Petaluma High School College & Career Center


The College & Career Center is located in the library. We are here to support college and career exploration, provide work permits, and to connect students with local resources and opportunities. There are two ways to book  appointments at the C&C Center. McCoy Dodsworth is the C & C Center Outreach Specialist. Lupita Albor is with 10KD, a non-profit contracted by the district, and the PHS dedicated fellow for 2023/2024. Schedules and appointment links below. 

Walk ins always welcome. 


work permits, career exploration & aptitude, college applications, building college lists, job shadowing, financial aid & scholarship applications, community service, college visits, workshops, & class presentations 


M   8:30 - 3:30

W   8:30 - 3:30

Th  8:30 - 3:30

F      8:30 - 3:30


college applications, FAFASA applications, 10KD scholarship applications, college readiness workshops


   9:00 - 3:00

Tue   9:00 - 3:00

W   9:00 - 3:00

Fr  9:00 - 3:00


About our PHS College & Career Outreach Specialist

McCoy joined Petaluma High in March of 2022. She brings a wealth of experience as an educator and community organizer. Her first job out of college was at the education nonprofit WestEd based in the SoMa district of San Francisco. She went on to teach middle school, high school and college students. In addition to her role here, McCoy is a Sociology Instructor at Napa Valley College. Native to Prescott, Arizona, she currently resides in Petaluma with her husband, two kids (aged 13 and 9), and their pup. They like to ride bikes, read books, go backpacking and play video games together. 

Here is her perspective on supporting students with college and career: 

"At my core I’m humanistic - this idea that we look at the whole person, and the uniqueness of each individual, and we assume people are motivated to achieve their potential. That being said, I’m also a sociologist who knows about life chances. Our complex social world has real constraints and some of us have more options than others. This means we need to work to have empathy and to understand context. I want to do what I can to give all students great options for life after Petaluma High. My goal is to support students with current info on college and career trends and to listen well to their struggles and dreams." 

Currently obsessed with: Olga Khazan, Sky Force, college admissions, and podcasts.

BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Latin American Studies - Spanish 

MA, California State University East Bay, Sociology

College Counseling Certificate, UCLA - currently enrolled

 About our PHS 10,000 Degrees Fellow

Lupita Albor is a graduate of UC Merced and a first gen student. She brings a deep personal and professional understanding of navigating the college and financial aid process. Her first job in college was as a student mentor supporting first gen students at the UC Merced Calvin E. Bright Success Center. After two months on the job she was promoted to coordinator. She knows first hand that education is the doorway to a better future. Born and raised in Santa Rosa she is currently enjoying being back in the area, near family and friends. Lupita is the 10,000 Degrees Fellow for Petaluma High. As a Fellow, she supports students with college exploration, college admission applications, financial aid and scholarship applications, admission and financial aid portal management and navigation, as well as any to-do items for transitioning into college.  

Currently obsessed with: Chai lattes, Holiday Decor, and listening to Bad Bunny

BA, University of California Merced, Sociology with a minor in Psychology