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Meet Our Program Admission Advisors

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Feel free to contact one of our program admission advisors if you have any questions or need additional information:

Ariena Allende, College of Education Admission Advisor

Arlena Allende
Program Admissions Advisor
Schedule Appointment with Arlena


Program Advising for:

  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Single Subject Credential
  • Career & Technical Education (MA only)
  • Instructional Technology
  • STEM Education (currently on hiatus)
  • Reading/Language Arts (currently on hiatus)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Shelia Braggs Program Admissions Advisor

Shelia Braggs
Program Admissions Advisor
Schedule Appointment with Shelia

Program Advising for:

  • Special Education
  • Counseling & Guidance
  • School Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Educational Administration
Brenda Machuca

Brenda Machuca
PDC Admissions Counselor
760-341-2883 x78111

Schedule an appointment


Palm Desert Campus:

  • Multiple & Single Subjects
  • Special Education Credential
  • M.S. in Special Education
  • M.A. in Education:
    • Career & Technical Education
    • Educational Administration
    • Instructional Technology
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow
Administrative Support Coordinator / Advisor
Doctoral Program

Program Advising for:

  • Doctoral Program