Our staff is comprised of a small group of professionals who oversee a large team of undergraduate students serving as New Student Advisors.

NSA Team Blue works within the NSTP office with the administrative aspects of the program.  They also serve as advisors during the New Parent & Family Orientation sessions. NSA Team Gold serve on the New Student Orientation sessions, providing both advising on academic programs and courses as well as campus services.

If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student, you might consider applying for these positions. Working as an NSA is a highly rewarding experience that can build outstanding professional skills while also developing lasting, memorable friendships!

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

ROXANNE G. NEAL<br />Assistant Dean

ROXANNE G. NEAL
Assistant Dean

New Student & Transition Programs
LISA DELVILLAR<br />Associate Director

LISA DELVILLAR
Associate Director

First-Year Programs
JESSE CARRASCO, MS Ed.<br />Associate Director

JESSE CARRASCO, MS Ed.
Associate Director

Transfer & Transition Programs
CHRIS CAVA PRESTON<br />Graphic Designer

CHRIS CAVA PRESTON
Graphic Designer

RYAN DARLING, M.Ed.<br />Associate Director

RYAN DARLING, M.Ed.
Associate Director

New Parent & Family Programs
JESSICA ACEVES, M.S.<br />Operations Manager

JESSICA ACEVES, M.S.
Operations Manager

NEW STUDENT ADVISOR EXECUTIVE BOARD

BUDDY AL-AYDI

BUDDY AL-AYDI

Special Populations: Out-of-State Student
Hometown: Sparta, New Jersey
Major: English
Minor/Specialization: Asian Languages-Chinese
Future Plans: Become a Television and/or Voice Actor
Work Experience: Student Caller (UCLA Call Center), Community Representative, K-12 Tutor, Coldstone Creamery
Extracurricular Activities: Sexperts at UCLA, Hooligan Theater Company, running

JAMEY BATTLE

JAMEY BATTLE

Special Populations: Transfer Student, First-Generation Student, Woman of Color
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Sociology
Future Plans: Law school and/or masters in economic policy; politics; human rights law
Work Experience: Intern for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; Medical Receptionist for Dr. Kwako; Special Projects Coordinator for Jerrold F. Rabin Accounting Firm; Writer for Best Delegate; National Outreach Coordinator for College Democrats.
Extracurricular Activities: Model United Nations, Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity, art museums, coffee shops, photography, music, reading

OMARI GROVES

OMARI GROVES

Special Populations: LGBT
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Sociology
Minor: Education
Future Plans: Teaching & Education Administration
Extracurricular Activities: Urban Dance, UCLA Table Tennis, high school volleyball, cooking, music, concerts, event planning, gaming

ABBY IRBY

ABBY IRBY

Special Populations: CAE and AAP Student
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Major: Statistics
Minor: Applying to the Entrepreneurship Minor in the Fall 2020
Future Plans: Yoga Teacher Training 30 Day Intensive, Backpack Europe, Open my own Business, MBA Program
Work Experience: UCLA Softball Manager for the 2019-2020 Season, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Intern, Licensed Insurer, NASA Intern for the Glenn Research Center, Worked on an Experiment that went to the International Space Station, and Dog Trainer
Extracurricular Activities: Yoga, reading (Favorite book: “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins), painting, baseball (GO GIANTS!), and card games

RYAN TROUTMAN

RYAN TROUTMAN

Hometown: Corona, CA
Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
Future Plans: Pursuing my Master of Nursing after graduating from UCLA. Future Registered Nurse
Work Experience: New Student Advisor (2 years), Employee at Regal Entertainment
Extracurricular Activities: Avid video game player, water polo, working out, baking, coffee connoisseur, volunteering at hospitals

NEW STUDENT ADVISORS

Coming soon