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Contact information for all current student offices.

Office of Vice Dean

Tyrone Callahan

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JFF
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216
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

PhD Finance, MBA, UCLA; MS EE, UC- Berkeley; BS EE, University of Michigan

Ty Callahan is a finance scholar with interests that include the behavior of traders, market liquidity and volume, and mergers and acquisition. He has published papers in the Review of Futures Markets and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Professor Callahan has served as an ad-hoc referee for the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, and International Review of Finance. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Fertitta Hall (JFF) 201 | (213) 740-8885 | email:busadm@marshall.usc.edu

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Tiffiani Frye

Director of Admissions
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Tongyu Zhao

Associate Director
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Christen Benton

Associate Director
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Jeffrey Dolliole

Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions
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Joy Collins

Undergraduate Student Admissions Office Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs

Fertitta Hall (JFF) 201 | (213) 740-0690 | email:undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu

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Maureen McHale

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Affairs

Maureen is a native Angeleno. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology, an MA in Higher Education and Work, and a PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change. While in graduate school, her research focused on student retention and the impact of college on students’ attitudes and values. Maureen has a wide range of experience in the area of undergraduate education, and she was the Senior Dean of the Advising Center at Columbia University prior to coming to USC in 2008.  Previously, she oversaw Instructional Improvement Programs in UCLA’s Office of Instructional Development and student retention and international programs at UCLA Summer Sessions.  In her free time, Maureen enjoys travel, reading, hiking, the beach, and spending time with her family and son.

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Jennifer Siemer

Associate Director

Jennifer was born and raised in southern California. She majored in history at Azusa Pacific University and went on to receive her master’s degree in Postsecondary Education and Student Affairs at USC. Prior to becoming an academic advisor at Marshall, Jen served in the development office at Pepperdine University and worked as an advisor to the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council. In addition to advising students, Jen oversees internal transfer admissions, minor advising, Marshall scholarships for continuing students and is involved in the Marshall Connections Program (MCP).  In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, cooking for her family and friends, and spending time near the beach.

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Daniel Choi

Associate Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Daniel received his B.A. degrees in Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC), and Ph.D. in Higher Education at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Prior to returning to USC, he lived in Brooklyn, New York and served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. Additionally, he served as a part-time faculty member within the NYU Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program and Assistant Dean of Student Life for Semester at Sea (Fall 2015). He has worked in higher education administration for 15+ years and served in various capacities within Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientation, Student Services and Counseling and Admissions.  Daniel leads our efforts in New Student Orientation, the Business Cinematic Arts emphasis (BCA), and involved with the Marshall Peer Tutoring Program (MPT) and the World Bachelor’s in Business (WBB) program.

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Ellecia Williams

Assistant Director

Ellecia grew up in San Diego, California and completed high school in Texas. She received a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University. Prior to joining Marshall, Ellecia lived in the Pacific Northwest where she worked at Portland State University in University Advancement. Ellecia also worked as an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center at Washington State University Vancouver where she advised students majoring in Biology and Environmental Science. Ellecia oversees our Marshall Peer Tutoring Program (MPT) and upper division elective and minor advising efforts.  During her free time, Ellecia likes to travel, read and spend time with her family.

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Mayra Miranda

Assistant Director

Mayra was born and raised in Southern California. Prior to joining USC Marshall, she spent eight years working at Mount St. Mary’s College (MSMC) in Los Angeles in the Registrar’s Office and then the Advisement Center where she first served as an Academic Advisor and then as Associate Director. She completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at MSMC and is currently pursuing a Executive Master’s of Leadership in the Price School at USC.  Mayra  leads our efforts related to the World Bachelor’s in Business (WBB) program and is involved in our New Student Orientation.  In her free time, Mayra enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

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Monika Babiszkiewicz

Assistant Director

Monika was born and raised in Southern California. She earned her BA degrees in International Economics and Spanish from University of California, Los Angeles, and her MS degree in College Counseling and Student Services from California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining the Marshall Undergraduate Advising team, Monika worked as a Counselor at USC’s Financial Aid Office and served as an Academic Advisor at the Leventhal School of Accounting. In addition to advising business students, Monika oversees our Marshall First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, and assists with scholarship selection and minor advising efforts. In her free moments, Monika enjoys swimming, dancing, exploring new places, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Tehra Yosifi

Academic Advisor

Tehra received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California. She is currently completing her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in College Counseling and Student Services from California State University, Northridge. Prior to becoming an academic advisor at Marshall, Tehra was an Academic Advisor at Mount St. Mary’s college where she worked with pre-nursing and undeclared students in the Academic Advisement Center. Tehra has experience in a variety of areas in higher education including academic advisement, career development, and leadership development. Tehra is involved with the Marshall Connections Program and specializes in advising our WBB students.  In her spare time, Tehra enjoys hiking, exploring LA, and spending time with friends and family.

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Katrina Arce

Academic Advisor

Born and raised in New York City, Katrina received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from New York University, and went on to pursue a Master of Arts in Postsecondary and Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to moving to Los Angeles and joining USC, Katrina served as the Assistant Director of New Student Programs at Baruch College, CUNY in Manhattan, New York. Katrina has experience in a variety of areas in higher education including the first-year experience, orientation, leadership development, and student activities. At Marshall, she is involved in New Student Orientation and the Marshall Connections Program (MCP). In her spare time she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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Sheena Dreher

Academic Advisor

Sheena completed her master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at USC’s Rossier School of Education. She earned her bachelor of arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands, and it was there that she found her passion for working with college students. Sheena is involved with our Marshall Peer Tutoring Program and Marshall Connections Program (MCP).  When she’s not in the office, Sheena enjoys getting outdoors, playing and listening to music, spending time with friends and family, road trips, and traveling to new places.

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Nicole Zardenetta

Academic Advisor

As a Southern California native, Nicole has lived in various areas across the Los Angeles County area. After graduating high school, Nicole attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her undergraduate years, Nicole served as a Supplemental Instructor in the English Department and participated in various student service oriented programs. Through this experience, Nicole discovered her passion for higher education and decided to pursue a career in educational counseling. Immediately following her undergraduate career, Nicole went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in school counseling. She is currently completing a post-master’s certificate in college counseling and student services at CSUN. Prior to becoming an Academic Advisor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Nicole served as the Scholarship Technician in the CSUN Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. At Marshall, she is in involved in our Peer Tutoring Program.  In her spare time, Nicole enjoys exploring local coffee shops, listening to podcasts, reading, spending time with family and friends, and visiting the beach.

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Jeffrey Teng

Academic Advisor

Jeff Teng received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Organization in the American Workplace at UC Berkeley. After graduating from Berkeley, Jeff moved back to Southern California and earned his Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at USC. While earning his degree, Jeff also worked full time at the USC Financial Aid Office as a counselor and the Senior Assistant Director of the Aid Coordination unit. After leaving the financial aid office, Jeff spent five years as Assistant Director at Viterbi Admissions and Student Affairs where he served as an Academic Advisor to primarily first-year Engineering students. Jeff’s experience in financial aid and academic advising will make him a valuable resource to our students. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys going to the movies and watching live shows and concerts.

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Norma Ramirez

Academic Advisor

Born and raised in southern California, Norma attended the University of California, Irvine and received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature. After working in the private sector, Norma went on to earn a Masters in Public Administration from CSU Dominguez Hills where she researched educational attainment and graduation rates of Latino students at the CSU. She previously worked at USC with the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education before moving to Seattle to pursue a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington (UW) where she focused on the access and retention of first generation, underrepresented, and low-income students. Prior to joining Marshall, she was with UW’s College Assistance Migrant Program for five and a half years where she served first as the academic adviser then as assistant director.  Norma brings to USC a variety of experiences in higher education including academic advising, student programming, and leadership development. In her spare time, Norma enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and exploring new restaurants.

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Allie Fitz

Academic Advisor

Allie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. As an undergraduate at Harvard she majored in Romance Languages and Literatures, concentrating in French and Francophone Studies. After college, she moved to Los Angeles and worked in the film industry before finding her way to into higher education as an Academic Advisor at the Kuwait Cultural Office. After earning her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Louisiana State University, Allie served as the Coordinator for Transition Programs at Colorado State University. Allie has extensive experience working with new students as they transition into college, including in the areas of program development, student leadership development, and transfer student support. She is excited to bring these skills to the undergraduate advising team at Marshall and empower Marshall students to achieve their goals. Outside of work, Allie loves adventuring with her dog, reading, and sampling the amazing food options in and around southern California.

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Patricia Ramos

Office Coordinator

Patricia was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Seattle after high school to attend Seattle University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her most memorable experience at Seattle University was serving as peer mentor for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Patricia also attended the University of Washington where she received certificates in Project Management and Contract Management & Design. While in Seattle, Patricia worked with a global consultancy for six years and enjoyed supporting their Education Initiatives. She is excited to be a part of an institution and culture that fosters student success. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with her family.

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Mallika Samtani

Student Services Assistant

Mallika was born and raised in Agoura Hills, California. She attended the University of California, Riverside and received a BA in Political Science. During her undergraduate career, Mallika interned at the university's International Student Resource Center for over two years. Her experiences working with a diverse student population at a college institution prompted her to pursue a career in Student Affairs at USC. Prior to joining Marshall, she has experience working in various industries including entertainment, finance and K-12 education. In her spare time, Mallika enjoys cooking, traveling and watching food & home decorating shows.

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Office of Undergraduate Career Services

Fertitta Hall (JFF) 201 | (213) 740-5705 | email: ugcareers@marshall.usc.edu

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Onma Lwin

Career Services Director
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Kira Dalton

Associate Director

A focused, driven, quirky, and adventurous spirit, Kira Dalton’s career has spanned a wide range of job functions within the entertainment and higher education worlds. Prior to joining Marshall in September 2016, Kira served as a Campus Recruiter with the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, hiring undergraduate and MBA level interns for the highly competitive professional internships program. During her time at Disney, she focused on securing talent for the marketing, distribution, digital sales, strategic planning, legal, and production divisions of the Walt Disney Studios, including Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in San Francisco. Previous posts include: Pepperdine University (Industry Specialist in Media and Entertainment), BluFable (corporate media production), Foley Marra Casting (tv/commercial casting), and DreamWorks Animation (Production and C level executive support). She has worked as a private career coach for entry level to executive level clients since 2012.

Kira graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Television Production.

In her spare time, Kira enjoys: perfecting shots of delicious foods on instagram, creative writing, and practicing her yoga headstand. She loves Tillamook carmel pecan ice cream, live theatre, her husband Andy, and fluffy puppies.

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Lauren Olson

Career Services Advisor

Lauren served as the USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator for two years, where she supported all career, student organization, and international programming initiatives before joining the Career Services team in fall 2016. Prior to entering the field of Higher Education, Lauren worked at several advertising agencies (180LA, RPA, Deutsch LA) on the account management team. Born and raised in Southern California, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University in May 2010 and is excited to start the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in fall 2017. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, Lakeshow, Broncos, Arsenal, ice-cream cake, and puppies.

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Lisa Luna

Associate Director, Career Services

An innovative team-player who is unafraid to think differently, always going the extra mile and keeps current on the latest career services trends. Lisa has over ten years of experience in higher education including career services, recruitment/admissions and academic planning. In addition she spent five years in the healthcare industry serving as an office manager for a large private practice facility and as a freelance program coordinator for pharmaceutical sales force training.

As a Career Services Advisor for USC Marshall School of Business, she contributes and manages content for key communication pieces, identifies opportunities for improvement and growth by tracking and managing data for external and internal audits, and successfully manages and maintains CRM software including Symplicity and Salesforce.

She enjoys a good cup of coffee, cooking for her family, and watching cartoons with her son.

linkedin.com/in/lisa-luna

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Valencia Winston

Undergraduate Career Services Office Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate International Programs

Fertitta Hall (JFF) 201 | (213) 740-5705 | email: uginternational@marshall.usc.edu

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Sean O'Connell

Manager, Undergraduate International Programs
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Sowon Kang

Student Programs Advisor