USC Price School of Public Policy

Student Affairs Staff

USC Price Associate Dean for Student Affairs Carol Rush

Carol Rush, Associate Dean
Lead student affairs manager. Directs the planning, implementation, and management of student administrative services for the school; oversees the training and development of all student affairs personnel; serves as liaison to the Dean, senior staff, and to the university on student affairs issues.
RGL 108
Tel: (213) 740-6842
E-mail: crush@usc.edu

Carmen Gomez, Administrative Coordinator and Office Manager
Manages registration; answers student questions regarding course dates, locations, syllabi, and other student questions. Manages telephones and visitors to RGL 108. Secures supplies and manages Student Affairs Office budgets. Administers course evaluations and provides administrative support to the associate dean.
RGL 108
Tel: (213) 740-6842
E–mail: cgomez@usc.edu

» Recruitment and Admission
» Student Services
» Career Services

Office Recruitment and Admission – Lewis Hall 111

Marisol Rios, Director of Recruitment and Admission
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Recruitment and Admission Office; develops and implements our recruitment plans, strategies and materials to enhance recruitment and conversion of our degree program students; counsels and advises prospective students; manages the staff of the Recruitment Office; coordinates the scholarship selection processes, facilitates admissions decisions, works closely with student organizations and volunteers.
Tel: (213) 740–0527
E–mail: marisolr@usc.edu

Sarah Esquivel, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admission
Plans and administers outreach programs and other recruitment events for graduate students; assists in the development and implementation of the graduate recruitment plans; coordinates advertising and promotion of programs, counsels and advises prospective students, facilitates admission decisions. Coordinates the USC Price undergraduate recruitment activities and processes undergraduate changes of majors.
Tel: (213) 740–0399
E-mail: sesquive@usc.edu

Breanne Tcheng, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admission
Assists in the development and implementation of the graduate recruitment plans; coordinates advertising and promotion of programs; counsels and advises prospective students; processes graduate applications for admission, specifically those of international applicants; assists with admissions decisions.
Tel: (213) 740–0710
E-mail: btcheng@usc.edu

Julio Alcaraz, Admissions Counselor
Assists in the development and implementation of the graduate recruitment plans; coordinates advertising and promotion of programs; counsels and advises prospective students; processes graduate applications for admission; assists with admissions decisions.
Tel: (213) 740–1036
E-mail: jalcaraz@usc.edu

Diana Ramos, Student Services Assistant, Recruitment and Admission
Responds to inquiries, processes graduate applications for admission; notifies students of the status of their applications for admission; facilitates the admission decision process; responds to inquiries.
Tel: (213) 740-0550
E-mail: noraramo@usc.edu

Office of Student Services – Lewis Hall 108

Christine Wilson, Director of Student Services
Administers USC Price’s student aid budget and graduate assistantships; notifies students of awards, inputs awards, troubleshoots and monitors student aid accounts; interfaces with USC’s Financial Aid Office on scholarship/financial aid coordination; coordinates scholarship selection process. Oversees coordination of Student Affairs events including Dean’s Merit Scholar Event, Admitted Student Event, Orientation, and Commencement events. Administers the Washington Semester program.
Tel: (213) 740-4127
E-mail: wilsonca@usc.edu

Megan Curran, Student Services Advisor
Oversees Orientation and Admitted Student events in addition to working with USC Price student organizations, the Washington Semester and the Hertie Exchange programs.
Tel: (213) 740-3353
E-mail: mecurran@price.usc.edu

Office of Career Services

Monica Bray, Director of Career Services
Manages the day-to-day operation of the Career Services Office. Cultivates relationships with employers, recruits new employers to campus to interview students. Oversees career services programs and cultivates alumni to assist students in their professional development.
RGL 108
Tel: (213) 740-7481
E-mail: mbray@usc.edu

Seema Yedavalli, Assistant Director of Career Services
Provides career advisement to students and assists students in their internship and job search. Coordinates visitation of prospective employers; hosts career development workshops and other events. Develops and implements career services programs and events and facilitates networking and other career services opportunities for students with professionals. Administers USC Price’s Externship, and Mentor programs.
RGL 111
Tel: (213) 740-0533
E-mail: yedavall@usc.edu

Zarui Neksalyan, Student Services Advisor, Career Services
In her role, Zarui will help provide career advising to students, help with the Professional Mentor and Externship programs, assist with the online MPA program, and other special projects.
RGL 108
Tel: (213) 740-1460
E-mail: neksalya@usc.edu

Lisa Luna, Career Services Coordinator, Career Services
Organizes Career Services events, maintains USC Price’s on-line job database PriceNet, coordinates the international summer internship programs, and provides student advisement.
RGL 108
Tel: (213) 740-0546
E-mail: lluna@usc.edu