About Us

Since 1989, the California Center for International Trade Development (CITD), an entity at State Center Community College District, strives to promote California’s international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth. CITD assists California business with expanding internationally, as well as helps colleges become more globalized.

CITD boasts a proven track record, having coordinated more than 175 agricultural trade missions on behalf of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services and California Governor’s Office. Contributing to global trade missions, CITD has trained more than 6,500 companies to promote California food and agricultural products in foreign markets.

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This success is documented by more than $100 million in direct export

sales and more than $750 million in continuous export sales attributed to participation in CITD trade activity since 1990. Along with this noted economic achievement, CITD has received numerous awards, including the President’s “E Award” for Export Excellence in 2001 and 2013.

Meet The Team

The CITD has developed a well-trained and highly specialized staff that has the experience to anticipate clients’ needs and the knowledge to respond rapidly to any and all requests for training and technical assistance. Meet some of our team members now.

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Frank M. Nuñez

District Director, Trade and Training

 

Mr. Frank M. Nuñez serves as District Director, Trade and Training of the Center for International Trade Development at State Center Community College District.  With over 30 years of International Trade, project management, grant writing, and budget monitoring experience, he brings a wealth of skills and experience dedicated to serving the international trade and training needs of California.

frank.nunez@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7281

 f: 559-499-6016

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Rebecca Boyd

Senior Program Specialist

 

Rebecca Boyd serves as a Senior Program Specialist for the CITD and Training Institute at State Center Community College District. She has 20+ years of program development, coordination and management experience. She brings expertise and dedication to serve the international business community, such as coordinating export trade and training activities for California's food and agriculture companies.

rebecca.boyd@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7532

 f: 559-499-6016

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Celia Zamora

Senior Program Specialist

Celia Zamora serves as a Senior Program Specialist for the CITD and Training Institute at State Center Community College District. She has 10+ years of program development, coordination and management experience. She brings expertise and dedication to serve the international business community, such as coordinating export trade and training activities for California's food and agriculture companies. 

celia.zamora@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7534

 f: 559-499-6016

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Rebecca Gary

Senior Program Specialist

 

Rebecca Gary serves as a Senior Program Specialist for the CITD and Training Institute at State Center Community College District. She has 2+ years of program development, coordination and management experience. She brings expertise and dedication to serve the international business community, such as coordinating export trade and training activities for California's food and agriculture companies.

rebecca.gary@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7515

 f: 559-499-6016

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Debbie Cardoza

Program Assistant

 

Debbie Cardoza serves as a Program Assistant for the CITD and Training Institute at State Center Community College District. She has 15+ years of administrative and program support experience. She brings expertise and detail oriented dedication to support the coordination of activities, and maintains administrative processes that keeps our department operating at full efficiency.

debbie.cardoza@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7530

 f: 559-499-6016

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Harneet Sanghera

Student Intern

 

Harneet Sanghera is an honor student at Fresno City College and an intern at the CITD. She is eager to expand her knowledge in domestic and international business practices. She will be earning her Associate’s degree in May 2022, transferring to California State University, Fresno in fall 2022, and majoring in Business Administration. She is an active founding member of the “Just Breathe Advocacy Group” that provides group support to students struggling with hardships such as loss of a loved one and parental divorce.

citd@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7538

 f: 559-499-6016