Viterbi Student Engagement Team

About Us

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development is a division within Viterbi Admission and Student Engagement (VASE) that is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and promoting opportunities to enhance students' academic, professional, and personal growth and development.

Nora Sandoval

Executive Director

Melissa Medeiros, Ed.D

Manager, Student Engagement

Cristina Fong

Director, Special Events

Thelma Zaragoza

Director, Women in Engineering and Leadership Development

Yadi Wang

Associate Director, International Engagement

Kevin Giang, Ed.D

Associate Director, Student Organization Engagement

Kamau Jamal Abercrombia, Ed.D

Associate Director, Student Leadership

Noe Mora

Coordinator, Service Learning

Sandra Balbuena

Assistant Director, Student Programming

Our Values


We abide by community moral and ethical principles that align with Viterbi's overall mission to engineer a better world for all humanity.


We foster an environment that values diversity and belonging; where members feel connected, included, valued, and important to the larger Viterbi community.


We embrace progressive and creative change that challenges assumptions and practices to improve outcomes for all students.