The New Student Academic Programs 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 office with the administrative aspects of our programs. They also serve as advisors during the New Parent & Family Sessions. NSA Team Gold serve on the New Student 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!
ROXANNE G. NEAL
JESSE CARRASCO, MS Ed.
CHRIS CAVA PRESTONNew Student Academic Programs
RYAN DARLING, M.Ed.
2022 NEW STUDENT COORDINATORS
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Major: Civil Engineering
Future Plans: Do my masters at UCLA specializing in structural or geotechnical engineering, spend a couple years in industry and deciding if I want to go back to school
Work Experience: New Student Advisor (Gold)
Extracurricular Activities: ASCE at UCLA, gaming, cooking, watching shows with friends
Special Populations: Transfer Student
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Minor: Public Affairs
Future Plans: Applying to law school with aspirations of becoming a criminal justice attorney.
Work Experience: NSA Gold 2021, New Student Mentor, UCDC Internship, 5+ years in customer service, private academic tutor, dance coach + choreographer.
Extracurricular Activities: Professional dance, reading, and loving NSAP!