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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.
  • Sarah Gallenberg - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

    Sarah Gallenberg - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

    Sarah grew up in Minnesota and earned her BA in English and communication from Saint Louis University and her MA in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas. After graduate school, she spent several years in New England (and moved to San Diego just in time to miss the polar vortex of 2019!) Some of her past professional experiences have involved work in residential life, orientation and first-year experience and institutional diversity and inclusion efforts.

    Her passion project has been developing workshops and trainings around identity, culture and social justice. Outside of work, Sarah continues her involvement with her sorority, Delta Gamma, volunteers at a Korean camp every summer, but mostly spends time outdoors with her lab mix Chance.

  • 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.
  • Catherine (Katie) Perullo - Interim Coordinator of Student Activities

    Catherine (Katie) Perullo - Interim Coordinator of Student Activities

    Katie was born and raised in New Jersey and received her BS in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University. After working as an engineer for a year she decided to switch coasts and career paths and moved to San Diego to study Student Affairs. In May, she received her MA in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs from San Diego State University. Areas that she has experience in include residential life, orientation, and Greek life. Also, Katie remains passionate about women in STEM and looks for ways to stay involved with that population. Joining a student organization is a great way to find your home away from home at UC San Diego!

    In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, rollerblading, going to the beach, and exploring new parts of the West Coast. She’s attempting to photograph every palm tree in California.

  • Iliana Y. Perez - Program Assistant

    Iliana Y. Perez - Program Assistant

    Iliana received her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies & Planning with a minor in Environmental Studies. Iliana is a proud alumna of the UC San Diego in Muir College. She calls Los Angeles, California home. Although Los Angeles has Iliana's heart, San Diego has beautiful beaches, restaurants and people that she cannot seem to get away from. 

    Iliana can be found every Sunday at the Hillcrest farmer's market and in her spare time she enjoys creating art, attend concerts, and practicing self-care. Iliana is extremely environmentally conscientious and would like to remind everyone to reduce, reuse, and recycle. If you ever find yourself on the third floor of the ERC Administration building, make sure to stop by and say "Hi"!