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Meet the Team

Diane Podolske

Director

Email:dpodolsk@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-7483
Faculty Office Building - Room 228

Diane Podolske, Ph.D. is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement. One of Diane's responsibilities is to connect CSUSB students and faculty with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies for service learning and community-based research projects. She is originally from Minnesota and studied Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A fun fact to know about Diane is that she worked as a "secret shopper" for McDonald's to help pay for her college expenses.

Jennifer B. Alford

Faculty Associate 

Email: jennifer.alford@csusb.edu 
Phone: (909) 537-5793
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Jennifer B. Alford, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, a Faculty Associate for the Office of Community Engagement and a Co-Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence. She is responsible for supporting faculty with community-based research projects and the high impact practices of service-learning and project-based learning. She has partnered with numerous organizations including K-12 school districts, wildlife and conservation non-profits, and recreational groups that collectively seek to protect natural resources for current and future generations. A fun fact to know about Jennifer is that she studies water resources, but refuses to eat anything from the water, especially shrimp!

Picture of Teresa Dodd-Butera, Faculty Associate

Teresa Dodd-Butera

Faculty Associate 

Email: tdbutera@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5793
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Teresa Dodd-Butera is a registered nurse and a board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology/ DABAT). She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nursing. Her research addresses acute and chronic exposures in pregnancy,  maternal-child,  and family health - with a focus on families with children with special health care needs.  Dr. Dodd-Butera is interested in public health policy and equity issues and was previously the Co-Director for the Center for Health Equity at CSUSB.

Marissa Setyawan

Community Partnership Coordinator

Email: msetyawa@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5259
Faculty Office Building - Room 231

Marissa Setyawan, M.P.A. is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for the implementation of the S4 database, which features easy online access to service learning placements. Marissa also facilitates service programming for first year students, the CSUSB President’s Volunteer Service Award and the coordination of assessment data.  She is a double alumna from CSUSB. A fun fact to know about Marissa is that she is a twin.

Joselyn Yap

Administrative Support Coordinator

Email: jyap@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3793
Faculty Office Building - Room 229

Joselyn Yap is the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement. She oversees daily administrative operations, coordinates office budgets, maintains the Office's website and creates social media marketing. Joselyn is a CSUSB alumna and previously worked in the Office of Public Affairs. A fun fact to know about Joselyn is that she's an avid Pinterest user and loves DIY 

Juan Ochoa Staff Photo

Juan Ochoa

Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives

Email: Juan.Ochoa@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5793
Faculty Office Building - Room 227

Juan Ochoa is the Administrative Coordinator for Faculty Initiatives of the Office of Community Engagement. He serves as the first point of contact for faculty who are engaged in community partnership development, service learning and/or community-based participatory research. Juan also serves as a primary coordinator of the CSUSB President's Volunteer Service Award program for faculty and staff. A fun fact about Juan is he will go to outrageous lengths for good pizza.

Peter Alvarez

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-7789
Faculty Office Building - Room 233

Peter Alvarez is the multimedia/social media student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. He promotes OCE programs by taking photos and video to create engaging social media posts and website features. Peter recently transferred to CSUSB from the College of the Desert and he is majoring in Sociology. A fun fact about Peter is that he loves to cook cuisines from around the world.

Gisselle Lopez

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5764
Faculty Office Building - Room 232

Gisselle Lopez is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for providing general office support and assisting with event planning and implementation. She is a second year student majoring in Liberal Studies. A fun fact about Gisselle is that she loves working with children.

Ricardo Miranda

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-5764
Faculty Office Building - Room 232

Ricardo Miranda is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. He is responsible for providing general office support and promoting opportunities for students to get engaged in the community. Ricky is a Nursing major with a minor in Biology and plans to become a Nurse Anesthetist. A fun fact about Ricky is that he was scouted to play goalie at a soccer tournament in Morelia, Mexico.

Katherine O. Wallen

Student Assistant

Phone: (909) 537-7347
Faculty Office Building - Room 230

Katherine O. Wallen is a student assistant with the Office of Community Engagement. She is responsible for providing general office support and assisting with event planning and implementation. Katie transferred to CSUSB from San Bernardino Valley College and is majoring in Linguistics and plans to become a professor. A fun fact about Katie is that she met her husband on World of Warcraft ten years ago!

Office of Community Engagement

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Main Line: (909) 537-5793
Fax: (909) 537-7793
Email: leaveyourpawprint@csusb.edu