Career Center Counselors

David Turcotte, Career Counselor
David Turcotte, Career Counselor

A native of Long Beach CA, Mr. Turcotte attended Long Beach City College majoring in Applied Music and Theater before completing his B.S. in Business Administration. David obtained a Master's Degree of Science in School Counseling from Gwynedd-Mercy University in Philadelphia PA.

Prior to joining the LACC family, Mr. Turcotte worked at LaGuardia Community College in New York City, Los Angeles Pierce College, and Compton College. David specializes in career development, and has a strong background in technical education and Guided Pathways. In his spare time, David enjoys playing music, photography, and spending time with his two beautiful daughters.


Carolyn Darin, Career Counselor

Carolyn is a first-generation college student who started her education at a community college. She worked full-time while earning her bachelor’s degree and was a working parent while earning her master’s degree (Carolyn is a three-time CSU, Northridge alumna). Carolyn is also a career changer; she worked many years as an English professor before returning to school to become a counselor.

Carolyn would love to talk to you about turning your dreams into reality, helping you find your purpose, and working with you to create a clear plan to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

Carolyn enjoys travel, camping, hiking, and spoiling her pit bull rescue.

First Generation Female Student
Angelica Miguel Career Center Intern
Angelica Miguel, Career Center Intern

Angelica a first-generation Indigenous graduate student. Angelica began her educational trajectory at Los Angeles City College, where she obtained her Associate of Arts in Social & Behavior Science. She then attained her B.A. in Sociology and Minor in Education with a Chicano/Latino Studies certificate from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.Ed from the University of Southern California. She is currently a graduate student at the California State University, Northridge, in the Counseling Program. She has worked in various educational settings, from Pre-k to postsecondary. She pushes for educational equity through the lens of multicultural, equity-mindedness, and trauma-informed practices. She loves spending time with her son and family in her spare time. She also enjoys going to the park and watching movies based on true stories. 

Caprice Jones, Career Center Intern

I identify as an African American Queer Woman and with that comes a lot of trials and tribulations to accomplish goals and beat the odds set against me as a first-generation college student from a low-income background. Growing up in Compton, CA with a very religious family, it was extremely difficult to overcome my family’s disapproval of my sexuality despite my heavy involvement in school such as my being captain of my high schools Cheerleading Team, President of the Black Student Union and becoming a College Peer Counselor. However, those very struggles are what fuels my desire to pursue a career in higher education as I would like to place myself in a position to help students navigate their educational journeys despite the challenges they too may face along their academic and personal journeys.

I believe that serving as a Career Center Intern for a campus that is committed to developing equity and educational opportunity in a diverse and changing world will further solidify my development as an impactful academic counselor in higher education settings. I have always had a drive for advocacy and aiding those who need help and guidance, and I feel very confident that through Los Angeles City College’s mentorship as well as my first-hand experiences as a first-generation college graduate has prepared and molded me into the driven woman, I am today that is ready to take on anything not just for myself but for the students of the future that I will serve.

Caprice Jones Career Center Intern