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Staff Directory

Building Abbreviations:

  • ECON = Economics Building
  • SH = Sequoyah Hall
  • SSRB = Social Sciences Research Building

*Please note: Staff are currently working remote most days. Please contact us via email. 

In Office Schedule - Summer Quarter 2022
Fiscal/HR/Events/Academic Personnel Undergraduate Advising Graduate Advising/Student Affairs Student Professional Development
Monday Nicole, Sue, Kirstie
Tuesday Kirstie Kenny Andrew
Wednesday  Genna, Ann Isaac Karen
Thursday Sue, Nicole Isaac, Andrew Karen
Friday Kenny, Ann
*Chris Chatfield and Michelle Zhou will be working 100% remote
Staff Directory Name and Info
Isaac Amad

Isaac Amad

Job Title: Director of Student Affairs

Overview: Isaac oversees the programmatic activities of the undergraduate and graduate programs including admissions and recruitment, student advising, curriculum programming, course scheduling, and staffing.

Office Phone: 858-534-1058

Room/Office#: SSRB - 160

Email: iamad@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Chris Chatfield

Chris Chatfield

Job Title: Project Manager, Faculty Assistant

Overview: Project manager for the Econ Video Handbooks. Provides faculty support for Professor Joel Watson's research, service and instruction, including support for his nonprofit company, EconJobMarket.org, that helps run the market for academic economists.

Processes reimbursements, reconciles travel, coordinates meetings, events and seminars for Professor Karthik Muralidharan.

Office Phone: N/A

Room/Office#: N/A

Email:  cchatfield@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: MWF 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, TTH 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thomas Brailey

Thomas Brailey

Job Title: Research Associate 

Overview: Conducts data analysis for Professors Paul Niehaus and Karthik Muralidharan at the Payments and Governance Research Program. Works primarily with survey data at all stages of the research project, from sampling and randomization to data visualization and statistical analysis. 

Office Phone: N/A

Room/Office#: 5th Floor SSB

Email:  tjbrailey@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Nicole Daneshvar

Nicole Daneshvar

Job Title: Business Operations Manager

Overview: Oversees department financial administration (including state funds, contracts/grants, intramural awards, grad funds, gifts/endowments), staff human resources, and business operations management.   

Office Phone: 858-822-1231

Room/Office#: SSRB - 168

Email: ndaneshvar@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Karen Doescher 

Job Title: Director of Industry Relations and Student Professional Development

Overview: Serve in an advisory capacity to CAO, Department Chair, and Advisory Committee in all matters pertaining to career preparation for undergraduate students and outreach to alumni and industry. Work closely with Economics Department student organizations and Career Services to optimize alumni involvement in events and career development opportunities. 

Office Phone: TBA

Room/Office#: SH - 256

Email: kadoescher@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: Mon/Tues/Fri 8a-4:30p (Remote) Wed/Thurs 7:45a-4:15p (In-Office)

Burak Eskici

Burak Eskici

Job Title: Project Director

Overview: Burak Eskici is a project director at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), managing three research portfolios, the Payments and Governance Research ProgramRISE India CRT, and the Program on the Indian Economy.  

Office Phone: N/A

Room/Office#: N/A

Email: beskici@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Andrew Flores

Andrew Flores

Job Title: Graduate Advisor 

Overview: Point of contact for all graduate processes including admissions, job market, qualifying examinations, advancement to candidacy and graduation.

Office Phone: TBD

Room/Office#: TBD

Email: aflores@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Kenneth Jones

Job Title: Undergraduate Advisor

Overview: Advises students in our majors regarding course selection, enrollment, and graduate requirements.      

Office Phone: 858-534-3385

Room/Office#: SSRB - 159

Email: krj006@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Sue King

Sue King

Job Title: Chief Administrative Officer

Overview: Reports to the department chair, and works with her/him to oversee all department operations including academic personal, staff human resources, undergraduate program, graduate student employment and support, finance, space and facilities maintenance.      

Office Phone: 858-534-1056

Room/Office#: SSRB - 170

Email: sking@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Wilson King

Wilson King

Job Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Overview: Provides research assistance to the J-PAL Payments & Governance Program under the advisement of Professors Paul Niehaus and Karthik Muralidharan.  

Office Phone: N/A

Room/Office#: 5th Floor SSB

Email: wmking@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Kirstie Onuchic

 

Kirstie Onuchic

Job Title: Academic Personnel Analyst 

Overview: Responsible for all Faculty Affairs and Academic Personnel Management for the department, including but not limited to faculty compensation, recruitment, and benefits coordination. 

Office Phone: 858-534-3384

Room/Office#: SSRB - 166

Email: konuchic@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:15am - 4:45pm

Genna Petoscia

Genna Pace

Job Title: Undergraduate Advisor 

Overview: Advises students in our majors regarding course selection, enrollment, and graduation requirements. 

Office Phone: 858-534-4698

Room/Office#: REMOTE- For advising please contact vac.ucsd.edu

Email: gpace@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Dina Polichar

Job Title: Research Data Analyst

Overview: Data analyst for the San Diego Education Research Alliance. Research involves education policy, accountability, achievement, and equity.

Office Phone: N/A

Room/Office#: SH 238

Email: dpolichar@ucsd.edu

 

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Ann Wu

Job Title: Undergraduate Advisor

Overview: Advises students in our majors regarding course selection, enrollment, and graduate requirements. 

Office Phone: 858-534-3386

Room/Office#: SSRB 157

Email: ank005@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Michelle Galvez

Michelle Zhou

Job Title: Financial/HR/Research Admin Services Analyst

Overview: Assists with managing the department chartstrings, hiring, and faculty budgeting. Process reimbursements, reconciles travel, coordinates events and seminars for the Economics Department as well as Faculty support. 

Room/Office#: Remote

Email: mgzhou@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm