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Joanna Boval, Director

Serves as the department head responsible for the administration, management, and evaluation of the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego. The OSD is responsible for determining and facilitating reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities across campus colleges, divisions, and programs. The Director also works through student accommodation appeals, policy development, and supervises the OSD professional staff.

Alejandra Cervantes, Administrative Assistant

Serves as an assistant to the Director, providing a pivotal role in administrative support and scheduling. Responsible for note-taking accommodation arrangements, outreach events, and supervision of students staff.

Adrian Contreras, Support Services Coordinator

Meets with students with disabilities who have been approved for accommodations and need to obtain alternative formats and adaptive technologies. Responsible for exam administration in the OSD, supervision of student staff, and fiscal support.

April Garrison, Senior Disability Specialist

Meets with students with disabilities and their families to provide disability management counseling.

Kimberly Herold, Senior Disability Specialist

Meets with students with disabilities and their families to provide disability management counseling.

Susan Kelly, Senior Disability Specialist

Meets with students with disabilities and their families to provide disability management counseling.

Alison Luke, Senior Disability Specialist

Meets with students with disabilities and their families to provide disability management counseling.