Executive Staff

Dr. Emilio Ulloa

PhD in Social Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

College of Sciences Director of Advising

Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: emilio.ulloa@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-2569

I think the SDSU College of Sciences Student Success Center (CoS SSC) is going to be a great resource for CoS students. We are going to work hard to find creative ways to support all College of Science students through academic advising, programming, and access to academic and career development resources, and opportunities. We want you all to know that this center belongs to you- your input, your needs, and your experience are important to us. So please stop by as often as you can to see what’s new.

Dr. Feion Villodas

PhD in Clinical Psychology
Masters in Public Health, Department of Psychology lecturer

College of Sciences Associate Director of Advising

Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: fvillodas@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-4573

SDSU College of Sciences Student Success Center (CoS SSC) is designed to maximize student’s potential. We offer a variety of services including academic advising, graduate school advising, assistance with finding field placements and research opportunities. Most importantly, we make students feel welcome and supported. Please come visit our friendly staff soon

Jennifer Levy

MA in Counseling

College of Sciences Academic Advisor

Office Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Email: jglevy@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-1148

I am truly honored for the opportunity to provide academic advising support to students at the College of Sciences Student Success Center (CoS SSC).  I view my academic advisor role as that of a mentor, supporter, and advocate. Advisors collaborate with students in a manner which empowers them to make informed, self-directed decisions in order to define and pursue their academic and professional aspirations. Please come by and visit us often. We are here to partner with you in your educational journey and success. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Marisa Reynoso

M.A. in Education with a concentration in Counseling

College of Sciences Academic Advisor

Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-4:00pm
Email: mreynoso@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-1124

As an Academic Advisor in the CoS Student Success Center, I am dedicated to your success! My role is to support all CoS students through individual academic advising, providing access to academic and career development resources while also offering guidance and personal counseling related to self-awareness and personal, professional growth. My goal is to be your professional advocate, let’s work together to ensure you get the appropriate advising necessary to efficiently progress through your major while preventing barriers to learning. Please come visit soon, no appointment is necessary!

Hendrix Taylor

B.A. Philosophy
A.S. Nuclear Engineering Technology

AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Office Hours: W 10:00am-11:00am
Email: hctaylor@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-6135

As the AmeriCorps VISTA Member for the Student Success Center, my role is to develop, implement, and evaluate STEM programs that ensure student success. Through creating trainings, programs, and workshops for the College of Sciences, students are empowered to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We hope students feel a sense of belonging in the Success Center, and receive an awareness of STEM career opportunities, as well as the resources/services that support them. Come visit the Student Success Center in GMCS 429!

Bianca Aviña

Program Assistant – IMSD Program

B.A. Sociology
M.A. in Progress – Postsecondary Education & Student Affairs

Office Hours: Th 9:00-11:00 am
Email: bavina@sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-6447

I am excited to be an executive research advisor for the COS Student Success Center and assist students on their academic journey toward research! My role is to assist in familiarizing students with what undergraduate research entails and how to become involved in a lab on campus. I can help you navigate how to choose a lab you are interested in, reach out to potential research mentors and construct an introductory email for joining their lab – we will work together to find the research lab that fits you best!

Maureen Crawford

International Coordinator and Internship Coordinator

Office Hours: W 1:00-3:00 pm
Email: mcrawford@mail.sdsu.edu
Office Phone: 619-594-1813

Our College of Sciences International Coordinator, Maureen Crawford, is available every Wednesday from 1-3 to help you identify goals for your study abroad experience and guide you through thoughtful program selection. Whether you prefer a short 2 week experience, several months, a semester or a year, faculty led or more independent, Maureen can help you navigate the many international options, and scholarships.

No appointment is necessary.

Peer Advisors

Amanda Macdonald

Office Manager
Biology ’19
M 8:30am-10:00am, W 8:30am-11:00am,  & F 11:00am-3:00pm

Andy Villalba

Biology/Psychology – Pre Dental ’19
M 11:00am-1:30pm

Erik Escobedo

Biology ’19
WF 3:00pm-5:00pm

Joshua Barfuss

Office Manager
Statistics ’20
Minor: Honors
M 10:00am-1:00pm, TTH 9:00am-10:30am, & W 11:30am-12:30pm

Kiley Borchard

Psychology ’20
T 11:30am-4:30pm

Kirsten Manahan

Communication Lead
Applied Mathematics ’19
M 1:00pm-2:00pm, TTH 9:30am-12:00pm, & W 1:00pm-3:00pm

Lincoln Johe

Web and IT Lead
Biology ’19
Minor: Psychology
MW 11:00am-12:30 pm & TTH 10:00am-12:30pm

Lindsey Allen

Administrations Lead
Biology ’19
M 8:00am-11:00am & 3:00pm-5:00pm & W 8:00am-11:00am

My Tran

Administration Lead
Speech Language Hearing Sciences & Psychology ’19
Minor: Cellular & Molecular Biology
M 8:00am-11:00am & F 8:00am-11:00am

Nicole Tomassi

Applied Mathematics ’19
Minor: Business Management
TH 1:00pm-3:30pm & F 8:00am-10:30am

Olivia Baldwin

Communications Lead
Vice President
Biology ’20
Minor: Health Science
M 1:00pm-2:00pm &3:00pm-4:30pm W 1:00pm-3:00pm, F 10:00am-11:30am

Sarah Kousba

Communications Lead
Program Coordinator
Biology ’20
M 1:30pm-2:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm, W 2:30pm-4:00pm, & TH 2:30pm-4:30pm

Sydney Spears

Biochemistry ’20
M 3:00pm-4:30pm & T 1:00pm-4:30pm

Vanessa Serrano 

Web and IT Lead
Psychology ’20
Minor: Biology & Communications
T 12:30pm-2:30pm & TH 12:00pm-3:00pm


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