UCI Veteran Services Center

Staff

Professional Staff

Dani Molina, Ph.D.

Director
Veteran Services Center
University of California, Irvine

Professional Experience

Director
Veterans Resource Center
California State University, Los Angeles

Senior Program and Research Manager
Veterans Programs
American Council on Education

Radio Operator and Maintainer
HHC, 49th Quartermaster Group
United States Army

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Higher Education and Organizational Change
University of California, Los Angeles

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Higher Education and Organizational Change
University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Latin American and Latino Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Simón Londoño, M.Ed.

Assistant Director
Veteran Services Center
University of California, Irvine

Professional Experience

Assistant Director
Student Involvement & Leadership
Saint Mary’s College of California

Advisor (Graduate Intern)
Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE)
University of California, Los Angeles

Leadership Development Advisor (Graduate Intern)
Office of Residential Life
University of California, Los Angeles

Logistics Specialist and Supply Work-Center Supervisor
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One
United States Navy

Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Student Affairs in Higher Education
University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Economics
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Student Staff

Garrett Murrieta 
Peer Advisor

Affiliation: Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: 
Criminology, Law & Society
Professional Interests: 
Law enforcement, Psychology
Past Time Activities: 
Movies, Paintball, Concerts, Beach
Favorite Quote:  
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" Wayne Gretzky, Michael Scott, Garrett Murrieta 

Matthew Olitoquit 
Peer Advisor

Affiliation: US Navy Dependent 
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Informatics 
Professional Interests: I'm just trying to graduate first. 
Past Time Activities:  Music, socializing with friends, reading, sleeping, video games, cooking, vibing. 
Favorite Quote: "Why have two kids when you can have two corgis?"

Joe Yecco 
Peer Advisor 

Affiliation: USMC Veteran
Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program: Mathematics
Professional Interests: Mathematical Logic and Mathematical Biology
Past Time Activities:I enjoy backpacking, cooking, weightlifting, photography, reading books
Favorite Quote: "Leaders make things happen"- Lt Col McClam