Meet the Staff

Project RAISE was secured by Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Mark Filowitz and co-PI Dr. Susamma Barua. Project RAISE is facilitated by four full-time staff members and and many undergraduate student staff members. The project director is responsible for all functions of the grant, including budget management, staff supervision, and reporting. The transition coordinator collaborates with community college partners, oversees the Undergraduate Research Program, and supervises the peer advisors. The academic success coordinator manages the RAISE Transfer Program and Summer Internship Program, collaborates with campus partners, and creates the marketing materials. The administrative assistant supports all aspects of program administration. 

Project Investigators

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Dr. Mark Filowitz

Principal Investigator; Associate Vice President for Academic Programs
mfilowitz@fullerton.edu

657-278-2638
MH-129

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Dr. Susamma (Susan) Barua

Co-Principal Investigator; Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
sbarua@fullerton.edu

657-278-3362
CS-502

Project RAISE Staff

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Megan Drangstveit 

Project Director
megand@fullerton.edu

657-278-4601
MH-527A

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Hannah Rivera

Adminstrative Assistant
hannahrivera@fullerton.edu

657-278-4876
MH-527

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Angela Sardan-Long 

Academic Success Coordinator
asardan@fullerton.edu

657-278-2164
MH-175

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César Montenegro

Transition Coordinator
cmontenegro@fullerton.edu

657-278-3808
MH-175 

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Kulsoom Sizar

Program Coordinator
kusizar@fullerton.edu

657-278-8577
MH-527

Student Assistants

 

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Gabriela Castorena

Student Assistant

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Gilbert Paderogo

Student Assistant

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Helene Castillo

Student Assistant

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Jonathan Clyde Libut

Student Assistant

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Jose Gutierrez

Student Assistant

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Mark Abad

Student Assistant

 

Tech Assistant

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Gabriel Martinez

Tech Assistant

 

 

Peer Advisors

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Adaku Anusiem

Major: Public Health

Alejandra Garcia

Alejandra Garcia

Major: Biology

Amrit Kooner

Amrit Kooner

Major: Biology

Ashley Alcaraz

Ashley Alcaraz

Major: Human Services

Dany Torres

Dany Torres

Major: Computer Science

Diana Joya

Diana Joya

Major: Computer Science

Erica Ward

Erica Ward

Major: Mathematics

Jacob Javier

Jacob Javier

Major: Biology

Kimia Firoozi

Kimia Firoozi

Major: Biology

Leah Spalding

Leah Spalding

Major: Biology

Natalie Ottolia

Natalie Ottolia

Major: Computer Science

Ryan Vo

Ryan Vo

Major: Computer Science

Sheila Javadi

Sheila Javadi

Major: Biology

Stephanie Salas

Stephanie Salas

Major: Chemistry

Victor M. Espinoza Castro

Victor M. Espinoza Castro

Major: Chemistry

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Last Published 1/24/20

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