Susanna Cooper

Executive Director, Wheelhouse

Before joining the School of Education to initiate 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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Mariana Diaz

Ujima GIRL Project Coordinator

mxdiaz@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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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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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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Anna Harrison

Siskiyou County Upward Bound Program Assistant, College Opportunity Programs

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 467-5565
amharrison@ucdavis.edu
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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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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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Renee Johnson

Program Director, Siskiyou County Upward Bound, College Opportunity Programs

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P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
rmjjohnson@ucdavis.edu
(530) 467-5565
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Anne Jones

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Community Partnerships

Anne Jones

Anne Jones is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Community Partnerships for the School of Education. Previously she served as the Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost at UC Davis, and as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor in the Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley.

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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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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) 400-3627
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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. Megan Welsh

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

 

Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed)

Megan Welsh serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Applied Policy in Education within the UC Davis School of Education. 

• Superintendents’ Executive Leadership Forum (SELF) 

• California Superintendents Collaborative Network

       • Shared Leadership Collaborative

• 21CSLA California Principals’ Support Network

• California Institute for School Improvement

(530) 752-1533
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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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Katie Parry

Siskiyou County Upward Bound Science Instructor, College Opportunity Programs

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
ktparry@ucdavis.edu
(530) 467-5565
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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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Bree Rodriguez

PhD/MA Graduate Program Coordinator

About:

Briana (Bree) Rodriguez currently serves as the Ph.D./MA Graduate Program Coordinator in the School of Education. Bree has been working within the CSU and UC system since 2018, and began working exclusively with graduate students and programs since 2019. In her spare time she enjoys baking, traveling, and shuttling her son from one activity to the next. 

 

Professional Philosophy:

barrodriguez@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-6985
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Armira Saragoza

Bilingual Education Grant Project Analyst

ansaragoza@ucdavis.edu
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Crasandra Shelton

Siskiyou County Upward Bound Etna High School Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

 

 

 

P.O. Box 730, Etna, CA 96027
(530) 410-2673
cjshelton@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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Carlie Rae Whiteman

Marketing Assistant

Carlie Rae Whiteman stands in the UC Davis Arboretum smiling in a yellow shirt

Carlie Rae Whiteman joined the UC Davis School of Education in July 2023 as the Marketing and Communications Assistant. As marketing assistant, they help the Director of Marketing and Communications to manage branding and outreach.

Carlie earned her BA degree in Communication at University of California, Davis. 

crwhiteman@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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Sara Zalesny

Upward Bound Program Advisor, College Opportunity Programs

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1407 Market Street, Redding CA 96001
szalesny@ucdavis.edu
(530) 400-2648

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