Staff Directory

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Jared Beldon

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

jlbeldon@ucdavis.edu
Site: Vista Preparatory Academy, Red Bluff
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Samuel Blanco III

Associate Director, Pre-College TRIO Programs, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 754-1304
siblanco@ucdavis.edu
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Natalie Castro

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

ancastro@ucdavis.edu
Site: Hamilton Elementary School, Hamilton
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Susanna Cooper

Managing Director, Wheelhouse

Before joining Wheelhouse, Ms. Cooper served as an independent consultant and as longtime advisor on pre-K-to-14 education issues for the leader of the California State Senate. In that role, she shaped and shepherded the Pro Tem’s education agenda, provided counsel on education budget matters, and led multi-year campaigns to increase quality pre-kindergarten opportunities for low-income children, reduce the number of high school dropouts, and strengthen high school-post-secondary pathways.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 137
(530) 752-9854
scooper@ucdavis.edu
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Katherine Dillon

GEAR UP Program Coordinator, College Opportunity Programs

ksdillon@ucdavis.edu
(530) 936-6980 ext. 4792
Staff Profile REEd

Uyen Do

REEd Program Manager

Uyen Do is the Program Manager at the University of California, Davis School of Education.  Uyen has earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychology, master’s degree in Education, as well as a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential from the University of California, Davis, and pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy.  She spent five years in the classroom and over 15 years working with administrators, teachers, students, in a variety of educational settings including Expanded Learning Programs.

(530) 304-0623
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Rachel Ellis

ETS Shasta Outreach Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 276-1969
rlellis@ucdavis.edu
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Jennifer Gama

Assistant Director, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1418
jgamarod@ucdavis.edu
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Jasmine Garcia

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1279
jamgarcia@ucdavis.edu
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Ana Garcia

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1276
anagarcia@ucdavis.edu
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Stacey R. Garrett

Project Director, GEAR UP Rural Valley Partnership

123 E. Walker Street Suite B, Orland, CA 95963
(530) 736-3399
srgarrett@ucdavis.edu
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Lilia Gonzalez

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1273
lmegonzalez@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile External Relations

Quentin Graeber

Associate Director of Development

Quentin Graeber joined the UC Davis School of Education in June 2019 as Associate Director of Development. After graduating from University of the Pacific in 2008, Quentin served in many capacities across the university from Disability Service to Alumni Relations. In his final position as Assistant Director of Annual Giving on the Stockton campus, he cultivated university-wide support from alumni and friends of the university. In addition to his work with higher education fundraising, Quentin has experience in alumni and volunteer management and event planning.

(530) 752-8053
Staff Profile Marketing and Communications

Eva Guralnick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Eva Guralnick joined the UC Davis School of Education in June 2015 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. As the chief marketing officer for the School she manages all branding and outreach efforts.

(530) 752-4809
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Mercades Harris

West Valley High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

mbharris@ucdavis.edu
(530) 347-7171 ext. 30403
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LaToya Hervey

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1294
lnthompson@ucdavis.edu
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Jessica Ibarra

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

jiibarra@ucdavis.edu
Site: Colusa County
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Akemi Joe

Business Services Coordinator

Akemi Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Davis in 2014. She brings with her an extensive knowledge of the campus from her previous work at the School of Education Student Services, Office of the Chancellor and Provost, and Design and Construction Management.

(530) 752-0481
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Rae Johnsen

GEAR UP Program Coordinator, College Opportunity Program

(530) 354-4632
rmjohnsen@ucdavis.edu
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Maryann Kaae-Munson

Siskiyou County Director, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-5565
mkaaemunson@ucdavis.edu
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Cody Lane

Evaluation Director, GEAR UP Rural Valley Partnership

123 E. Walker Street Suite B, Orland, CA 95963
(530) 514-5980
cglane@ucdavis.edu
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Anna Lawrence

Associate Director

Anna Lawrence comes to Wheelhouse with over 18 years of experience with nonprofits and government agencies. Prior to coming to UC Davis, Anna was an Assistant Program Director for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. There, she did outreach and developed service-learning projects in four states and supported leadership development programming for 18-24 year olds. She has worked in event production, foster care, youth mentoring, education, grantmaking, and was an AmeriCorps volunteer, as well. Anna obtained her M.A.

(530) 754-9523
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Nicole Luna

Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 669-8503
nbluna@ucdavis.edu
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Brit March

Etna High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-3244
(530) 598-7120
bsmarch@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile REEd

Robin Martin

Director of Educational Research and Evaluation

Robin Martin joined the UC Davis School of Education in 2016 as the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation. Having served in both K-12 policy organizations and public school districts, Robin brings over 13 years of practiced experience in education policy, research, assessment, and program implementation and evaluation.

(530) 752-7520
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Jonathan Martinez

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1274
jfmartinez@ucdavis.edu
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Carlas McCauley

Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd

Dr. Carlas McCauley joined the School of Education as Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd on November 18, 2019. McCauley comes to UC Davis from WestEd, where he had served as the Director of the Center on School Turnaround since 2014. In his role at WestEd, McCauley directed a large federally funded center that advises state and local education agencies on promoting equity and improving educational outcomes for students.

(530) 752-5983
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Bailey Moss

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

brmoss@ucdavis.edu
Site: C.K. Price Middle School, Orland
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Christina E. Murdoch, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
—Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man

Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

Christina E. Murdoch serves as Executive Director of the Center for Applied Policy in Education within the UC Davis School of Education. In this role, Christina develops and directs professional learning programs for school district superintendents, principals and teachers including the following:

• Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF) 

(530) 752-1533
Staff Profile REEd

Renee Newton

Director of College Opportunity Programs

Portrait of Renee Newton

Renee Newton joined REEd in 2001, where she directed a statewide health access program administered through the Healthy Start Field Office. She was named director of the Center for Community School Partnerships (CCSP) in 2005 where she led a multidisciplinary team in support of school and community partnerships.

(530) 754-4319
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Angela N Radford

ETS Shasta Director, College Opportunity Programs

1407 Market Street, Redding CA 96001
anradford@ucdavis.edu
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Johana Ramirez-Zapien

Administrative Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

Johana Ramirez-Zapien
(530) 754-1363
jrzapien@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile California Education Lab

Sherrie Reed

Executive Director, California Education Lab

Sherrie Reed serves as Executive Director for California Education Lab.  In this role, Sherrie is managing and directing the research efforts of numerous federal and foundation grants and supporting the faculty Principal Investigators. These projects represent unprecedented collaboration among the primary public education segments in the state of California, including formal partnership between the University of California, Davis and the California Department of Education, and collaboration with the California State University Chancellor’s Off

(530) 752-8030
Staff Profile External Relations

Shaima A. Shafii

Development & External Relations Assistant

Shaima Shafii joined the School of Education as the Development and External Relations Assistant on January 16, 2018. She is responsible for a wide range of coordinative and administrative duties, as well as working with the marketing and communications team at the School of Education.

(530) 754-4824
sashafii@ucdavis.edu
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Crasandra Shelton

Siskiyou County Upward Bound Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-5565
cjshelton@ucdavis.edu
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Skyeler Tang

Assistant Director, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

(530) 669-8513
saktang@ucdavis.edu
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Tim Warkentin

Upward Bound Shasta Program Director, College Opportunity Programs

1407 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001
timwarkentin@ucdavis.edu
(530) 245-1840
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Ashley Westbrooks

Upward Bound Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 669-8505
aswestbrooks@ucdavis.edu
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Rose Wooldridge

Yreka High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Upward Bound

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 842-6151 ext 410
rhwooldridge@ucdavis.edu

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