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First-Gen Faculty/Staff


Meet some of SCU's first generation faculty and staff and read about their own college stories and advice: 


Associate Director of Admission, Office of Undergraduate Admission

Zucel Aguilar

Program Coordinator, SCU Law Externship Program

Janelle Atangan

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

Department Chair, Theatre and Dance

Aldo Billingslea

Engineering/Math Librarian, University Library

Susan Boyd

Administrative Associate, Office of Student Life

Debra Bricker

MLC Director & Mathematics Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science

Linda Burks

Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admission

Nayeli Carmona Perez

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Jamie Chang

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience Program

Lang Chen

Office Manager, Modern Languages & Literatures

Kari Craighead

Director of Recreation, Student Life

Janice DeMonsi

Director of Residence Life, Residence Life

Heather Dumas-Dyer

Professor of English, English Department and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Provost's Office

Eileen Elrod

Adjunct Lecturer, LSB Information Systems & Analytics Department

Horacio Enriquez

Assistant Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine, Athletics

Celine Estrada

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Drahmann Advisor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Steven Fedder

Director, John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center

Laura Fujieda

Externship Program Coordinator, SCU Law

Jose Gallo Alvarado

Director of Diversity, Outreach, Inclusion - Undergraduate Admission

Lorenzo Gamboa

Associate Professor, Education

Sara Soledad Garcia

Faculty, Religious Studies

Janet Giddings

Assistant Professor, History

Sonia Gomez

Humanities Librarian, University Library

Leanna Goodwater

Professor, Political Science

Dennis Gordon

Assistant Director for Student Engagement & Strategic Planning, Career Center

Priscilla Grille

Senior Technical Analyst - Office of The Registrar

Rebecca Guerrero

Sr. Business Analyst, Graduate Programs, Provost's Office

Susan Gutierrez

Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance

Karina Gutiérrez

Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Study Abroad - Global Engagement Office

Chris Hanson

Career Development Specialist: Creative, Public and Human Sector + Identity, Career Center

Chris Harris

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, English

Kai Harris

Assistant Professor, Women's & Gender Studies

CiAuna Heard

Associate Professor and Chair of Biology, Biology Dept.

David Hess

Assistant Dean, Student Life - Campus Climate, Office of Student Life

Byron Howlett

Associate Director of Curricular and Co-curricular Engagement, LEAD Scholars PRogram

Andrea Jackson

Undergraduate Admission Counselor, Admission & Records

Jasmine Jimenez

Associate Director of Student Advocacy, LEAD Scholars Program

Jessica Johns

Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Dept.

Philip Kain

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science

Narine Kerelian

Associate Clinical Professor; Director of the Office of Academic & Bar Success, School of Law

Devin Kinyon

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Dale Larson

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

Qiuwen Li

Endowed Chair Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science and Engineering

Nam Ling

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Marketing

Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Karla Lomelí

Professor, Political Science

Timothy Lukes

W. M. Keck Foundation Chair and Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship

Tammy Madsen

Assistant Director, Community Engagement, Students & Identity, Alumni Association

Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis

Director, Housing Business Services

Margarita Malagon

Professor/Dept Chair, Environmental Studies and Sciences

Virginia Matzek

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering

Ed Maurer

Senior Lecturer & Director of Core Writing, English

Robert Michalski

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Veronica Miranda

Assistant Director, Workforce Planning, Human Resources

Liz Mireles Quevedo

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Godfrey Mungal

Senior Lecturer, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Tonya Nilsson

Programs Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM, School of Engineering

Ricardo Padilla, Jr.

Web and Technology Coordinator, John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center

Juan Peralta

Career Development Specialist, Career Center

Amy Peterson

Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Externship Program, LAW

Thiadora Pina

Professor, Psychology

Tom Plante

Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Ray Plaza

Accolti, S.J. Endowed Professor of Leadership and Chair, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Barry Posner

Fay Boyle University Professor and Chair Department of Sociology

Enrique Pumar

Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling Psychology

Lucila Ramos-Sanchez

Adjunct Lecturer, Accounting Dept.

Haoning Richter

Dept. Manager, Political Science Dept.

Casey Robertson

University Advisor/Foster Youth Liaison, Drahmann Advising Center

Richard Rodgers

Sr. Information Specialist, University Library

Judith Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Department of Education

Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica

Senior Lecturer in Biology and Director of the Neuroscience Program, Biology Dept.

Christelle Sabatier

Assistant Director for Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement

Lori Salazar

Sr Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid Office

Sofi Samaniego

Benefits Specialist, Human Resources

Georgina Santiago

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ben Stokes

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication & Faculty Director, Cura RLC

Chan Thai

Director, Office for Multicultural Learning

Joanna Thompson

Senior Administrative Assistant, John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources

Tania Torres

Assistant Director of Employer Connections - Business, Entrepreneurship, Public and Social Sectors, Career Center

Priscilla Vallejo

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Spanish), Modern Languages & Literatures

José Villalobos

Assistant Professor, Public Health Program

Alice P. Villatoro

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Lisa Whitfield

Associate Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Woolley

Lecturer, Modern Languages and Literatures

Hsin-hung Yeh

Associate Director, Residence Life

Natasha Zubair