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Meet the Staff

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Anastasia Guanio

    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 student staff.

  • 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.

  • Alejandra Cervantes

    Disability Specialist

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

  • Jimmy Cong

    ADA Access Specialist

    Evaluates campus for physical access and reviews products, websites, and course content for electronic accessibility. Responsible for producing video content for the OSD's website.