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Staff

Lisa Perry

Director

lperry@ucmerced.edu

I am originally from Crescent City, CA but have lived in the Central Valley for over 12 years. I attended CSU, Chico where I earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. I am currently enrolled in an Educational Leadership Doctoral program at California, State University Stanislaus. When I can find free time I enjoy being with my family and my dog as well as swimming and traveling. I came to work at UC Merced for the opportunity to build something new and focus on implementing services that meet students ever changing needs. Working at the SFC has given me the opportunity to study customer service and the overall student experience; through this I have worked with a dedicated team of staff to develop a One Stop operation that is designed to provide transformational student support. I truly enjoy being a part of UC Merced and the Students First Center (SFC). I am honored to work with the staff in the SFC; these individuals demonstrate care and ingenuity in every step of their work. I could not ask for a better team! 

Kong Moua

Associate Director

kmoua9@ucmerced.edu

I was born and raised in Merced then moved to attend college at San Francisco State University. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and outdoor adventures.  I believe in pursuing higher education. Being part of UC Merced has allowed me to assist students as they reach their educational goals.

April Loa

Enrollment Service Advisor

aloa@ucmerced.edu

I was born in Paramount, CA and raised here in Merced, CA. I have been with UC Merced since 2016; each day has been a learning experience and I am thankful to be a part of the immense growth our campus fosters. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, and listening to podcasts. My partner and I set aside time to cook, paint, draw, or watch documentaries together regularly. Otherwise, I relish solitude to reflect, meditate or practice Yoga. Words I hold close to my heart? "No bad days, just lessons learned." With sincere care: I am here to help students realize their academic goals.

Soceek Tchouboukjian

Assistant Director, UCOE Academic Records & Academic Support

stchouboukjian@ucmerced.edu

I was born in Middle East however been in California for 20+ years, mostly in Fresno, Ca and the Bay Area. English is my fourth language.  I come from a huge Armenian family and I have two beautiful kids in college and an awesome dog named Picasso. I have worked in higher education for over 13 years and it never gets old to help students achieve their educational goals. I am lucky to be working here at UC MERCED because this is an absolute GEM for our Central Valley students.

Carol De Hoog

Enrollment Services Advisor/ ILTI

cdehoog@ucmerced.edu

I have lived in this wonderful area know as the Central Valley all of my life. I attended CSU Stanislaus and earned a B.A. In Liberal Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Development.  I have had the privilege of working in higher education for over 19 years and enjoy every aspect of helping students obtain their educational goals. When I’m not working you can find me spending time with my family and friends, walking/hiking and exploring new places, trying new foods or spending time at the beach.  A new hobby I am looking forward to trying is kayaking.  I am excited to be part of UC Merced and working with you on this extraordinary journey.

Kris Greene

Enrollment Services Advisor, Operations Manager

kgreene3@ucmerced.edu

I was born in Fresno, California and came to UC Merced to complete my B.A. I majored in Economics and Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Immediately after graduation I went to Fresno State to complete my M.A. in Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership. I am passionate about student success, social justice issues, and making a difference in higher education. I supervise our Customer Service team. In my free time, I like to travel, attend concerts, spend time with family and try new food places! 

Cheryl Petersen

Enrollment Services Advisor

cpetersen4@ucmerced.edu

I was born and raised in Merced County. I recently moved back home after living in Morgantown, WV for 14 years.  When I am not working, I am getting caught up with life or FaceTiming with my Daughter, Son, or Grandson. I bring with me, to UC Merced, over 30 years of Customer Service experience, which more than 12 of those years are in higher education. I am excited to be a part of the UC Merced campus and community to assist students in obtaining their educational goals.

Loronda Norah

Enrollment Services Advisor/ ILTI

lnorah@ucmerced.edu

I was born in Arkansas but raised right here in the Central Valley. I hold a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and am currently pursuing my M.A. in Organizational Leadership emphasis in Education. In my spare time, I love spending it with my family and watching the Investigative Discovery Channel. I enjoy working at UC Merced because of our diverse student and staff population. It’s great witnessing first-hand how students evolve year after year. In addition, being close to some of the best travel destinations are added bonuses

Juan Lopez

Enrollment Services Advisor

jlopez247@ucmerced.edu

I was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. I attended UC Merced and earn a BA in Psychology and Political Science and a Minor in Writing. Coming back to UC Merced I hope to give back to the students, faculty, and staff of this fine institution that aided me in this journey and help the students succeed in reaching their goals. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team and start this new journey in higher education. I am a big Disney fan and I had the privilege of working there as well. I enjoy traveling, going on new adventures, and experiencing new cultures. I am also a big foodie and enjoy many kinds of food, except for seafood.