Meet Our Student Support Team

Corinna Espino, MSW, Director of Student Support Services, is a California native who graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with her masters degree in Social Work. Her training emphasized community-centered and non-traditional practices. Her formative years are packed with a range of experiences, beginning with service trips to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and India in 2007. From that point, Corinna has been a dedicated ally for youth from all walks of life. This journey has included work with adjudicated youth and youth struggling with mental illness in group homes, high-risk youth in Los Angeles Unified School District, and Roseland Unified School District, as well as legal aid and advocacy for homeless families in Los Angeles. Most recently, Corinna embarked on a trip around the world, visiting Italy, Greece, India, Vietnam and Thailand to do consulting and research projects for various non-profit organizations. Corinna was a competitive cheerleader for 10 years, loves performing, and is an avid sports fan. In her spare time, Corinna enjoys practicing yoga, painting and cooking international cuisines.
Email: corinna.espino@eastbaycenter.org    PH: (510)374-9449

Masters in Social Work Interns


Brenda Gonzalez is a first year MSW student from CSU East Bay. She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Sonoma State. She was born and raised in Vallejo California and is a proud Salvadorian! She enjoys watching horror films/ true crime videos and playing amateur tennis with my cousins in her free time. She is very much a people person and loves working with kids and seeing all they have to offer. Brenda is eager to begin this journey and feels honored to be a part  of such an incredible agency like East Bay Center for the Performing Arts that gives back so much to the community and thrives to enrich people's lives through art and connecting families.  Email: brenda.gonzalez@eastbaycenter.org Work phone: 510-426-2060

John Dovales Flores, is an MSW intern working in Student Support Services and is excited to be working with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. He is from the Central San Joaquin Valley and is currently working on his Masters in Social Work at UC Berkeley. He has a passion for music, mental health, community organizing and empowering impacted communities of color. Also a musician, he plays guitar, drums and vocals. He’s new to the Bay Area and really enjoys and appreciates the uniqueness, resilience and vibrance of the Richmond community. Email: msw.intern@eastbaycenter.org Work phone: 510-334-5700


Tina Gambrell is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program at California State University Long Beach. She was born on Travis Air Force Base to a Black father and Filipino mother, two older brothers and a younger brother. Growing up in a multicultural household and personal experience with health and wellness gave her the passion to pursue a degree in Sociology and eventually pursue her master’s degree in social work at CSU Long Beach. Tina currently works at the Department of Rehabilitation for the State of California and takes pleasure in assisting persons who are differently abled obtain/maintain employment. She has worked with children for the No Child Left Behind Act with second graders and also at a women and children’s shelter as a staff assistant. 

Email: tina.gambrell@eastbaycenter.org Work phone: 510-334-8382

Jenny Munoz is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program at California State University, Long Beach. She works for Napa Valley Unified School District as a Parent and Community Liaison for an elementary school. Jenny also has experience working with long-term foster care and child welfare. Jenny was a life coach for “Girls on the run” a healthy and fun empowerment program for girls. Her hope is to continue to work for her community by guiding our youth and helping families succeed. Fun Fact: Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include being active whether it is going to the gym, or going on long hikes. She also enjoys traveling to new place and trying new foods. She loves to admire new scenery especially at nature outings such as the woods and beaches. 

Email: jenny.munoz@eastbaycenter.org Work phone: 510-367-1434