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Find names and contact information for staff members who work at UC San Diego's Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS).

Patrick Velasquez

Dr. Patrick Velasquez
OASIS Director

  • Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and family is from Central Mexico
  • BS Social Work, MS Education and Ph.D. Higher Education
  • At OASIS since 1989

Agustin Orozco
OASIS Assistant Director

  • Originally from East Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer Bridge 1988 alumnus 
  • BA Spanish Literature and MA in Ed./Multicultural Counseling
  • At OASIS since 1997
Patsy O'Connor

Patsy O’Connor
OASIS HR and Fund Manager

  • Originally from Guam
  • Attended Southwestern Community College
  • At OASIS since 1981

Berenice Jau
TRiO SSSP Director

  • Originally from National City, CA
  • Summer Bridge 1994 alumna
  • BA Sociology, MA Education
  • At OASIS since 2010

Mandy Lucas 
Summer Bridge Coordinator 

  • Originally from Coachella, CA 
  • TRiO SSSP 2006 alumna 
  • BA Ethnic Studies, Minor Economics, MS Multicultural Counseling 
  • At OASIS since 2016
Danika Garcia

Danika J. Garcia
MSTP Coordinator 

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • BS Marine Biology, MA Environmental Conservation Education
  • At OASIS since 2015
Angela Kong

Dr. Angela Kong

Language Arts Tutorial Services Coordinator

  • Originally from San Francisco
  • B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Ethnic Studies, Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies
  • SJSU TRiO SSSP and McNair Scholar alumna
  • At OASIS since 2016

Haydee Cervantes Salazar
2Excel Program Coordinator

  • Originally from Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer Bridge 2003 alumna
  • BA Political Science, Minor International Migration Studies 
  • At OASIS since 2016

Michelle Lara 
TRiO SSSP Assistant Director

  • Originally from North County San Diego 
  • BA Psychology, MS Multicultural Counseling
  • At OASIS since 2016

Margarita Lopez
Summer Bridge Assistant Coordinator

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • Summer Bridge 2008 alumna 
  • BA Sociology, Minor International Migration Studies, MA Social Work 
  • At OASIS since 2016
brian crie

Brian Crie
MSTP Assistant Coordinator

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • At OASIS since 2014

Sabrina Tucker 
MSTP Math Subject Coordinator 

  • Originally from Moreno Valley, CA
  • BA General Biology 
  • Summer Bridge 2011 alumna
  • At OASIS since 2016 


Alexander Ty 
MSTP Physics Subject Coordinator 

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • BS Engineering Physics 
  • At OASIS since 2016

Javier Arredondo 
TRiO SSSP/Guardian Scholars Program Assistant

  • Originally from Gridley, CA 
  • BS Civil & Environmental Engineering, MA Education specialized in College Couseling & Student Development 
  • At OASIS since 2017 

Cecilia Ubilla
Language Arts Tutorial Services Subject Coordinator

  • Originally from Chile, South America
  • BA French & Education, MA French and Spanish, completed doctoral courses in Comparative Literature & Arts at UCSD
  • At OASIS since 1980
Lorena Martinez

Lorena Martinez
Language Arts Tutorial Services Assistant Coordinator

  • Originally from Escondido, CA
  • BA Ethnic Studies and BA Chicano Studies
  • At OASIS since 2014

Maribel Geronimo
Summer Bridge Program Assistant

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • Summer Bridge 2010 alumna
  • BA Human Development
  • At OASIS since 2016

Luis J Vargas
Summer Bridge Program Assistant 

  • Originally from North East Los Angeles, CA 
  • Summer Bridge 2011 alumnus 
  • BS Physiology & Neuroscience, Minor Ethnic Studies 
  • At OASIS since 2016 

Jen Vo
MSTP Program Assistant

  • Originally from San Diego, CA
  • Summer Bridge 2006 alumna
  • BA Human Development
  • At OASIS since 2012