Golda Margate

Golda Margate

Adjunct Faculty in Personal Counseling

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA USA

Give yourself the grace to try different things and be open to being in different spaces in order to learn and grow as an individual.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I emigrated from the Philippines to the United States and had my 3 children.
I attended Skyline & discovered that I enjoyed working in higher education & wanted to pursue a career that advocates for people because of my own lived experiences—I earned my AS in Paralegal Studies
I transferred to SFSU and earned my BS in criminal justice, a (law) degree that isn't required for my career but has been beneficial for the student discipline aspect of it.
With the research work I've done at SFSU, I made a program for WOC facing mental health struggles and brought that to Skyline, through implementing it into the Women's Mentoring and Leadership Academy
A huge milestone for me as a mom was seeing my children graduate high school and college.
My most recent milestone was earning my master's degree in social work in 2021.
Keep following my journey


Adjunct Faculty in Personal Counseling

I provide personal counseling to students and support the Vice President of student services and all of its departments.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

I don't have a typical work day, each day is different and is dictated by what must get done that day. I try to structure my day as best as I can by taking note of the meetings I must attend on my calendar, but ultimately, the students always come first. For example, if a student is in need of a personal counseling session or if a care report is submitted on their behalf, I make it a priority to help and support them in anyway I can. No day is the same, which is why I never get bored of my job.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Give yourself the grace to try different things and be open to being in different spaces in order to learn and grow as an individual. Don't be so committed to what others say you should be committed to doing with your life. Don't just get a job so that you can work—you're going to be working for the rest of your life. If you're in a career that you love, you'll never work a day in your life because you enjoy what you're doing.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Social Work


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"In my educational journey I was encouraged by my counselors and colleagues to go to school. I felt discouragement from myself because I was a young mom to 3 children and was older than my peers when I initially began my journey of higher education."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student