Meet the Team

Meet the team designing orientation!

We're so excited to welcome you to USD! The team below is working hard to create an orientation experience that is unique and valuable to your transition.

Photo of Allie Ross Allie Ross, Assistant Director of Student Onboarding Allie hails from the Central Valley, California, and is a very happy San Diego transplant! She graduated from USD in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a double major in Theology and Religious Studies and Spanish. She held many student leader roles as an undergraduate, and has been part of six OLE! Weekends! She is passionate about helping students transition to college, health and wellness, coffee, and Game of Thrones.
Photo of Andrea Garcia Andrea Garcia Graduate Assistant

Andrea is a graduate assistant for new student orientation and is in her first year of the Higher Education Leadership masters program. In her undergraduate career, Andrea attended UC Santa Barbara as a transfer student and earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology. She is passionate about helping students feel a sense of belonging and helping them through their journey of personal and academic growth.

Andrea enjoys watching "Parks and Recreation", (her favorite character is Leslie Knope), singing karaoke, and eating donuts.