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Contact Information

Below is a list of general contacts for major business units within the School. Details about specific inquiries may be found on the unit's webpage.

Student and Instructional Services

Unit Contact
Undergraduate General/Non-UCSD students: 858-534-0557 Pacific Hall 1128
UCSD students: Virtual Advising Center (VAC)
Graduate PhD Program:
PhD Admissions:
Prospective & Current MS students: Virtual Advising Center (VAC)
Instructional Labs Lab Course Safety (for students and Instructional Assistants):
Student Success and Engagement General:

Executive Leadership

Unit Staff Phone Email
Assistant Dean Katherine Emmett 858-534-8202
Chief Operations Officer Patty Camacho 858-822-4541
Chief Financial Officer Albin Soares 858-534-8439
Sr. Director, Educational Strategy Dana Brehm 858-534-0181

Business Services

Unit Contact
Academic Personnel &
Staff Human Resources
Laura Ta, Academic and Staff Human Resources Manager
Accounting & Financial Services Darren Blair, Accounting and Financial Services Manager
Business Analytics & Financial Reporting Lindsay Root, Business Analytics & Financial Reporting Supervisor
Computer Services Computer and Networking Help
Physical Access to Biology Buildings
School Website Requests
Dean's Office Reception, 858-822-4622
Facilities and Shops Trevor Thiessen, Facilities and Shops Manager
Faculty Assistants Alex Tea, Dean's Executive Assistant and Administrative Support Supervisor
Safety Assistance Ashley Miller, Safety Officer
Sponsored Projects Administration
Shannon Wright, Pre-Award Contracts & Grants Manager
Michelle George, Post-Award Contracts & Grants Manager


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Help & Support

Should any member of our community experience an issue, they should feel comfortable seeking help and guidance in a confidential way. If needed, members have options to get help and support through campus resources.