Meet the Unity Schools SoCal Board
Welcome to Unity MCHS
Unity Middle College High School prepares all students for four-year university success, leading to professional careers through a blended high school and college curriculum. Unity MCHS welcomes all students from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Board of Directors
Denise Bailey, Ph.D.
Denise is currently a professor and the Department Chair for the Department of Chemistry at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, Ca. While teaching courses in General and Organic Chemistry, she also serves as a senator for the Mathematics & Sciences Division on the Academic Senate; is a member of the Honors Committee; and co-chairs Community Science Night, an annual event which brings Orange Unified students and their families on campus to take part in science-related activities. Denise has extensive curriculum experience and is the primary reviewer for Chemistry curriculum for all community colleges in the state of California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and her doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. Denise was born and raised in Orange County and she and her family still reside here.
Eden was born and raised in Long Beach California and graduated from the Long Beach Unified School District. After High School she attended Orange Coast College and Long Beach City College and had moved to Orange County where she still lives. After completing her lower division classes, she transferred to Cal State University, Long Beach to complete her BA. Eden received her BA from Cal State University Long Beach in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Asian American Studies. She then completed the Elementary Education program through CSULB. Ms. Quimzon then worked in the Anaheim City School District teaching at the elementary level and later serving as a Resource Instructor. Eden currently serves as Interim Executive Director, Adult Education Block Grant which is an exciting new opportunity. Eden is very proud of her education and career but is most proud of her family. Ms. Quimzon has been a resident of Santa Ana since 1994 where I live with my husband and two sons, Thomas and James.
Dan Kostecki has over a decade of computational biology research and data analysis experience. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada Reno while working at UNR’s Center for Molecular Medicine. He attended Johns Hopkins University for postgraduate programs, earning a Master of Science in Biotechnology and a Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering while working as a graduate research assistant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and currently lives in Orange County and works at Ambry Genetics.
With more than 10 years of experience leading programs, forging partnerships and conducting research to improve lives and create community change, Natalie Reider brings an innovative and client-centered approach to affordable housing, economic mobilization and community revitalization. Natalie currently serves as Director of Community Impact at Jamboree Housing Corporation and focuses on equipping individuals in affordable housing communities with tools for life-long economic and social success through after school and adult education programming. Prior to this role, she held a similar function as Senior Vice President at National CORE and built her foundation of coalition building and fund development skills during her time at both Orange County United Way and Orange County Community Foundation. She holds a BA in Communications from Chapman University and an MBA from University of California, Irvine.
My name is Soraya Lopez and I’m thirty seven years old. I am a mother to three beautiful kids. Their names are Andrea, who’s twenty three years old, Clarissa, thirteen years old, and Ulises, nine years old. As a child my family and I moved to a few different cities in Mexico. For example, Acapulco, Mexico City, and lastly Mexicali. My parents divorced when I was seven years old and that’s when my mom decided to move to the United States for us to have a better life. My family and I live in Orange County. I attended Willard Jr. High, Century High School, Trident Continuation School and Santa Ana College. I become a single mom at the age of fifteen years old so I had to work and study at the same time. It was super hard but not impossible. My first job was at Taco Bell as a cashier. I have worked in retail stores, fast food restaurants, insurance agencies but my last job, the one I love the most, was as a Loan Funder for Washington Mutual (which is now Chase).
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Unity Middle College High School
1937 W Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92868
Monday to Thursday - 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 3 PM
Unity Middle College High School is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Unity Middle College High School programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Unity Middle College High School does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. Unity Middle College High School also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.