A native of Santa Monica, Delia Padilla-Acosta is a Human Resources Technician in the Human Resources Department. After graduating from SAMOHI, Delia entered Santa Monica College as a student. Her first student work assignment in the Counseling Department opened the doors for future employment through the Merit system.

Delia served in many temporary and permanent positions throughout various departments at Santa Monica College, which include the Counseling Department, Auxiliary Services, Math Department, Athletics and Personnel Commission.

She joined the Human Resources Office in 1997 as the Department Secretary for Staff Development/Diversity and later moved into the role of Human Resources Specialist where she spent 8 years. For the last 3 years Delia has been serving as a Human Resources Technician.