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Staff Directory

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Building Abbreviations:

  • SSRB = Social Sciences Research Building

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

In Office Schedule - Winter 2024
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Fiscal/HR/Events/ Academic Personnel

 

Sue

(7:00am-3:30pm)

Nicole

(8:30am-5:00pm)

 Jay

(9:30am-6:00pm)

Sue

(7:00am-3:30pm) 

Nicole

(8:30am-5:00pm)

Undergraduate Advising

Kenny

(8:00am-4:30pm)

 

Ann

(8:00am-4:30pm)

Graduate Advising/Student Affairs

Andrew

(8:00am-4:30pm)

Andrew*

(8:00am-4:30pm)

Isaac*

(8:00am-4:30pm)

Isaac

(8:00am-4:30pm)   

Alexia

(7:30am-4:00pm)

Student Professional Development

Karen

(8:00am-4:30pm)

Student Assistants

Allison

(9:00am-12:00pm)

 

Allison

(8:30am-11:00am)

Caroline

(9:00am-11:00am)

Rishi

(12:00pm-4:00pm)

Allison 

(9:00am-1:00pm)

Caroline

(9:00am-1:00pm)

Rishi

(11:00am-3:00pm) 

Caroline

(9:00am-11:00am)

Rishi

(12:00pm-4:00pm)

Rishi

(12:00pm-4:00pm)

 

*Every other week

 

Staff Directory & 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#: Remote

    Email:  cchatfield@ucsd.edu

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

  • Nicole Daneshvar

    Nicole Daneshvar

    Job Title: Business Operations Manager

    Overview: Oversees the management of operational activities in finance (including department budget, faculty/grad controlled funds, extramural/intramural grants, contracts, gifts/endowments), staff human resources, special events, and facilities/new building coordination.

    Office Phone: 858-822-1231

    Room/Office#: SSRB - 168

    Email: ndaneshvar@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Karen Doescher¬†

    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: 858-534-9518

    Room/Office#: SSRB - 166

    Email: kadoescher@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 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#: Remote

    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: 858-534-1867

    Room/Office#: SSRB - 162

    Email: aflores@ucsd.edu

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

  • Kenneth Jones

    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 personnel, 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#: SSB 5th Floor 

    Email: wmking@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Kimberly McGinley

    Kimberly McGinley

    Job Title: Financial/HR/Research Admin Services Analyst

    Overview: Responsible for pre- and post-award management of federal, state, private agencies, and University funding opportunities, ancillary agreements, student human resources, and department timekeeping. Provides support for fiscal, events, facilities, and other HR administration.

    Office Phone: N/A

    Room/Office#: Remote

    Email: kmcginley@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 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#: Remote

    Email: konuchic@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 6:30am - 3:00pm

  • Genna Pace

    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

    Email: gpace@ucsd.edu

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

  • Dina Polichar

    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#: 6th College Bldg 1/Ridge Walk Room 304

    Email: dpolichar@ucsd.edu

  • Alexia Ramirez

    Alexia Ramirez

    Job Title: Instructional Coordinator

    Overview: Responsible for drafting department schedules of courses to be offered each term and obtains classrooms through the Campus Scheduling Office. Additionally, coordinates the Instructional Assistant program, graduate student employment, textbook coordination and facilities support.

    Office Phone: 858-534-4195

    Room/Office#: SSRB - 164

    Email: alr118@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

  • Jay Wilson

    Jay Wilson

    Job Title: Events and Office Coordinator

    Overview: Serves as on-site coordinator of department events such as weekly seminars, faculty and graduate student recruitment events, beginning and end of year celebrations, Economics Roundtable, and occasional conferences. Manages all facilities requests and financial transactions (i.e. reimbursements, purchasing) for the department.

    Office Phone: 858-822-6159

    Room/Office#: SSRB - 161

    Email: j3wilson@ucsd.edu

    Working Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

  • Ann Wu

    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

  • Andrew Zau

    Andrew Zau

    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#: 6th College Bldg 1/Ridge Walk Room 304

    Email: azau@ucsd.edu