The Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences offers a graduate-only academic environment, where graduate students work intimately with nationally and internationally renowned faculty on a wide range of research projects. These efforts are supported by a number of talented individuals that are committed to enhancing the quality of graduate education.
Cristina is a doctoral student in the Evaluation and Applied Research Methods program. She works to connect current students and alumni with exciting work and internship opportunities. She maintains the DBOS Jobs website and provides individual consultations to students about job search strategies. Individuals wishing to share an opportunity with the DBOS community should email Cristina at the email address below.
Marcella directs and manages external operations for SSSPE and provides support to 7 Chairs and over 40 faculty members. She manages and oversees various aspects of Conferences, Workshops, Speaker Panels and Webinars. Marcella assists with various marketing and recruiting efforts throughout various programs and also assists faculty with special projects as needed.
Kristen (Soobin) Ahn, Assistant Director of Admissions
Kristen is assistant director of admissions for the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS) in Claremont Graduate University's School of Social Science, Policy, & Evaluation. She develops and supports diversity recruiting efforts through presentations, career fairs, conferences, and other platforms. She also records and analyzes admissions data and marketing initiatives and supports prospective students wherever she is needed.
Linda is responsible for managing the DBOS office and is the primary contact in the office for faculty and students. She coordinates the department's academic programs, assists in the admission process, aids incoming students with their initial registration, and approves individual programs of study. Linda monitors academic progress of students, ensuring they are on track and making progress toward their degrees from the first day until graduation. She facilitates faculty approval of course transfers, keeps course catalogues and curriculum guides up-to-date, as well as plans large-scale events for students in the DBOS academic programs.
Sherry has a dual appointment in DBOS, serving as the Administrative Assistant for Professor Csikszentmihalyi and the Quality of Life Research Center each morning. In the afternoons, she assists Linda Pillow and the DBOS office staff with student and faculty requests in addition to performing general office duties.
Corey is a doctoral student in the Applied Cognitive Psychology program. Corey shares responsibilities in the DBOS office reception area and his primary focus is assisting with student requests. He also provides assistance to our PhD students and on program/class needs.
Eliana Leon, SSSPE Budget Coordinator/DPE Division Manager
Eliana works with SSSPE faculty, students, and staff on all budgetary matters. She is responsible for monitoring existing budgets, formulates annual administrative budgets, prepares financial statements for department accounts, and ensures conformance to budgetary compliance. Eliana is responsible for managing the DPE office along with planning and implementing events such as orientation and commencement.
Lauren Copeland, Assistant to the Budget Coordinator, SSSPE
Lauren is a primary contact for questions regarding SSSPE payroll and reimbursements. She is responsible for processing payroll, reimbursements, and other critical internal and external paperwork for SSSPE. Additionally, she assists faculty and staff on other various special projects.