Kalina Cordero

CSF College Success Coach


  • Professional
  • Biography


  • B.A., African American Studies, University of Puget Sound, 2022
  • B.A., Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound, 2022


I am from Tukwila, WA and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2022. At UPS, I was involved in student support and building community on the women’s soccer team, as a co-founder of the Association of Student-Athletes of Color, and course assistant in the African American Studies Department. These experiences led to starting as a College Success Coach with the College Success Foundation in June of 2023. I am the primary CSF coach for students at PLU and work in The Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability. I am excited to engage in the PLU community and be a resource and advocate for students throughout their college journeys.


Lastly, my family is from the island of Guam. One of our core values, inafa’maolek, means “to make things good for one another.” This will always be at the center of my work.