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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.

Unit Contact
Student and Instructional Services
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 Assistants:
Student Employment and Financial Service:
Instructional Labs Lab Course Safety (for students and Instructional Assistants):
Student Success and Engagement General:
Executive Leadership
Chief Operations Officer Jennifer Griffin

Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Facilities, Safety, Faculty Assistants, Purchasing & Procurement

Chief Financial Officer Michelle Sare

Fiscal, Business Intelligence, and Sponsored Projects

Senior Director of Computer Services Jude Poole

Computing and Networking

Chief Education Officer Dana Brehm

Education and Instruction, Teaching, Academic Degree Programs, Instructional Assistant Administration, Professional development

Executive Director of Strategic Programs Sara Werner

Collaborative research initiative coordination and management; Research core planning and strategy; Strategic programs and planning

School of Biological Sciences Administrative Services
Academic & Staff Human Resources General Inquiries
Volunteer Hiring Inquiries
Timekeeping Inquiries
Accounting & Financial Services Darren Blair, Assistant Director of Accounting & Financial Services
Business Analytics & Financial Reporting Lindsay Root, Director of Business Analytics
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 Hana Haddad, Administrative Support Supervisor
Safety Assistance Ashley Miller, Safety Officer
Sponsored Projects Administration
Scott Perez, Director of Sponsored Projects
Elonna Marci, Pre-award manager
Destiny Parks, Post Award Manager
UC San Diego Central Services
UC San Diego Purchasing and Procurement Hana Haddad,, Administrative Support Supervisor
Antony Michael Esquer (Escalate Issues)
Travel and Entertainment


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Help & Support

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