Athletic Counseling


Meet Your Team Athletic Counselors

Molly Mercer
Athletic Counselor/ Assistant Athletic Director
818-240-1000 Ext. 5918
Office Location: TBD

Molly Mercer has been part of the Glendale College Family since 2014 when she started as our Academic Counselor for Student Athletes. She enjoys working with Student Athletes at Glendale College where she has the unique privilege and opportunity to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Molly also serves as our Assistant Athletic Director at GCC where she enjoys helping our student-athletes navigate college athletics and assists them in achieving their goals of transferring and continuing to compete after GCC. Prior to joining the Vaqueros, Molly worked at Mt. San Antonio College for four years as a counselor working with student-athletes.

Molly received her AA degree from Mt. SAC where she played two seasons of softball for the Mounties. She was an All-American pitcher, and won a state championship for Mt. SAC. She transferred to Cal Lutheran to continue competing in softball. Molly graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University Northridge (CSUN), and her Master of Science Degree in Counseling from CSUN.

She currently serves as the Secretary of the 3C4A (California Community College Counselors/Advisors Academic Association for Athletics) where she can advocate for our student athletes at the CCCAA and NCAA levels. She currently resides in La Crescenta and in her spare time you can find her attending GCC athletic games, playing softball, or hiking with her dogs.


Dr. Renee Ramos
Adjunct Athletics Counselor
818-240-1000 Ext. 3401
Office Location: TBD

Dr. Renee Ramos joined the athletic counseling staff in October 2019.  For the past five years, Dr. Ramos served as an Academic Advisor for the University of Southern California in the Student-Athlete Academic Services department. In this role, she helped monitor NCAA eligibility and assist with advising, registering, and tracking the overall academic progress of student-athletes. Previously she worked in student-athlete services at the University of New Mexico as the Football Advising Intern. While at UNM, she worked closely with the football team, monitoring their progress towards a degree, assisting with study skills, academic course planning, and supervising group and individual study sessions. Renee started as a mentor at the University of California, Los Angeles working with Olympic Sports in the Bruins’ Academic and Student Services department.

A native of Chino, California, Renee was a four-year letter winner in softball at Boston College, playing second base for the Eagles from 2005-2010 and two-time tri-captain. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and completed a master’s degree in Administrative Studies in 2010.  In the spring of 2018 she completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at USC Rossier School of Education. Dr. Ramos’s dissertation titled “Latino/a College Student-Athletes: Influences on Recruitment, Enrollment, and Degree Completion” is a topic that is understudied, with a clear purpose of promoting social justice in athletics. Despite completing a terminal degree, Renee earned her second master’s degree in Education Counseling at USC Rossier School of Education in spring 2019.