Graduate Division

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GRC Team

The GRC staff consists of Graduate Division professionals together with graduate and undergraduate staff who manage the operational and programmatic offerings of the center. Together with the GRC Advisory Board, the GRC team provides comprehensive services for the graduate and postdoctoral community including several workshop series, writing consultations, academic courses, and professional development resources.

Meet Our Team

Gabriella Pham

International Student Support Officer

Degrees:
  • Higher Education, College of Education, California State University, Fullerton, M.S., 2013
  • Communications, International Studies, University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2010
Biography

As the International Student Support Officer at the Graduate Resource Center, Gabriella is responsible for the Graduate InterConnect Program and its Peer Mentors to provide transitional academic and personal support for incoming international graduate students. She coordinates Fall Welcome events, Taste of America, ESL/ELL Academic Writing Series, and the International Graduate Weclome and Orientation. While Irvine is her hometown, she enjoys traveling, adventuring in new countries, and meeting interesting people along the way.

Karen Friedlander

Operations Manager, Graduate Resource Center (GRC)

Degrees:
  • Higher Education Leadership, University of San Diego, M.A., 2015
  • Communications/Sports Journalism, Dance, and English, Springfield College, B.A., 2009
Biography

Karen manages the daily operations and the delivery of services in the Graduate Resource Center, including the scheduling of Graduate Division and GRC events and programs. Karen is the main contact with campus facilities and operations units, and provides administrative support when needed.