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Our Office and Staff

Paulina Tagle (Senior Director of Research and Sponsored Programs). Paulina is a Certified Research Adminstrator with over 30 years of research administration experience which includes various facets of pre-award administration; issuance, review and negotiation of contracts, subcontracts, and other bilateral agreements; and post-award administration. Prior to CSUSB, she was a research administrator at Calstate Fullerton for over 14 years and at the University of Southern California for 13 years. Paulina earned her bachelor of science degree (Statistics) at the University of the Philippines and her Masters in Communication Management at USC. You may contact Paulina at (909) 537-3315 or via email at  

Cathleen Lucas (Senior Grant Development Officer) – Cathleen is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) with over twelve years' experience in pre-award. She has both a Master's Degree in Communications as well as Master's in Public Administration. Cathleen has extensive agency-specific specialized training for both National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposal preparation and submission. She is trained and up to date on all of the agency processes and requirements, with considerable expertise in NIH submissions. She will ensure the integrity of the formal submission of grants to federal, state, and local agencies. You may contact Cathleen at (909) 537-3829 or via email at

Tanya Valery (ASC II) – Tanya comes to ORSP with past experience working at Claremont Graduate University and has her B.S. in Business Management, a MBA, and recently received a MPA degree in 2017 from CSUSB. As the office manager for ORSP, she reviews and analyzes data to ensure accuracy for the grant officers and project directors. She specializes in development, reporting, auditing and all the critical components of electronic proposal submission, as well as being responsible for all opportunity communications to faculty. She is also our Webmaster. You may contact Tanya at (909) 537-3018 or via email at