Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Molly Youngkin, BCLA Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Molly Youngkin is a professor of English and oversees the Advising Center. She loves Victorian literature, modern art, and cats. One of her earliest jobs in academia was as a writing tutor, and she believes that every student can reach his or her potential by committing to learn something new every day but also seeking out resources to support him or her in this learning endeavor. The BCLA Advising Center is one of those important resources, and she is delighted to be a part of the Center.

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Emily Schlam, BCLA Assistant Dean

Emily moved from NYC to LA to join the fantastic Undergraduate Education team at BCLA and to pursue her Ed. D in Educational Leadership at UCLA. Emily works closely with students, faculty, and administrators to develop UG curricular initiatives, assists students with financial aid and scholarship questions, and oversees BCLA’s enrollment management. In her free time, Emily enjoys going on hikes with her dog Kayla.

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Sarah Burtch, BCLA 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!

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Isabel Solano Robles, BCLA 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.

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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.