BCLA Advising Center Team


Professor Jennifer Pate

Jennifer Pate, BCLA Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Jennifer is a professor of economics. She has been actively engaged in service to the Economics Department, BCLA, and the University. Her teaching and research focus primarily on experimental and behavioral economics, as well as topics in industrial organization and applied microeconomics.

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Janet Vera Lopez, BCLA Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Janet earned her B.A. in Spanish and Sociology with Honors at the University of California Los Angeles. She earned both her M.A. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs and her Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is an active member of the Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA).

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Sarah Burtch, BCLA Senior Academic Advisor

Sarah recently moved to Los Angeles from New York, where she earned her graduate degree in Media Studies from The New School. Sarah loves exploring new places; she's been to 43 states and 10 countries. Sarah looks forward to advising the students at BCLA. Feel welcome to stop by and say hello!

Isabel Solano Robles, BCLA Senior Academic Advisor

Isabel is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico but was raised in Los Angeles and considers herself a true Angelino. She loves her city, and that is why she decided to move back to LA after completing graduate studies at New York University. Coffee is part of her culture so she has been drinking it all her life, so she's always looking for great coffee spots.

William Wences, BCLA Academic Advisor

William was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a minor in Classics and Archaeology, and his Master of Arts in English from Loyola Marymount University. His interests include running, reading, retro gaming, and spending time with his adorable dog, Dodger the husky.

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Yolanda Klishevich, Senior Coordinator of Academic Services

When Yolanda is not in the office, she enjoys walking or bicycling along the beach, attending her daughters’ sport events and cooking for family and friends.

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