Your student affairs staff can address concerns ranging from academic policy to personal support services. Stop by the first floor of the Robinson Building Complex to visit the team during normal business hours or email to schedule an appointment.
Director of Academic Degree Programs
Nancy holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. She taught for seven years at Simmons College in Boston before moving to UC San Diego in 1993. Since coming to San Diego, Nancy has been a full-time lecturer, teaching courses for the Department of Political Science, GPS and the International Studies Program on U.S. and European immigration, the politics of race and ethnicity, civil liberties and civil rights law, and social policy. She spent five years teaching full time in the DOC Program. In addition to teaching, Nancy served three years as assistant dean of academic advising at Earl Warren College, working with central campus administration units to bring technology into advising in the six colleges, and developing transitional programs for transfer students and winter admits.
Jerry is a graduate of UC San Diego with a B.A in communication and minor in sociology. Prior to transitioning to the Student Affairs Office, he worked in the Admissions Office at GPS. He also has prior experience working at UC San Diego’s Financial Aid Office and at University of San Diego’s Graduate Admissions Office. Jerry is responsible for the oversight and interface with the student organizations at GPS. He has prior experience working with the student group, Alternative Breaks @ UCSD, which cultivates globally conscious active leaders through direct service and education.
Alyssa is the Intake Advisor at GPS Student Affairs and is the first point of contact for all students, assisting them with general questions and concerns. She also provides ample administrative and course support to the student affairs office and GPS faculty. Alyssa holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from San Francisco State University and her M.A. in Sociological Practice from California State University, San Marcos. During her studies, Alyssa completed a study abroad program in Spain and was also a graduate research assistant in both the Sociology and Psychology departments.
MAS-IA Program Coordinator
Janaye is the program coordinator for the Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) degree program at GPS, where she provides administrative support to prospective and current students and is responsible for program marketing efforts. Janaye is also responsible for academic advising and coordinating special events. She has worked with international students at EF International Language School and Kaplan International and was an academic personnel coordinator at UC Santa Barbara with the Classics and East Asian Departments. Janaye received her B.A. in sociology and Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and is currently pursuing her M.A. in postsecondary educational leadership and student affairs at San Diego State University. She also holds a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification from UC Santa Barbara Extension.
Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor
Laurie has been working with UC San Diego graduate students since 2005. In her current role at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, Laurie is one of the academic advisors for all degree programs and the primary academic advisor for the MCEPA program. She also manages student employment, fellowships and scholarships. Before joining GPS, Laurie worked as a Graduate Advisor and Program Coordinator at the Rady School of Management managing academic affairs and advising for their specialized programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Riverside.