High School Advisors

EMCC College Advisors in Your High School

To help you transition smoothly into college, and to better serve our high school partner districts, EMCC has embedded our own college advisors at our area high schools. These college advisors are available on high school campuses to help students navigate the college admissions process, answer any questions they may have, and support their search for the right academic programs. Our college advisors are also ambassadors to programs that encourage high school students to prepare for college early, including:

  • Dual Enrollment, which allows students to earn high school and college credits at the same time
  • Concurrent Enrollment, where high school students can take courses with college students, either in person, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Hoop of Learning, an early high school-to-college bridge program designed to empower American Indian students
  • Achieving a College Education (ACE), a scholarship program supporting first-generation, underrepresented, financially disadvantaged college-bound students

Connect with your High School College Advisor

Our high school college advisors are ready to help you navigate the college admissions process, explore early college opportunities and provide support as you evaluate your program options!


Cesar Arzola Flores

Cesar Arzola Flores
Email: Cesar.ArzolaFlores@estrellamountain.edu
Location:West Point, Sierra Linda, La Joya

Cesar, a proud Phoenix native, is a First Generation College Graduate who recently joined the MCCCD (Maricopa County Community College District). With seven years of experience in the field of education, Cesar is dedicated to providing the best assistance possible to anyone seeking answers. His primary goal is to support students in their journey toward a successful transition beyond high school and assist students with early college opportunities. If you have any inquiries, don't hesitate to reach out to Cesar! He is here to help!



Kari Hurley

Kari Hurley
Email: kari.hurley@estrellamountain.edu
Phone: 623-935-8048
Location: Buckeye High School, Estrella Foothills High School, Youngker High School, Tonopah High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Willow Canyon High School

Kari has been an educator for over 25 years. As a first-generation college student, she is committed to supporting students in achieving their college and career goals. Please reach out to her for support regarding dual enrollment, admissions, financial aid, and career guidance.


Kay Cunningham

Kay Cunningham
Email: kay.cunningham@estrellamountain.edu
Phone: 623-935-8900
Location: Agua Fria, Canyon View, Desert Edge, Verrado

Kay Cunningham has been working in education for over five years. Her educational background is in behavioral health. During her career at MCCCD, she has gained experience in working with: admissions and records, academic advising, scholarship processing, and more. She is passionate when it comes to helping people that are going through a transition in their lives. She uses her work experience and educational background to ensure her students have all the tools and resources they need to succeed and grow. Working in the Early College setting allows her to use her passions and skill set to help students start off strong in their higher education journey.


Rachel Burton

Rachel Burton
Email: Rachel.Burton@estrellamountain.edu
Phone: 623-935-8112
Location: Millennium, Verrado, Desert Edge, Canyon View, Valley Vista

Rachel has over ten years of experience in higher education and is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. She looks forward to meeting with her students to assist in creating their individual pathways to success. Please reach out to her for guidance on admissions, dual enrollment, financial aid, career exploration, and any of our incredible early college programs.


Yvette Morales Moller

Yvette Morales Moller
Email: yvette.moller@estrellamountain.edu
Phone: 623-935-8957
Location: Westview, Tolleson, University, Copper Canyon, and Dysart High Schools

Yvette is an alumnus of Estrella Mountain Community College and has built her career in higher education. As a student, Yvette experienced LeaderShape, the Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF), Honors, and the Study Abroad Program in Prague. She has 15 years of experience in various departments such as Student Life and Admissions and Records. Her passion is helping students through the admissions process and helping them along the way with student success resources.