Meet the people who make it happen.

The mission of our office is to provide students and their families with the financial resources necessary to ensure access to their academic goals. But, the best part of our job is working with students. Reach out if you have a question or just want to know if you’re on the right track.


Rebecca Sanchez, Director

Toenya Rose, Office Manager

Olivia Garcia, Associate Director, Business Applications

Julianne Ohlander, Statistics and Research Analyst

Sergio Ramirez, Human Resources, Finance, Work-study Coordinator

Policy and Training

Ben Shaver, Associate Director

Vanan Pham, Compliance and Quality Control Coordinator

Student Services

Crystal Madaule, Senior Associate Director, Student Services

Kookie Vu, Associate Director, Student Services

Student Services Counselors

Daisey Ureña, Education Abroad Program (EAP), Pell Grant

Nga Nguyen, Education Abroad Program (EAP), Veteran Benefits

Elizabeth Craney, Athletics, Middle Class Scholarship

Rosario Schlinger, Education Abroad Program (EAP), UCDC Program

Jasmin Henderson, Middle Class Scholarship, Teach Grant

Maria Noblejas, Cal Grant, Independent Programs (Study Abroad), Teach Grant

Jasmin Garcia, Cal Grant, Athletics, Ca DREAM

Ciara Carames, Education Abroad Programs (EAP), Independent Programs (Study Abroad)

Nina Gomez, Financial Aid Basic Needs Counselor

Student Services Advisors 

Andrew Lashua, Supervisor, Advising Unit

Esmeralda Navarro, Advisor

Chelsea Amezcua, Advisor

Venecia Flores, Advisor

Fiscal Operations

Sonnia Manzo, Fiscal Manager

Stephanie Watson, Middle Class Scholarship, Cal Grant, GATES, AmeriCorps, Vet Waiver, Athletics

Elizabeth Huizar, Pell Grant, Outside Agency, Vocational Rehab, Third Party

Jazarine Alvarez, Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, Post 911, Outside Scholarships

Joann Lim, Direct Loan, Alternative Loans, Outside Scholarships


Fabian Firoozi, Assistant Director

Kuni Kondo, Manager, Scholarships Portfolio Development and Marketing

Trang Trieu, Manager, Scholarships Portfolio Management

Danika Harada, Scholarships Officer

Keiana Kitaoka, Scholarships Officer

Information Technology 

Scott Lusby, IT Manager

Chris Cheung, IT

James Chou, IT

Winnifer Huynh, IT

Sonali Jambhekar, IT

Robert Purcell, IT

David Wooldridge, IT