"I am originally from Crescent City, CA but have lived in the Central Valley for over 8 years. I attended CSU, Chico were I earned a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, wakeboarding, 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 our team to develop a One Stop operation that is designed to promote self sufficiency and student success."
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.
Lead Enrollment Service Advisor & Digital Services Coordinator
I am California born and raised. I earned M.A. from California State University, Stanislaus in Educational School Counseling. I earned my B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communications with an emphasis in Magazine Production from San Jose State University where I was Editor in Chief of Access Magazine. I have worked in higher education for over 15 years; I joined the Students First Center team in 2014. I look forward to many more years at UC Merced assisting students in achieving their educational goals. I also manage a Digital Marketing team of student staff as well as the Rufus Bobcat social media accounts, digital signage and SFC website. Contact me if you would like us to assist you in promoting your events.
Enrollment Service Advisor
I was born in Paramount, California but raised right here in Merced, California; watching my hometown grow into a university town has been a wonderful experience, so you can only imagine how excited I am to be a part of it. I am passionately working to graduate with a B.A. in Sociology so that I may continue to contribute to the beautiful, diverse culture easily found on this campus. In my spare time I enjoy traveling to places I've never seen or simply breaking bread with my hilarious and loving friends. I go to Disneyland as much as possible, enjoy penning prose or poetry, and can be found in a Green Bay Packer jersey on most game days. There are few foods I would not try. I quite enjoy learning. And I strongly believe that staying true to our innate curiosity is the only way to adventure through life. While I am here my goal is to touch the lives of students, faculty, and staff here at UC Merced with knowledge, light, and understanding. This world is full of possibilities: let's make a change together.
Assistant Director, UCOE Academic Records & Academic Support
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.
Enrollment Services Advisor, UCOE/Cross Campus
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.
Enrollment Service Advisor
Hello, I am Linda Chang. I was born and raised in Merced, CA. Having a University built in my very own hometown was such a blessing and wonderful experience as I was able to see the Merced community grow in many dynamic ways. The introduction of UC Merced gave me an opportunity to pursue higher education right at home. Not only did the university strengthen me academically, it also nurtured me mentally and personally. I graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Human Biology and minor in Psychology. In my free time, I enjoy fishing and camping out with nature along with jigsaw puzzles and family functions. I am proud to continue my journey with UC Merced in its drive for student success through higher education. GO BOBCATS!
Enrollment Services Advisor
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. While at UC Merced I worked as the Lead Student Assistant for the SFC, and after leaving I went on to coordinate Clubs and Organizations and Major Campus Events at Fresno State. I am passionate about student success, social justice issues, and making a difference in higher education. I supervisor our Enrollment Services Peer Mentor team. In my free time I like to travel, attend concerts, spend time with family and try new food places!