Staff

Nick Burkhart - Coordinator, Geospatial @ UCLA
Office: 310.818.3671
Email: geospatial AT ucla.edu

Nick is responsible for coordinating participant affairs for Geospatial @ UCLA, the Department of Geography’s undergraduate and professional education program in geographic information science and technology.  His role includes support of program management, curricular initiatives and planning, developing online course content, online course management, and program outreach and evaluation.

Vanessa De La Rosa - Administrative Specialist
Office: 310.794.9113
Email: vanessa AT geog.ucla.edu

The Administrative Specialist is responsible for departmental purchases as well as processing entertainment & travel reimbursement requests. She is also the facilities coordinator and provides general support to Manager and SAO.

Rebecca Goodine - Budget & Personnel Coordinator
Office: 310.825.4655
Email: rebecca AT geog.ucla.edu

The Budget and Personnel Coordinator handles all department employment and benefits services for faculty, graduate students and staff. In this capacity, she implements recruitment, and handles merits and promotions. She also is the department's parking and Visiting Scholars coordinator. Lastly, the Budget and Personnel Coordinator works closely with the manager on all budgeting issues.

Nayla Huq - Student Affairs Officer
Office: 310.825.1166
Email: nayla AT geog.ucla.edu 

The SAO is the Graduate and Undergraduate Counselor for the department. S/he provides academic counseling for undergraduates for the Geography major/minor as well as the Geography/Environmental Studies major/minor. S/he is a resource for current graduate students, and also coordinates the admissions and funding process for the MA/PhD program. The SAO is also responsible for class scheduling, course enrollment, coordinates and plans summer sessions courses, seminar and conference room space, as well as graduation.

Kasi McMurray - Management Services Officer (Department Manager)
Office: 310.825.1072
Email: kasi AT geog.ucla.edu

Kasi, as the departmental manager, is responsible for department operations. She oversees fiscal, personnel and human resources, student, instructional and information technology services for the department. Kasi also manages departmental facilities, budgets and events.

Jenée Misraje - Administrative Assistant
Office: 310.825.1071
E-mail: jenee AT geog.ucla.edu

Responsible for all main office functions, assists the SAO with undergraduate counseling and scheduling, and provides administrative support to the department staff and faculty.

Brian Won - Technical Advisor
Office: 310.825.2250
Email: brian AT geog.ucla.edu

The Department Technical Advisor handles all computer and networking issues for the department and is the primary interface between the department and the rest of Social Sciences Computing (SSC). This includes the department website and department labs not run by SSC, such as the Graduate student lab and the GIS lab.

Matt Zebrowski - Cartographer
Office: 310.825.4475
Email: matt AT geog.ucla.edu

Provides cartographic consultation, analysis, and creation of cartographic, and other visual design of information and concepts, including photography, for research and publishing projects, in collaboration with faculty for publication, professional presentation, departmental and instruction. Provide cartographic consultation to Geography students. Contributes a graphic design program for the department website and technical assistance to the Air Photo Archives.