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Meet the Team

Meet the Work-Study Team!





Debbie Woodsford

Work-Study Program Director

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A graduate of Heald Business College, I earned my degree in Business and Computer Science in 1982. I worked in the technological world of Silicon Valley for many years following my graduation before moving to Sacramento. Upon my arrival in Sacramento, I began my nonprofit career work at Jesuit High School and from there moved to Christian Brothers High School until I finally found my way to Cristo Rey High School. When I originally joined Cristo Rey in 2010, I served as the Executive Assistant to the President and Development Coordinator. After taking a 2 year hiatus from the school in 2015, I am back and looking forward to my new position as the Work-Study Program Director. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to work more closely with our Work-Study partners and most especially with the students. I am committed to strengthening the Work-Study department and look forward to learning how to better serve our sponsors, our community and most importantly, our students.  I am absolutely thrilled to once again be a part of the CRHSS team! 







Wes Oberlin

Director of Work-Study Business Development

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My name is Wes Oberlin and I am humbled to be a part of Cristo Rey, Sacramento. As Director of Work-Study Business Development, I am looking forward connecting Cristo Rey to the growing Sacramento business community.  Over the past decade, I have worked with business leaders and C-level executives in both the real estate (Keller Williams, Premier Reverse Closings), insurance (Northwestern Mutual) and financial sectors.  I am an alumni of Sacramento State where I double majored in Communications and Finance (Fall class of 2007). I also have Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. I am married to my best friend Tessa and have 3 beautiful children.





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.




Olivia Alcala

Work-Study Program Coordinator

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I am new to Cristo Rey and I am so excited to be part of the Work-Study Team. I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. I received my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of the Pacific. I double majored in Communication and Sociology.  I would go on to also receive my Master’s Degree in Public Relations (first in my family to receive a B.A. and M.A.!).  I have always enjoyed giving back to my community and being a mentor to the youth around me.  When I am not working I enjoy reading, movies/television/music, and spending time with my family. I love getting to know students, so please stop by and talk to me (ask me about my dog).