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.

Lauren Sinclair, BCLA Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Lauren earned her B.S. in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, her M.A. in TESOL and Ph.D. in International Education from New York University. She is dedicated to supporting holistic student success, and has taught core academic writing, philosophy, and history courses.

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.

Sophia Markoski, BCLA Academic Advisor

Sophia Markoski earned her B.A. in Writing from Point Loma Nazarene University and her M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Loyola Marymount University. She is passionate about uplifting students' voices to ensure that they are heard, and in her free time, Sophia enjoys searching for LA's best iced almond milk latte.

Andrea Middleton, Senior Administrative Coordinator

Andrea was born and raised in Belize, Central America. She moved to Los Angeles California in September 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Belize and her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from University of the West Indies, Mona School Of Business, Jamaica. Her interests include going to baseball games (Go Dodgers!), walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends.

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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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