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.
  • 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.