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OAR² Advisory Board

A key segment of preparation for the OAR² office has included the formation of a board, which advises the Dean of the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA). It is composed of thought leaders drawn from UC San Diego faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The OAR² Advisory Board has been meeting periodically since February 2021. Members of the OAR² Advisory Board include: 

Dean, Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA)

Advisory Board Members:

  1. CHERYL ANDERSON, Dean, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health
  2. KEIARA AUZENNE, Director of Diversity Initiatives, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  3. JAMES CRAWFORD, PhD Student, research interests: critical race studies in education, Black youth futurities, critical media literacy, Education Studies and Principal Member, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
  4. SHELDON ENGELHORN, Alum, BA-Biology, Board Member, UC San Diego Foundation and Board Member, Nature and Culture International
  5. BURGUNDY FLETCHER, PhD Student, Ethnic Studies and Vice Chair, Graduate and Professional Students Association Diversity Advisory Council
  6. TIMOTHY GENTNER, Professor, Social Sciences and Biological Sciences
  7. RONDA HENRY-TILLMAN, Alum, MD, FACS, Surgical Breast Oncologist and Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  8. ANDREW JOLIVÉTTE, Professor, Chair, Ethnic Studies
  9. SIMEON MAN, Director, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies and Assistant Professor, History
  10. GABRIELA MANRIQUEZ, Alum, BS-Electrical Engineering and MA-Pacific Int’l Affairs, International Management, Member and Secretary, Alumni Board of Directors, and Senior Director, Government Affairs-Latin America, Qualcomm
  11. CHIAKI SANTIAGO, PhD Student, researching the underlying biology associated with reward-based learning in different neuropsychiatric disease models, Neurosciences
  12. DONTARIE STALLINGS, Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry


The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) Participants:

  • ANGELINE YANG, Director, Outreach, Access, Recruitment, and Retention (OAR²), GEPA