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Myrna Dee Castillo Kikuchi - Undergraduate Advisor

341A Haines Hall
(310) 825-6962 | myrnadee@anthro.ucla.edu

Myrna Dee counsels undergraduate Anthropology majors (around 700 students). She handles grade changes, academic revisions, processes petitions, and refers students to other University resources. She represents the department at Major Blast, Bruin Day, Transfer Bruin Day, and other campus events. She also coordinates the Anthropology commencement ceremony in June.

Advising hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Students are also welcome to contact Myrna Dee directly to schedule an appointment.

 

Monica DíazDepartment Manager

347 Haines Hall
(310) 825-4119 | monica.diaz@anthro.ucla.edu

Monica is responsible for department operations. She oversees fiscal, personnel and payroll, student, instructional and information technology services for the department. She manages departmentally controlled space, budgets and events. 

 

Tracy Humbert - Accounting & Personnel Analyst  

341D Haines Hall
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8a-4:30p 
(310) 825-1360 | thumbert@anthro.ucla.edu

Tracy processes employment and payroll for readers and supports faculty in hiring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. She processes purchases, reimbursements, entertainment, travel reimbursements, travel vouchers. She provides faculty with current information about their account activity and balances. Tracy assists graduate students in submission of NSF dissertation proposals and other, UC funded grants required to be processed through the Office of Contracts and Grants. Tracy also hires work-study students for the department.

 

Jesse Hurtado - Academic Personnel Analyst 

341E Haines Hall 
(310) 825-1565 | jhurtado@anthro.ucla.edu

Jesse handles academic employment, payroll and merit/promotion actions for faculty (tenure/tenure track, lecturers, and visiting faculty) and postdoctoral researchers. He is responsible for leave of absences, sabbatical requests and visa/permanent resident processing for faculty and visitors.

 

Tyler Lawrence - Technology Analyst, Social Sciences Computing

352A Haines Hall
Hours: M-F, 9a-6p except Mon. & Thurs. afternoons in Archaeology 
(310) 825-7240 | tyler@ssc.ucla.edu

Tyler provides computer hardware and software support and repair for Anthropology faculty, staff, and graduate students. Additionally, see him for help with email, websites, networks, and printing. He also purchases computers, electronics, and software, and assists with UCLA-wide computing issues.

 

Armi Ann Manas - Finance & Personnel Manager

341C Haines Hall
Hours: M-F 7a-4p 
310-825-3562 | amanas@anthro.ucla.edu

Armi Ann is responsible for managing the financial resources of the department. She creates and oversees departmental accounting, reporting and recordkeeping systems. She advises the Chair and Manager on departmental finances and financial policies and procedures. She serves as the department’s benefits representative.

 

Kate Royce - Front Office Coordinator

341 Haines Hall
Hours: M-F, 8a-5p
(310) 825-2055 | kroyce@anthro.ucla.edu

Kate is responsible for on-line textbook orders, requesting desk copies and scheduling of department-controlled instructional equipment, seminar and conference room space. She processes parking requests for visitors who come to campus for departmental events and serves as the department parking coordinator. She also assigns copy codes and enters deposits to the graduate printing accounts. Kate assists faculty and staff with fax, copy, and scanning needs. She also distributes daily mail and student payroll checks. She supervises the work-study students who are assigned to the front office. She processed reimbursements and manages department keys.

 

Ann Walters - Graduate Advisor

341B Haines Hall
Hours: M-F, 7:30a-4:30 p
(310) 825-2511 | awalters@anthro.ucla.edu

Ann advises graduate students on University and departmental requirements for the Ph.D. degree. She coordinates admissions and orientation, and monitors student progress to degree. Ann also manages graduate student support allocations. She is your resource for help dealing with all the logistical issues that come with being a graduate student.  She works closely with the Vice Chair for Graduate Studies. Ann serves as the staff representative for the following committees: Academic Coordinating, Admissions, Teaching Assistants and Awards.