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

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

2021 NEW STUDENT ADVISOR EXECUTIVE BOARD

BUDDY AL-AYDI

BUDDY AL-AYDI

Special Populations: Out-of-State Student, LGBTQ+
Hometown: Sparta, NJ
Major: English
Minor/Specialization: Asian Languages (Chinese)
Future Plans: Become an Actor
Work Experience: Student Caller (UCLA Call Center), Private Tutor
Extracurricular Activities: Sexperts at UCLA, LCC Theater Company

JAMEY BATTLE

JAMEY BATTLE

Special Populations: Transfer Student, First Gen, Black/Latina
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Sociology
Future Plans: I plan to take 1-2 gap years before applying to law school. Currently awaiting fellowship decisions and hope to work in a political office.
Work Experience: NSA Gold last year woooo
Extracurricular Activities: Going to coffee shops, art museums, journaling, traveling, reading, watching Queens Gambit

OMARI GROVES

OMARI GROVES

Special Populations: Afrikan Diaspora, LGBTQ+
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Sociology
Minor: Education Studies
Future Plans: Attending graduate school for an M.Ed. to teach secondary social sciences and ethnic studies. Planning to teach at the high school level in Southern California while volunteering to benefit diverse populations. Interested in pursuing education administration as a long-term goal.
Extracurricular Activities: Competitive Open-Style Dance, Music, Cooking, and Gaming

ABBY IRBY

ABBY IRBY

Special Populations: CAE and AAP Student
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Major: Statistics
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, Hiking, Backpacking, Slack-Lining, Ballet, cooking, baking, reading, and painting

RYAN TROUTMAN

RYAN TROUTMAN

Special Populations: LGBTQ+, CAE
Hometown: Corona, CA
Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
Future Plans: Applying to a Master of Entry Level Nursing Program to become an RN
Work Experience: New Student Advisor (2 years), New Student Mentor, Employee at Regal Cinemas
Extracurricular Activities: Gaming, finding the best coffee shops, working out, DnD, hanging out with friends