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 Specialist

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

Fall 2017 Schedule: 

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.

Fall 2017 Schedule:  MW 12:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., TR 11:30-3:30 p.m.

Joy ChenThomas Kuhlmeier

Chief Student Ambassador 2017-2018

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

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.

Stephanie MaStephanie Ma

Student Graphic Designer

    • Provides graphic design support for the SPP.

Fall 2017 Schedule: MWF 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TR 9:30-5:00 p.m.

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.

Bri RiggioBri Riggio

Career Counselor and Internship Program Coordinator

(951) 827-2357
Book an appointment:

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.
    • Office hours are 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

      Week1: Thursday, 10/5
      Week 2: Monday, 10/9
      Week 3: Monday, 10/16
      Week 4: Thursday, 10/26
      Week 5: Thursday, 11/2
      Week 6: Monday, 11/6
      Week 7: No Office Hours
      Week 8: No Office Hours
      Week 9: Monday, 11/27
      Week 10: Monday, 12/4

Andrew ThaiAndrew Thai

Student Office Assistant

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

Fall 2017 Schedule:  TR 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., WF 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 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

Matthew BrabantMatthew Brabant

Student Services Advisor, One Health Center

(951) 827-6565


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

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.

Beth TamayoseBeth Tamayose

Grants Facilitator, SPP-Dean's Office

(951) 827-5575


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.

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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