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Meet the Team

Diane Trujillo, Director
Diane has served as the Director of Sponsored Programs Administration since 2010. Diane has over 24 years of experience in research administration and has served in a variety of research capacities at CSUSB including Supervisor of Sponsored Programs Administration and Senior Research Administrator.   She provides leadership and direction to the post award team who manages all sponsored programs at CSUSB from award issuance through closeout and audits.  She currently serves as the vice chair of the CSU AOA Research Administration Committee.  She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration from CSUSB.

Julie Wessel, Senior Research Analyst
Julie started at CSUSB in 2007 as a Research Administrator and has over 12 years of experience working in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration here at CSUSB. She has extensive experience in post award administration and financial administration of grants and sponsored programs at CSUSB. She is the key trainer of all incoming personnel and the primary liaison for effort reporting, participant support, and cost share. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration from CSUSB.

Yolanda Meyer, Research Analyst
Yolanda has worked for Cal State San Bernardino since 2006. She first joined CSUSB in 2006 as an Accounts Payable Administrator and in 2010 she transitioned to her current role as a Research Analyst. She has over 13 years of experience in contract review, budget analysis, AR & AP processes, as well as negotiating stringent grant administration guidelines.  She is responsible for the post award administration and financial administration of grants and sponsored programs at CSUSB. Prior to Yolanda’s employment at CSUSB, she owned and operated her own Contractor business in the Inland Empire with her husband for over 18 years.

Walid Wahba, Research Analyst
Walid joined the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration team in May 2019. He came to CSUSB from a highly recognized local organization, “First 5 San Bernardino”. Walid has over 7 years of experience in non-profit organizations, program evaluation, program management, and fiscal management. He brings this vast experience to his role as a Research Analyst where he will be responsible for general post award administration and financial administration of grants and sponsored programs at CSUSB. Walid is originally from Egypt and earned his B.A. in Accounting from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

Stephanie Podein, Sponsored Programs Specialist
Stephanie started working for CSUSB in September 2018 as a Sponsored Programs Specialist. She is responsible for general post award administration and financial administration of grants and sponsored programs at CSUSB. She has over 5 years of experience and knowledge in full cycle AR & AP, program management, budget analysis, and financial management in both the public and private sector. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a Master’s in Public Administration from California Baptist University. Prior to her current position, Stephanie worked as a Community Services Specialist within the Department of Community Services for the city of Rancho Cucamonga.