Staff

Christiane Allison

Personnel Coordinator

4289D Bunche Hall

(310) 825-1385

callison@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Christiane is the department’s Personnel Coordinator: Christiane handles all hiring for students (TAs, readers, GSRs, etc.) and fee remission processing; along with hiring for staff, lecturers, postdocs and visiting scholars.

Esther Blair

Student Affairs Officer III - Graduate Students

4246 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-3372

eblair@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm

Esther is the department’s Senior Graduate Advisor: Esther counsels graduate students on University and departmental requirements for the Ph.D. program. Provides recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement services; coordinates all graduate student funding; assigns Teaching Assistants; oversees graduate counseling; and supervises Diego Garcia and his workload.

Kathy Escobedo

Undergraduate Counselor

4269A Bunche Hall

(310) 825-3862

escobedo@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon, wed, Thurs-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm, Tue 8:30am - 3:30pm

Kathy is the department’s Senior Undergraduate Advisor: Kathy counsels undergraduate students on University and departmental requirements for the major. Processes petitions and provides students with campus resources. She can also assist with A/V needs for faculty courses, online book ordering and course scheduling.

Front Desk Staff

4289 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-4331

frntdesk@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Front desk can provide keys for assigned spaces; can assist with faculty requests for printing of exams or course handouts; can provide key and copy codes for all staff, faculty and students; can help with projects (as assigned by Stephanie); and helps maintain the department by notifying Facilities about urgent maintenance requests (overflowing toilets, restocking needs, elevators not working, etc.).

Diego Garcia

Student Affairs Office II - Undergraduate/Graduate Students

4269B Bunche Hall / 4246 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-1184 / (310)267-4667

dgarcia@polisci.ucla.edu

Undergraduate Office Hours: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Graduate Office Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Diego is the department’s Undergrad/Grad Advisor: Diego counsels graduate and undergraduate students on University and departmental requirements for the undergraduate degree and the Ph.D. He assists in graduate recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement. He is responsible for course scheduling (though he is not yet trained, so Kathy or Esther can assist in the meantime), online book ordering and A/V needs for classes.

Stephanie Jeffers

Chief Administrative Officer

4289 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-1186

sjeffers@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45am - 4:15pm

Stephanie is the department’s Chief Administrative Officer: Stephanie is responsible for all departmental operations. She manager all administrative services in relation to the department’s teaching, research and public service activities. Responsible for planning, policy development, budgetary control, events, and management, along with selection and supervision of all personnel. 

Jay Jang

Finance Manager

4289 Bunche Hall

(310) 825-3378

jayjang@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Jay is the department’s Finance Manager: Jay manages departmental and faculty budgets, including contracts and grants, gifts, endowments and state funding; and processes reimbursements, purchase orders and pre-trip authorizations.

 

Jason Lo

System Administrator

4271 Bunche Hall

(310) 206-3767

jasonlo@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Jason is the department’s System Administrator: Jason is responsible for the instructional and user computing support for the staff, faculty and students of the department. He updates the departmental web site, manages the department’s many listservs, and oversees staff access to shared drives.

Belinda Sunnu

Departmental Coordinator

4289 Bunche Hall

(310) 206-7558

bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Belinda is the department’s Departmental Coordinator: Belinda coordinates special events and functions for the department. Coordinates parking for faculty, staff and students, and can make temporary parking reservations for visitors. She coordinates travel for faculty recruitment and for guest speakers. She is also the Facilities contact and can put in work orders for faculty, staff and student needs (with oversight from Stephanie) related to painting/maintenance/electrical/plumbing, and manages the UCLA directory listings for the department.

Libby Yoon

Personnel Manager

4289F Bunche Hall

(310) 825-2163

libby@polisci.ucla.edu

Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Libby is the department’s Personnel Manager: Libby handles all Academic Personnel cases (faculty merit and promotions); supervises Christiane and her workload; hires all faculty; and reviews all hiring in the department.