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Department staff

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Anabel Diaz

Department Business Manager

Hi! I’m Anabel and I help support the various departments under CEE including the administrative office, student services, research administration and labs. I also work closely with our faculty and students and act as liaison with Viterbi and central USC. I’m responsible for new hires, space assignments (including PhD offices), facilities and everything else in between. Outside of work I enjoy dancing, USC football and spending time with my family and rescues, Chewy and Pixy.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0606 | Email: anabeld@usc.edu

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Christine Hsieh

Associate Director, CEE Graduate Student Services

Hi I'm Christine Hsieh, Associate Director for Graduate Student Services. I advise our Civil and Environmental MS and PhD students. I enjoy reading (mostly fiction but make a concerted effort to read non-fiction every now and again), cooking and spending time with my family.

Office: KAP 214B | Tel: (213) 740-0573 |  Email: christih@usc.edu

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Maral Mardirossians

Assistant Director, CEE Student Services

Hi I'm Maral, I advise students in the Sonny Astani department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, I help organize alumni panels and work on connecting students with former alumni. I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and going to Disneyland!

Office: KAP 214 | Fax: (213) 744-1426  | Email: mlmardir@usc.edu

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Monida Gould

Research Administrator

Hello, I’m Monida. I assist faculty and their research groups in various areas of research administration, those including but not limited to proposal preparation, budget development, account management, financial compliance, payroll projections and set-up, purchasing, reimbursements, and award close-outs. In my free time, I enjoy camping and exploring the outdoors with my family.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: 213-821-7475 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: hean@usc.edu

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Geraldine Perry

Director, CEE Undergraduate Student Services

Hi! I’m Geraldine and I help manage our undergraduate programs. I advise our undergraduate students on their academic progress and career prospects. I also assist in the development and planning of the department's courses and curriculum. I support our ABET accreditation data collection and review. Outside of work I am usually listening to a history podcast while trying a new baking recipe.

Office: KAP 214 | Tel: (213) 740-0589 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: glorenzo@usc.edu

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Seilka Carrazco

Associate Research Administrator

Proposal preparation; budget development; account management; expenditure auditing; reconciliation; closeout; research assistant payroll.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0603 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: carrazco@usc.edu

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Maria Mallari

Associate Research Administrator

Hello, I’m Maria. I assist faculty and their research groups in various areas of research administration, those including but not limited to proposal preparation, budget development, account management, financial compliance, payroll projections and set-up, purchasing, reimbursements, and award close-outs. I am proud to wear my “RA” hat during the week, but on weekends, I like to spend my time with friends, family and church. I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles and embroidery projects on my "quiet times" and recently have also been enjoying baking bread.

Office: KAP 215 | Tel: (213) 740-0894 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: mmallari@usc.edu

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Emily Millard

Assistant Director, CEE Student Services
Hi, I'm Emily and I advise the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student population. In addition to advisement, I organize student engagement activities and co-host the department podcast, Be CEEn. When I am not at work, I enjoy crafting, board games, and traveling.

Office: KAP 214 | Tel: (213) 821-9645 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426  | Email: tmillard@usc.edu

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Salina Palacios

Administrative Assistant II

Hello, I’m Salina and I provide high-level administrative support to the department chair and business manager. I help coordinate faculty affairs including promotions alongside the dean’s office. I also coordinate all department events, maintain department website and newsletter, coordinate and schedule meetings and agenda materials, and manage student workers. My most favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and watch my children grow. I also enjoy traveling and visiting new places.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0040 | Fax: (213) 744-1426  Email: salinapa@usc.edu

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Evangeline Reyes

Budget Business Technician

Assists Business Manager in managing and monitoring of department accounts and expenses and data collection for reporting. I process  purchases requests and reimbursements, wire transfers, check deposits, visiting scholars, class field trips , parking, facilities and ITS requests. I also assist the student organizations with their events and competitions. I enjoy Pilgrim tours (domestic and international), am a member of St. Dominic Church Choir in Eagle Rock, CA and love to watch Korean Movies, news and AGT.

Office: KAP 210 | Tel: (213) 740-0603 |
Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: epreyes@usc.edu

Research and Lab Staff

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Hadi Aryan

Senior Research Associate

Hi, I’m Hadi. I do research about structures and structural materials. I enjoy traveling and hiking in my spare time.

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Abduljeleel Osunkle

Senior Instructional Lab Technician

Hello, my name is Abduljeleel and I’m the environmental engineering lab technician. I manage the research and instructional labs by providing specialized technical services and support to faculty and students. I coordinate lab procurements, interface with USC Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), faculty and students to ensure compliance with lab safety rules and regulations. I’m also responsible for compiling necessary lab materials, reports, protocols and other relevant information for ABET review and accreditation. I enjoy driving and traveling.

Office: BHE 219 | Tel: (213) 740-6024
Email: osunkunl@usc.edu

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Ivan Fletes

Associate Research Administrator

Hello, I’m Ivan. I assist faculty and their research groups in various areas of research administration, those including but not limited to proposal preparation, budget development, account management, financial compliance, payroll projections and set-up, purchasing, reimbursements, and award close-outs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy staying active by playing tennis and roller skating.


Office: KAP 210 | Tel: 209-441-0650 | Fax: (213) 744-1426 | Email: ifletes@usc.edu

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Fidel Hurtado

Instructional Lab Technician

Hi I'm Fidel, I coordinate lab activities and assist multiple ongoing research activities by the department as well as SMRL projects. I am responsible for lab safety & equipment maintenance and procure tools, supplies and materials as needed. I supervise work by Lab Technicians and student workers. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife and four daughters.

Office: KAP 239 | Tel: 213-740-0599
Email: fidelhur@usc.edu

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Juan Tuchan

Lab Technician

I'm Juan, I fabricate and weld fixtures for multiple ongoing research activities by the department as well as SMRL projects. I help maintain the Lab in working order. I enjoy family outings or just being home watching TV.

Office: KAP 210 |Email: tuchan@usc.edu