Meet the Staff

  • Paolo Velasco
    Bruin Resource Center
    Director
  • Andrew McClure
    Bruin Resource Center
    Associate Director
  • Rita Phetmixay
    Transfer Center
    Wellness Specialist
    BRC Case Manager
  • Vivek Mittal
    Managing Attorney
  • Habiba Simjee
    Staff Attorney
  • Brianna Harvey
    Bruin Guardian Scholars
    Program Director
  • Jessica Rivera
    Bruin Guardian Scholars
    Case Manager/
    Program Coordinator
  • Karina Garcia
    Bruin Guardian Scholars
    Academy Program Director
  • Susan Jensen
    Bruin Resource Center
    Office Manager
  • Emma Naliboff Pettit
    IGR Assistant
    Program Director
  • Jean Libby
    Students With Dependents
    Program and Collegiate
    Recovery Program Director
  • Valeria Garcia
    Undocumented Student
    Program Director
  • Heather Adams
    Transfer Student Center
    Program Director
  • Emily Ives
    Veterans Resource Center
    Program Director
  • John Maldonado
    Veteran Student
    Program Coordinator
    Transfer Student
    Program Coordinator

Bruin Resource Center Programs and Centers

Transfer Student Center 

Bruin Guardian Scholars Program 

Veteran Resource Center

Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy Program

Students with Dependents Program 


Undocumented Student Program 

Collegiate Recovery Program

Intergroup Dialogue Program



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