Meet the Team

Meet the Work-Study Team!





Debbie Woodsford

Work-Study Program Director

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916-733-2660 X 1024 


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! 






Olivia Alcala

Work-Study Program Coordinator 

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916-733-2660 X 1014


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).