Student Affairs Staff

  • Patricia (Trish) Scott - Dean of Student Affairs

    Patricia (Trish) Scott - Dean of Student Affairs

    Trish has served as the Dean of Student Affairs for many years.  Originally from the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and completed her Master of Education degree in Higher Education Student Affairs at the University of Vermont. After living in New England for 11 years she decided to head west.  When she isn’t at the college, she enjoys doing home improvement projects, singing in her church choir, playing golf, attending the symphony and opera and spending time with her miniature poodle.  

    Trish finds that having the ability to contribute to the development and achievement of students’ potential are some of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of her position.
  • Pedro A. Scotto - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

    Pedro A. Scotto - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

    Pedro grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a his bachelor degree in Humanities and Master's degree in Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo State. His passion is helping students discover their full potential and what is most important in their lives.

    In his free time, you can find him cycling. He enjoys Reggae, world music and comedies.  He is a fan the Yankees and the New York Giants. His advice to students is to find something that you are passionate about and study abroad because it will be one of your more memorable college experiences.

  • Cynthia Austin - Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

    Cynthia Austin - Executive Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs

    Cynthia is a native San Diegan and hails from San Diego State University where she studied Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Ethnicity Race and Gender.

    She has extensive experience in large campus support and project management.

    In her spare time, she likes to craft, read and enjoy the beautiful beaches of San Diego.
  • Samantha Wolf - Coordinator of Student Activities

    Samantha Wolf - Coordinator of Student Activities

    Samantha grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She earned her bachelor degree in Communication with a double minor in Applied Leadership and International Relations from Oakland University (located in the Greater Detroit area). She decided to leave the cold Michigan winters behind and moved to Sunny San Diego where she earned her Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.

    In her free time, you can find Samantha working out, cooking for friends, relaxing at the beach with a good book or attempting to find the best Taco shop in San Diego.  She recommends getting involved outside of the classroom. She believes that student organizations can help you find a home within ERC and UCSD.
  • Shannon O'Neill- Program Assistant

    Shannon is originally from Glendale, Arizona but was ready to start a new adventure in San Diego! She earned her bachelor's degree in Public Health with a minor in Health and Wellness Coaching from Northern Arizona University (NAU). During her time at NAU she taught as a group fitness instructor, teaching classes such as kickboxing, body sculpt, and cycle. She also worked in departments ranging from Academic Services, Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation, and Campus Recreation.

    In her free time, Shannon likes to go to the beach, play her ukelele,  and explore new places in San Diego. She is also open to suggestions for where to find the best pizza in town! Come say hello to her at the front desk and ask her any questions you may have!