Meet the Staff

  • Matthew Browning

    Director of Commuter Life

    Matt Browning, EdD, has been at APU, off and on, for nearly thirty years. Matt is passionate about whole person development for college students. Matt has created programs and learning opportunities in over 70 countries around the world and is committed to celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms. He is especially proud to work with the commuter students of APU. He has great respect for the extra effort commuters exert to succeed in college. Matt lives in, and rides his motorcycle around, Pomona. He is proud of his strong, God-fearing, and grown daughters Emily and Mary as well as his granddaughter Aria.

  • Ashley Duran

    Commuter Life Graduate Assistant

    Ashley is a lifelong Southern Californian from Azusa, and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BA in Psychology. She then came to APU, where she is starting her first year in the MS in College Counseling and Student Development program. She is very passionate about advocating for students, fostering a sense of belonging, and being part of their collegiate experience. She is extremely grateful to be part of the Office of Commuter Life and provide any help that commuter students need. She loves to try new coffee shops, have meaningful and thoughtful conversations, and cook, and enjoys taking walks to the park to get some fresh air.

  • Cindy Juarez

    Commuter Life Intern

    Cindy is a senior pursuing a major in Spanish and a minor in prelaw while commuting from Pasadena. She is family-oriented and enjoys her spiritual journey here at APU. As a person of faith, she has a deep passion for human rights. She believes it is her calling to pursue a career that advocates for anyone in need, and Cindy tries to advocate any chance she gets. She is applying to law school next year, so please send her emotional support whenever you see her, because she wishes you all the same! In her free time, she likes to spend time with her little dog, Gus, her family, and her friends. Cindy cherishes meaningful conversations as well as random and hilarious ones. She enjoys being outdoors and is always willing to try new things. She is ready to go above and beyond for our commuters because she knows how disconnected it can feel for some. Cindy likes to embrace humility by accepting that she does not know all the answers but will try her best to find whatever it is. She is excited to meet new people and keep building relationships with APU students.

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