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Meet the Team

Meet the Work-Study Team!



Leroy Tripette

Vice-President of Corporate Partnerships & Advancement

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Leroy Tripette currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Advancement for Cristo Rey Sacramento High School. Prior to joining Cristo Rey in March 2017, Mr. Tripette spent several years working at Intel Corporation in Folsom. During his tenure with Intel, he held numerous software engineering, technical project management and public relations positions including External Affairs Manager for CA. In this role he managed Intel’s strategic community and education programs within the Greater Sacramento region and most of California.


Active in the community, Mr. Tripette has served on several boards and committees including Chair of the City of Folsom Library commission, Street Soccer USA, Board President for the Greater Sacramento Urban League, appointee to the CA STEM Task Force, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Board Chair for NextEd.  Mr. Tripette received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Morehouse College in 1995. 




Carmen Raggio

Work-Study Program Director

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After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California, I worked in customer relations, operations management and sales for several years before returning to school to get my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Sac State. After graduation, I joined the CRHSS team in 2007 as Executive Assistant to the President. I then moved to the Work-Study department, where I worked as Program Associate, Program Manager, and since December 2016 as Work-Study Program Director. My focus in the program has been to strengthen sponsor relations, expand student professional development training, and create process improvements focused on supporting long-term growth of the student population. A graduate of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce’s Catalyst Leadership Program in 2010, I’m committed to the growth and development of the Sacramento community. I’m thrilled to be a part of the CRHSS team and work with our sponsors to help our students learn and grow!





Vanessa Alvarez

Work-Study Program Coordinator - Students

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I attended Saint Mary’s College in California for my undergraduate degree. As a native to Sacramento, I returned home to give back to my community and work in education. I can happily say, this is my third year at Cristo Rey. I serve as one of the Work-Study Program Coordinators and am an Advisor of the Peer Mentoring Program. Mentoring and working with our students has been a learning and rewarding experience for me. I plan to continue my own journey of education this fall by pursuing a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Sacramento State University.  My vision is to become a Director of an inclusive Student Support Center in higher education institutions so that I can continue to support and mentor Cristo Rey students and others who are also first generation students, minorities, and low-income. 




Gustavo Padilla

Work-Study Program Coordinator - Transportation

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My name is Gustavo Moran Padilla and I joined the Work-Study program in March of 2017 as the Work-Study Transportation Program Coordinator. I previously worked in the Enrollment Department at Cristo Rey assisting with recruitment of students. I attend Sacramento City Community College and I will be transferring to CSUS to complete my education and receive my degree in Sociology. I am an alumni of Cristo Rey High School and graduated in the year 2011. In the future I will obtain my teaching credential and help students be proficient in their student development. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Cristo Rey community and I hope than I am able to inspire students to be successful by showing them that with the right work ethic and education, they can also achieve their goals.