Meet the MPYD Staff
ENRIQUE BAUTISTA, Managing Director
Enrique Bautista is the Managing Director for MPYD. Enrique brings a strong background in managing and nonprofit experience. Enrique has his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is currently working on his MBA at the University of La Verne. He grew up in Pasadena and is a current resident of the city. Being Latino and African-American, Enrique can relate very well with the students as well as his peers to know the focus and dedication it takes to achieve their dreams.
DAVID ORTEGA, Program Coordinator
David Ortega is a Program Coordinator at MPYD. He grew up in Pomona, CA and began his higher education at Mt. San Antonio College. He transferred from Mt. Sac to UC Davis and graduated with a degree in English. After college, David began working with students as an after-school tutor and later as a substitute teacher. After this time spent in schools, he knew he wanted to continue to work with students. As a first-generation college student, David believes that programs like MPYD are vital for student growth and success in higher education and in life.
DOMINIC HONORE, Program Coordinator
Dominic Honore is our newest Program Coordinator. Dominic graduated from the University of La Verne with his bachelor’s degree in Communications. He is a skilled writer and a conversational Spanish speaker. Being a student-athlete through college, he is able to relate to a lot of student-athletes in MPYD and assist them with the recruiting process.
JENNIFER TOKAJI, Office Manager
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Jennifer is the office manager at MPYD. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Jennifer comes to MPYD with over 10 years of experience in office administration, and she brings a deep commitment to helping students reach their potential in school and beyond.