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UCLA AGEP and DIGSSS Staff

 
Meet the staff who run the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences (DIGSSS) at UCLA.

Program Director – Anne Dela Cruz

Anne Dela Cruz Anne Dela Cruz is the Program Director for the National Science Foundation's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP) and the University of California Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences (UC DIGSSS) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to her current role as Director for Outreach and Diversity Initiatives for UCLA’s Graduate Division, her experience within higher education includes Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and career coaching. She is completing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds an M.A. in English and an M.A. in TESOL from California State University, Los Angeles. Anne also earned her B.A. in English and a B.A. in Economics from UCLA, and she is an alumna of UCLA Anderson's Executive Program.

Phone: (310) 825-3829 / Email: adelacruz@grad.ucla.edu
 

Program Coordinator – Anna J. Guzman

Anna J. Guzman Anna is the Program Coordinator for the National Science Foundation's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP) and the University of California Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences (UC DIGSSS) at the University of California, Los Angeles. She works with the Program Director on the overall administration of services, on special projects, and program logistics.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California Los Angeles.

Phone: (310) 825-3953 / Email: aguzman@grad.ucla.edu
 

Principal Investigator – Carlos Grijalva

Carlos Grijalva Dr. Carlos Grijalva is the Principal investigator for the National Science Foundation's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF AGEP) and the University of California Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences (UC DIGSSS) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Grijalva, Professor of Psychology involved in the Neuroscience Program and in the Brain Research Institute, is an Associate Dean in the Graduate Division. He serves as the academic liaison for the following areas: Physical Sciences Division; Management; ACCESS & Basic Biomedical Sciences; Medicine; Oral Biology; Psychiatry and Comparative Literature.

Dr. Grijalva joined the Department of Psychology as a postdoctoral fellow in 1978 and was appointed to the UCLA faculty in 1982. Since then, he has accumulated an impressive array of scholarly publications, honors, and awards. His research focuses on the psychobiology of stress, behavior, and bodily diseases in animal models.