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Brenda Aldama Garcia

ETS Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Brenda Aldama Garcia
baldamagarcia@ucdavis.edu
(707) 628-8613
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Jared Beldon

GEAR UP Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Jared Beldon
jlbeldon@ucdavis.edu
Site: Vista Preparatory Academy, Red Bluff
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Nancy Bravo

ETS Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Nancy Bravo
(530) 754-1276
nbravo@ucdavis.edu
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Jose Cano

GEAR UP Program Advisor

jgcano@ucdavis.edu
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Mark Cayabyab

ETS Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Portrait of Mark Cayabyab
mjcayabyab@ucdavis.edu

Susanna Cooper

Executive 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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Raquel Costa

GEAR UP Program Coordinator

rcostatavares@ucdavis.edu
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Pamela Dunlap

Upward Bound Anderson Union High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

1471 Ferry Street
Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 304-6581
pgdunlap@ucdavis.edu
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Rachel Ellis

ETS Shasta Outreach Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 276-1969
rlellis@ucdavis.edu

Claudia Escobar

Associate Director of Learning and Research, Wheelhouse

Claudia Escobar

Dr. Claudia Escobar earned her Ph.D. in School Organization and Education Policy at the UC Davis School of Education in 2020. She has served as a graduate student researcher with the California Education Lab and UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a former researcher and policy analyst for the UC Office of the President. She is the first in her family to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree and now a doctorate.

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Adriana Fernandez

Upward Bound Assistant Director, College Opportunity Programs

Adriana Fernandez
adfernandez@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-1398
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Elizabeth Zeiger Friedmann

Research Fellow, California Education Lab

Betsey Friedmann is a research fellow at Wheelhouse and the California Education Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in School Organization and Educational Policy from the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on issues related to college access and success, including financial aid and transfer pathways from community colleges.

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Danae Fumar

ETS Shasta Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Danae Fumar
dafumar@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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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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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
eguralnick@ucdavis.edu
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Joscelyn Guzman

ETS Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

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2828 Cowell Blvd
Davis, CA 95618
jyguzman@ucdavis.edu
(209) 602-4770
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Mercades Harris

West Valley High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

mbharris@ucdavis.edu
(530) 400-2648
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Peggy Harte

Youth Education Program Manager, Center for Community and Citizen Science

Peggy Harte develops citizen science curriculum as well as professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators, engaging with students and teachers across a variety of projects ongoing at the Center for Community and Citizen Science. She is a former classroom teacher and elementary science specialist with over 20 years of experience.

mharte@ucdavis.edu
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LaToya Hervey

Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs, Educational Talent Search

(530) 754-1294
lnthompson@ucdavis.edu
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Sylvia Hill

Program Assistant, Upward Bound/ETS Shasta, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 255-8035
hshill@ucdavis.edu
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Chelsey Hoshor

ETS Shasta Outreach Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Portrait of Chelsey Hoshor
(530) 638-4020
cnhoshor@ucdavis.edu
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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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Car Mun Kok

Director of College Opportunity Programs

Car Mun Kok

Dr. Car Mun Kok joined the UC Davis School of Education in November 2021 as the Director of College Opportunity Programs, housed under the REEd Center. Car Mun provides leadership for the federally funded GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound programs which serve middle and high school students throughout the Sacramento Valley and Northern California areas.

cmkok@ucdavis.edu
(530) 219-0149
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Nicole Luna

Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

(530) 669-8503
nbluna@ucdavis.edu
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Alyssa Macias

Upward Bound Academic Coordinator, College Opportunity Programs

admacias@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
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Colette Martin

Academic Personnel Analyst, Student Academics

Colette Martin
ckmartin@ucdavis.edu
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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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Ryan Meyer

Executive Director, Center for Community and Citizen Science

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I direct the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the UC Davis School of Education. Our mission is to help scientists, communities, and citizens collaborate on science to address environmental problems as a part of civic life. Learn more and sign up for our mailing list here.

1460 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA 95618
(415) 852-8356
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Lola Muldrew

Associate Program Chair, Teacher Education

Lola Muldrew

Education

Ph.D., Math Education, University of California, Davis, December 2012
Dissertation Title:  The Meaning of Adversity within Traditional K-12 Math Classrooms in the United States from the Perspective of African-American Individuals
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Ambrose, School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (M.A.T.), University of California, Davis, June 2007

lmmuldrew@ucdavis.edu
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Dr. Christina E. Murdoch

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
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Taylor Pinnell

ETS Shasta Outreach Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

tepinnell@ucdavis.edu
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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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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
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Allain Rogers

Science Instructor, Upward Bound, College Opportunity Programs

alilybladerogers@ucdavis.edu
Staff Profile External Relations

Shaima A. Shafii

External Relations and Development Program Manager

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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Sonia Tinoco

ETS Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

Sonia Tinoco


 

(530) 754-1269
stinoco@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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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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