Ophelia Augustine

Ophelia Augustine
Phone: (619) 260-7580
Office: Barcelona 301A

Academic Coordinator
Student Support Services

  • BA in Psychology at University of San Diego

Ophelia was originally born in Jacksonville, Florida but has lived in San Diego since the age of two and considers this her hometown. She first arrived to USD as a transfer student in the fall of 2010. During her undergrad years, Ophelia juggled being a full-time mother to two beautiful children, Kaliyah & Elijah, and a full-time student. Despite these challenges, Ophelia never gave up. She wanted to show her children that anything is possible through hard work.

During her time at USD, Ophelia served as the Pubic Relation/Vice President/President of the Black Student Union. She was also a participant in the SSS Program and identified as a first-generation, low-income, underrepresent student, with a documented disability. She worked as a student worker in the Technical Services Department at Copley Library and for SSS in preparation for their 2012 Summer Bridge Program.

Ophelia graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology in the spring of 2013 and became an Academic Coordinator for SSS that fall. In addition to advising students, Ophelia is also responsible for recruiting and hiring SSS tutors. Ophelia attributes most of her success to the many wonderful people in her family and throughout the USD community. She believes they helped provide all the love, support, and guidance necessary for her to grow into the woman she’s become today.

She is dedicated in trying to provide students with the same love and care she received and will go above and beyond to help a student in need. Ophelia is always trying to find fun and innovative ways to engage students and you can almost always find her singing and dancing around the office, trying to brighten everyone’s day.

Ophelia serves as a CARE (Campus Assault Resources and Education) Advocate at USD. As a CARE advocate, Ophelia is passionate about providing students with the same support and guidance that she recieved. She is dedicated to empowering students during the response process and ensuring that they have access to resources and support services here at USD.