University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy


Dean's Office

Luis AlvarezLuis Alvarez

Financial and Operations Manager

(951) 827-5574

    • Provides advanced, strategic, and technical guidance and analytical support for all financial and operations functions for the SPP.

John BatresJohn Batres

Marketing, Communications & Events Student Assistant

    • Provides marketing, communications and events support for the SPP.

Spring 2017 Schedule:
* Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Fridays 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Brandom CamposBrandon Campos

Marketing, Communications & Events Student Assistant

    • Provides marketing, communications and events support for the SPP.

Spring 2017 Schedule: 
* Tuesdays 12:15-2:45 p.m., 4:10-6:00 p.m.
* Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:10 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Joy ChenJoy Chen

Chief Student Ambassador

    • Provides office hours to the public policy student population in need of peer mentorship and information about the Dean's Student Ambassador Program.

Winter 2017 Office Hours:  Forthcoming

Fernando CortezFernando Cortez

Information Technology Analyst

(951) 827-6259

      • Provides IT help desk support for the SPP.

Angie GonzalezAngie Gonzalez

Academic Support Analyst

(951) 827-2317

      • Provides executive level administrative analytical support for a wide range of academic personnel and human resources functions for staff and academic employees in the SPP.

Cindy HarvardCindy Harvard

Student Webmaster & Graphic Designer

(951) 827-5663

        • Responsible for website management for the SPP and its affiliated research centers.

Spring 2017 Schedule:
* MTWR 11:10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Fridays 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Toni LawrenceToni Lawrence

Director of Development, School of Public Policy

(951) 827-5662

      • Fundraises for the SPP to expand opportunities for students, faculty and programmatic growth in the SPP.

Mark ManalangMark Manalang

Marketing, Communications & Events Manager

(951) 827-5656

      • Serves as the marketing and communications point person for the SPP. Also oversees events and the SPP Student Ambassador Program.
      • No walk-ins; by appointment only.

Jasmine MejiaJasmine Mejia

Academic Personnel and Human Resources Manager

(951) 827-2332

      • Responsible for academic personnel and human resources management.

Brian NakamuraBrian Nakamura

Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator

(951) 827-2357

      • Responsible for planning and organizing undergraduate and graduate career services and internship activities for the SPP.
      • Spring 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.
      • Job and internship postings on the SPP LinkedIn group page.

Veronica RuizVeronica Ruiz

Assistant Dean & Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

(951) 827-2316

      • Oversees the financial and administrative operations of the SPP.

Jolene SeditaJolene Sedita

Student Affairs Coordinator

(951) 827-2334

    • Responsible for recruitment, admissions, and academic advising of prospective and enrolled students for SPP graduate and future undergraduate programs.

Spring 2017 Office Hours:
* Week 1 - Tuesday, April 4th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 2 - Monday, April 10th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 3 - Tuesday, April 18th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 4 - Monday, April 24th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 5 - Monday, May 1st (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 6 - Monday, May 8th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 7 - Tuesday, May 16th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 8 - Monday, May  22nd (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 9 - Tuesday, May 30th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)
* Week 10 - Tuesday, June 6th (4:00-6:00 p.m.)

Winnie TanWinnie Tan

Graphic / Web Designer (AAPIdata and NAAS)

Andrew ThaiAndrew Thai

Student Office Assistant

      • Provides support for academic personnel and financial and business operations.

Winter 2017 Schedule:
* Mondays 12:00-4:00 p.m.
* Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m.
* Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Christina WongChristina Wong

Executive Assistant to the Dean

(951) 827-5564

    • Provides executive level support to the dean, including coordination of his schedule and managing all aspects of his business relating to UCR and the SPP.

Affiliated Research Centers Staff

Shayna ConawayShayna Conaway

Finance Outreach and Extramural Funds Administrator, Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (CSSD) and One Health Center

(951) 827-7830

  • Responsible for contract and grant administration, pre- and post-award administration, and financial administration.

Donita McCants-CarterDonita McCants-Carter

Administrative Manager, Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies

(951) 827-4604

David WillmonDavid Willmon

Assistant Director, Communications and Seminars, Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (CSSD)

(951) 827-5575

  • Responsible for facilitating and promoting CSSD’s Randal Lewis Seminar Series and related CSSD communications in support of the Center’s Director.

Justine RossJustine Ross

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Provides research and strategic programmatic support to actualize objectives set by each of the SPP’s research center directors.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

School of Public Policy
Anil B. Deolalikar
Founding Dean
Professor of Economics

Student Affairs
Tel: (951) 827-2334

Dean’s Office
4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South
Tel: (951) 827-5564

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