Cycle XIV


The SPACES Co-Directors, SIPHR Co-Coordinators, and SIAPS Co-Coordinators oversee the management and maintenance of the center. With the consent of the SPACES Board of Directors, they make decisions as they consistently evaluate and assess existing methodologies and practices used by SPACES and its programs.

Faustina Ngo

SIPHR Co-Director

Noel Duran

SIPHR Co-Director

Lusi Wang

SIAPS Director

Malik Navarra Gilbert

Director of External Affairs

Claudia Lopez

Director of Financial Affairs

Cynthia Guerrero-Nunez

Co-Director of internal affairs

Amanda Lam

Co-Director of internal affairs

SIAPS Coordinators

SIAPS serves to encourage and support creative student-initiated programs and services that increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and underserved students. Through affirming identities, developing academic success, and providing resources, SIAPS shall empower students to create profound changes in their communities and in the world. SIAPS is committed to supporting all student efforts that match this purpose at the University of California, San Diego.

Rachel Cage


Lauren Saclauso


Eman Abdulkadir

MSA SPIRIT Access Coordinator

Julia Triest

APSA Leap Access Coordinator

Leanna Jean M.

TARO Access Coordinator

Jose Ramirez

Xoxotlani Access Coordinator

Teuilatausala Moa

EA'OPE Community Coordinator

Andrew Duberek

Engagement Programs & Initiatives Coordinator (EPIC)

Sepideh Kiumarsi

EPIC Data Analyst & Matriculation Coordinator

Sárah Pulido

QTPOC We Are Family Access Coordinator


SIPHR is a student-initiated and student-run service that functions to increase the retention rates of University of California, San Diego undergraduates. In particular, we strive to serve educationally disadvantaged student populations. SIPHR is committed to providing free retention programs and services that help undergraduates financially, socially, and academically.

Alyssa Castillo

APSA Community RISE Coordinator

Julieanna Alvarado

MEChA SIGUE Coordinator

Marlene Hernandez

ASP Resource Co-Coordinator

Abigail Carbajal Escobedo

ASP Resource Co-Coordinator



Khadija Agsalud

MSA Retention Coordinator

Lupita Marmolejo

ASP Resource Assistant

Taylor Gaines

BSU Retention Coordinator

Ryan Lee

KP STAR Coordinator


The Student Programs Ignited for Community Engagement and Education (SPICEE) is a student-initiated and student-run component of SPACES that functions to empower underserved populations at the University of California, San Diego through the acquisition of political knowledge, the exploration of and formation of personal identity, along with engagement in social justice and activism. SPICEE is committed to supporting all student-initiated efforts that aim to engage and support underserved communities on the University of California, San Diego campus.

Mariaisabel Blancarte

Operations and Volunteer Coordinator

Nathan Nguyen

Overnight Program and Transition C0-Coordinator

Ailyn Carbajal Escobedo

Overnight Program and Transition Co-Coordinator

Nikole Gallardo

Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Sophia Sumaray

Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Heidi Hernandez

Media: Graphic Design Coordinator

Fred Villa

Media: Graphic Design Coordinator

Rebecca Hsiao

Media: Web & Marketing Coordinator

Career Staff

Advisors assists the 3 components of SPACES by planning long-term goals and assisting the respective programs. 

Regine Reyes

SIPHR Advisor

Joseph Ruanto Ramirez

SIAPS Advisor

Christian Perez

SPICEE Advisor