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.

Anah Esquerio
SIPHR Co-Director

Azzam Siddiqi
SIPHR Co-Director

Gabriel Le Espiritu
SIAPS Co-Director

Airyal Guada  
Director of External Affairs 

Jocelyn Ornelas
Director of Financial 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.

Miriam Nunez
TARO Access Coordinator

Courtney Tijing
Engagement Program & Initiatives Coordinator

Precious Akinrimsi

BSU  Access Coordinator

Leanna Mendoza

KP CORE Coordinator

Lusi Wang

Ameer Chaudry
MSA SPIRIT Access Coordinator

Henry Pham-Tran 

TARO: Refugee & Undocumented Youth Access Programs


SIPHR Coordinators

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 program and services that help undergraduates financially, socially, and academically.

Katrino Ngo
APSA Community RISE Coordinator

Brandon Najera
MEChA SIGUE Coordinator

Barbara Lee
ASP Resource Co-Coordinator

Claudia Lopez
ASP Resource Co-Coordinator

Citlali Mejia 
QTPOC  Retention Coordinator

Sahar Rizvi
MSA Retention Coordinator

Brenna Deasy
NASA Community Retention Coordinator

Malik Russell
BSU Retention Coordinator

Arnell Padilla
KP STAR  Coordinator

Mariaisabel Blancarte
ASP Resource Assistant

Brenda Chavez
ASP Resource Assistant


SPICEE Coordinators

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.

Calvin Cheung
Operations and Volunteer Coordinator

Lupita Marmolejo
Overnight Program and Transition C0-Coordinator

Cynthia Guerrero-Nunez
Overnight Program and Transition Co-Coordinator

Christina Tran (CT)
Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Nabressa Lilly
Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Andrea Berreondo
Media: Graphic Design Coordinator

Fred Villa
Media: Graphic Design Coordinator

Career Staff

Regine Reyes
SIPHR Advisor

Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez
SIAPS Advisor

Ben Mendoza
SPICEE Advisor
Andrea Aduna
SPACES Graduate Assistant