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

Affiliation: U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
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 

Christy Oates

Christy Oates

Affiliation: U.S. Navy Dependent
Program: Political Science major, Chinese minor
Professional Interests: Public service and law.
Past Time Activities: Enjoys dancing ballet, salsa, and visiting comedy clubs regularly.
Favorite Quote: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” - Angela Davis

James Wilson

James Wilson

Affiliation: U.S. Navy Veteran
Program: Political Science

Matthew Duda

Matthew Duda

Affiliation: U.S. Navy Veteran
Program: Chemical Engineering
Professional Interests: Paleontology, Energy, and Clinical Research
Past Time Activities: Searching for fossil treasures, stargazing, gardening, and traditional archery.
Favorite Quote: "In the fields of observation, fortune favors only the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

Matthew Olitoquit

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

Sarah Ahuett

Sarah Ahuett

Affiliation: U.S. Marine Corps Dependent
Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professional Interests: Pharmacology
Past Time Activities: Surfing, lacrosse, road trips, and Jamba Juice.
Favorite Quote: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”

Alana Solane

Alana Solane

Affiliation: U.S. Air Force Dependent
Program: Public Health Sciences
Professional Interests: Physician's Assistant
Past Time Activities: Cooking, going to the beach, playing with my dogs, and hanging out with friends!
Favorite Quote: "You always gain by giving love." - Reese Witherspoon

Joseph Yecco

Affiliation: U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Program: Mathematics
Professional Interests: Mathematical Logic and Mathematical Biology
Past Time Activities: I enjoy backpacking, cooking, weightlifting, photography, and reading books.
Favorite Quote: "Leaders make things happen."- Lt Col McClam

Claire Dimapilis

Claire Dimapilis

Affiliation: U.S. Navy Dependent
Program: Nursing Science
Professional Interests: Become a Registered Nurse.
Past Time Activities: Listening to music, singing, and watching TV.
Favorite Quote: “Less is more.” 

Jira Yap

Jira Yap

Affiliation: U.S. Navy Dependent
Program: Psychological Sciences
Professional Interests: Therapist or Graphic/UX Design
Past Time Activities: Drawing, painting, writing, video games, and watching The Grand Tour.
Favorite Quote: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ― Douglas Adams