. Flores is a proud alumnus committed to enhancing the Spartan experience for all incoming and current students.

Portrait Picture of Deanna Sisneros

Deanna Sisneros

Parent and Family Programs Coordinator

Ms. Sisneros is a proud SJSU alumna who is honored to return to campus as a professional in Student Affairs. She is very familiar with the campus and the community having previous work experiences within University Housing Services, Associated Students and Orientation and Transition Programs. She earned her master's degree in Equity and Social Justice in Education at San Francisco State University. She is very passionate about helping both students and their families succeed in higher education. Ms. Sisneros is eager to make a positive contribution to New Student and Family Programs and she is very excited to once again sport the Spartan blue and gold!  

Portrait Picture of Maribel Flores

Maribel Flores

Administrative Support Coordinator

Maribel Flores joined the New Student and Family Programs at San Jose State University (SJSU) in April 2019. She attended California State University, Fresno where she majored in Liberal Studies. Ms. Flores has worked for two institutions in the California State University (CSU) system and brings over 15 years of administrative experience. Most recently she was at San Diego State University where she worked for 10 years in several programs with Student Affairs and the College of Education. Ms. Flores is thrilled to join the New Student and Family Programs as the Administrative Support Coordinator! She looks forward to making a difference in the lives of students and their families of the SJSU community!   

Marley Kropp

Marley Kropp

NODA Intern

Marley Kropp is a first-year M.Ed in Higher Education student at the Pennsylvania State University who is excited to join the SJSU NSFP team for the summer. At Penn State, Marley supports the Admissions and Student Programming teams at the Schreyer Honors College. Prior to graduate school, Marley worked as a career services event planner at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Marley graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Grove City College, where she also worked in career services and international education. Marley looks forward to welcoming new students to SJSU this summer!

Shelby Hearn

Shelby Hearn

NODA Intern

Shelby Hearn graduated Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Leadership. She is currently studying Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) and is a graduate assistant in the LAUNCH program at Texas A&M University. During her time at the institution, she advises the First Year Eats Program, Brownsville Scholars, and Greater Texas Foundation Scholars. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her friends and doggo, painting, and traveling. She is heavily involved with the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) and serves as a Fellow for the foundation. Shelby is also a part of The Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Texas A&M Graduate Representative Advisory Board (GRAB) Symposium planning committee, and The Placement Exchange (TPE) ambassador program.