Agustin Arredondo

Undergraduate / Graduate Counselor

Office: 4269B Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-1184
Office Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
Telecommunication: Monday & Tuesday

Agustin is the department’s Undergrad/Grad Advisor. Agustin 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, and if you have a question related to undergraduate matters please send a message through MyUCLA Message Center.

Esther Blair

Director of Student Services

Office: 4246 Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-3372
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Telecommunication: Wednesday & Friday

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 the undergraduate counseling operations; and supervises counselors.

Enjoli Cormier

Finance Manager

Office: 4289F Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-3378
Office Dates/Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Telecommunication: Monday & Wednesday

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

Evelyn Godinez

Personnel Manager

Office: 4289C Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-2163
Office Dates/Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Telecommunication: Monday & Thursday

Evelyn handles all Academic Personnel cases (faculty merits and promotions); supervises Christiane and her workload; hires all faculty; and reviews all hiring in the department.

Stephanie Jeffers

Chief Administrative Officer

Office: 4289B Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-1186
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Thursday, & Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Telecommunication: Tuesday & Wednesday

Stephanie is the department’s Chief Administrative Officer: Stephanie is responsible for all departmental operations. She manages 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.

Jason Lo

System Administrator

Office: 4271 Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 206-3767
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 7:00am – 4:00pm
Telecommunication: Thursday & Friday

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.

Pricila Mendoza-Prado

Personnel Coordinator

Office: 4289D Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-1385
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Telecommunication: Tuesday & Friday

Pricila handles all hiring for students (TAs, readers, GSRs, etc.) and fee remission processing; along with hiring for staff, lecturers, postdocs and visiting scholars.

Charlie Ruano

Undergraduate Counselor

Office: 4269B Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-3862
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
Telecommunication: Thursday & Friday

Charlie is the department’s Undergraduate Advisor: Charlie counsels undergraduate students on University and departmental requirements for the major. Processes petitions and provides students with campus resources.

Belinda Sunnu

Events Coordinator

Office: 4289E Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 206-7558
Office Dates/Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Telecommunication: Tuesday & Friday

Belinda is the department’s Events 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.

Barbara Wakasa

Department Coordinator

Office: 4289 Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 794-5994
Office Dates/Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, & Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Telecommunication: Thursday & Friday

Barbara is the Department Coordinator. She assists the finance manager with financial transactions, faculty financial reports, reimbursements, along with payroll, invoice, and reimbursement reconciliation. In addition, she will oversee the front desk processes, and supervise the student workers. Barbara will also process online book ordering and A/V needs for classes.

Front Desk Staff

Office: 4289 Bunche Hall
Phone: (310) 825-4331
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.).