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About the Office of Student Conduct Team

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct employs five, full-time professional staff members including the Director, Assistant Director, Student Conduct Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and Project and Policy Analyst. We also employ one graduate student, and three undergraduate students. For more information about the Office of Student Conduct's professional staff members, please see below.

  • Ben White

    Ben White

    Director, Office of Student Conduct

    J.D. Gonzaga University School of Law
    M.A. Sport Management, Indiana University
    B.A. Communications, Washington State University

    Memberships: Association for Student Conduct Administration, San Diego Student Conduct Officers (founder), State Bar of California, UC Student Conduct Officers.

    Involvement: Served as a mediator for the Riverside County Community Action Partnership (2019), trained UC Irvine's Student Conduct Review Boards (2014-2017), founded San Diego Student Conduct Officers group, moderated the student conduct panel for Western Region Careers in Student Affairs Day (2015, 2017), served on the Temecula Education Foundation Board of Directors (2018-19) and coached son's flag football team (2015-19).

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    Before coming to UC San Diego in 2010, Ben spent six years in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Responsibility at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He also worked in athletics for a variety of institutions and organizations. He also enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer and baseball, and working on family history projects. His favorite parts about working in higher education are weaving together law, policy and student development while mentoring students and younger professionals in their personal and professional development.

  • Natania Trapp

    Natania Trapp

    Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct

    B.A. English Studies, the University of Miami

    Memberships: Association for Student Conduct Administration, National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP), San Diego Student Conduct Officers, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), UC Student Conduct Officers, National Association of Campus and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)

    Involvement: Co-Chairs the Restorative Justice Committee at UC San Diego, facilitates Restorative Justice Circles and Conferences, Advises the Community Standards Board, Two-time National Residence Hall Honorary Spotlight Award winner, Serves on several committees on Clery Act Compliance, Athletics Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Behavioral Threat Assessment, Students of Concern, and Coordinates Respondent Support Services

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    Before joining the Office of Student Conduct in 2006, Natania worked as a Social Worker in Florida, and as an assistant in a Law Office in New York, her home state. Natania is proficient in English and  Haitian-Creole. She is also conversational in French and Spanish. Natania does not have much free time because she has a young son that keeps her very busy. When she does get some free time however, she loves to bake. Her specialty is rum cake! Her favorite part about working on campus is getting to help students get back on track personally and academically.

  • Caitlin Frank

    Caitlin Frank

    Student Conduct Coordinator

    B.A. International Studies, UC San Diego
        Emphasis: Political Science and Economics

    Memberships: Association for Student Conduct Administration, San Diego Student Conduct Officers, UC Student Conduct Officers, UC San Diego Alumni

    Involvement: Public address announcer for local collegiate, high school, and conference Track & Field meets, member of the UC San Diego Student Affairs Professional Development Planning committee, National Residence Hall Honorary Spotlight Award winner, National Residence Hall Residential Life Staff Member of the Year Finalist, former UC San Diego Track & Field team captain, second Team All American Honors, Track Athlete of the Year Award winner

    Alumni LogoCaitlin's pronouns are she/her/hers. Before joining the Office of Student Conduct in 2014, Caitlin worked for two years as the Housing and Residential Life Assistant for John Muir College. She also worked in the UC San Diego Athletics Department. A San Diego "local" and UC San Diego alumni, her favorite parts about working here are giving back to the community, collaborating with peers, and working with students.

  • Alison Cresap

    Alison Cresap

    Administrative Assistant

    M.S. Higher Education Administration, National University
    B.A. Global Cultures, UC Irvine
    B.A. Political Science, UC Irvine

    Memberships: Student Services Center Department Safety Coordinators

    Involvement: Serves as Co-Department Safety Coordinator

    Before joining the Office of Student Conduct, Ali spent time as Assistant to the Dean for the College of Natural and Computational Sciences at Hawaii Pacific University. While living the “island life” was great for a while, Ali feels there’s no place better than San Diego! As a local to San Diego originally, she is happy to be back in “America’s Finest City”. With over 6 years of experience working in higher education, she is ecstatic to join the UCSD community and work with a growing and diverse student population.

  • Jordan Waldron

    Jordan Waldron

    Project and Policy Analyst

    M.A. Social Innovation, University of San Diego
    B.A. Sociology, California State University San Marcos

    Memberships: Student Services Center Department Safety Coordinators

    Involvement: Serves as Co-Department Safety Coordinator

    Before joining the Office of Student Conduct, Jordan worked as the Executive Assistant for second year nursing students in Cork, Ireland at University College Cork in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Prior to that, Jordan grew up in San Diego. San Diego is also where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at CSU San Marcos and University of San Diego respectively. Jordan’s favorite part about working at UC San Diego is interacting with students and assisting them with the conduct process.

  • Robert Guzman

    Robert Guzman

    Graduate Assistant

    M.A. Postsecondary Educational Leadership, San Diego State University, Exp. 2021
    B.S. Hydrologic Sciences and Policy, UC Santa Barbara

    Memberships: San Diego Student Conduct Officers, UC Student Conduct Officers

    Involvement: Serves as University Representative on Student Conduct Reviews, serves as an instructor and Discussion Leader for University Seminars and the Leadership Minor at SDSU, serves as a Teaching Assistant for the College of Engineering at SDSU

    Robert is currently an M.A. student for the Postsecondary Educational Leadership program at San Diego State University. Before joining the UC San Diego Office of Student Conduct in 2019, Robert graduated from UC Santa Barbara, where he worked with Orientation Programs and Residential Living for several years. In his free time, he enjoys going to concerts and music festivals with his friends. Robert's favorite part about working at the University is having the opportunity to positively impact students' experiences.

  • Nelly Narwhal

    Nelly Narwhal

    Brand and Education Manager

    B.A. Medical Amnesty Program, Ilvermorny

    Memberships: UC San Diego Office of Student Conduct blessing, Monodontidae whale family, Pukwudgie House

    Involvement: Serves as the brand representative for the Office of Student Conduct, Runs educational program campaigns and giveaways

    Nelly "the Knowledge" Narwhal's pronouns are they/them/theirs. Nelly enjoys swimming and hanging out with King Triton in their free time. Their favorite part about working in the Office of Student Conduct is bringing information, knowledge and resources to the UC San Diego community, such as the Medical Amnesty Program.