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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. 

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

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Jennifer Buenrostro

Job Title: Graduate Advisor

Overview: Assisting with all graduate advising needs that consist of enrollment, admissions, funding and job market. Oversees all student progress toward degree and defending dissertation.    

Office Phone: 858-822-3502

Room/Office#: SSRB - 162

Email: jmbuenrostro@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

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: Instructional Services Coordinator

Overview: Responsible for the quarterly schedule build, the hiring of Instructional Assistants (TAs, Readers, UIAs), ordering textbooks, and submitting course changes. Reviews CAPEs for Instructors and TAs each quarter.

Office Phone: 858-534-1867

Room/Office#: SSRB - 164

Email: aflores@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

Tracy Liu

Tracy Liu

Job Title: Academic Personnel Analyst

Overview: Oversight and management of administrative academic personnel functions for faculty, lecturers, and scholars.   

Office Phone: 858-534-3384

Room/Office#: SSRB - 166

Email: trL002@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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#: SSRB - 161

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

 

Gabriela Ray

Gabriela Ray

Job Title: Undergraduate Advisor

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

Office Phone: 858-534-3386

Room/Office#: SSRB - 157

Email: gray@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

UCSD ECON

Andrew Zau

Job Title: Statistician

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

Office Phone: 858-822-4521

Room/Office#: SH 240

Email: azau@ucsd.edu 

 

Michelle Galvez

Michelle Zhou

Job Title: Events/Fiscal Coordinator

Overview: Process reimbursements, reconciles travel, coordinates events and seminars for the Economics Department as well as Faculty support. 

Office Phone: 858-534-2299

Room/Office#: Remote

Email: mgzhou@ucsd.edu

Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm