Program Specialist (Rising Scholars)

Steve Duong

Steve Duong

Program Specialist (Rising Scholars)
Instruction Department
(408) 855-5298
[email protected]

Born and raised in East San Jose, Steve is a proud Mission College alumnus (read his story). As a Mission student, he discovered his career mission to help people reach their full potential. He has 15+ years of versatile experience working with the most at-risk in the community, mental health, probation and in education. He serves students in the Rising Scholars program.

Steve is skilled providing guidance counseling and passionately works together with his students to accomplish their education and life goals. He specializes in self-development, education navigating, case management and job development.



  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Minor in Recreation, San Jose State University
  • Associate of Arts, General Studie, Mission College

Fast Facts

Steve is a dedicated father of two awesome kids. A HUGE Kobe Bryant (Mamba Forever) and lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan. Enjoys working out at the gym and maintaining good wellness.

Favorite Quote

"M.A.MB.A. MENTALITY! It means trying to be the best version of yourself. It’s a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday.” – Kobe Bryant