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Early Academic Outreach Program Staff

Below is information about the EAOP staff at UC San Diego. For general contact information and directions to our offices, please visit our Contact page.

Rafael Hernandez

Rafael Hernandez, Director

M .A. Education, Educational Administration, University of San Francisco 1985
B.A. Liberal Studies, San Jose State University 1980
(858) 534-4250 Office
(858) 534-8996 Fax

Thomas Gilkison

Thomas Gilkison, Assistant Director, Imperial County Region

M.A. Counselor Education, University of California, San Diego 1981
B.A. Liberal Studies,  San Diego State University 1980
A.S. Social Science/Political Science, Imperial Valley College 1977
Certifications: Human Resource & Supervisory Management, University of San Diego 1995
(760) 337-5123 Office
(760) 791-6248 Cell
(760) 370-9189 Fax

Ryan Fernandez

Ryan Fernandez, Learning Skills Counselor

B.A. Psychology,  University of California, Los Angeles 2009
(858) 822-3850 Office
(858) 534-8996 Fax


Ernesto Zepeda

Ernesto Zepeda Learning Skills Counselor, Imperial Valley

B.A. Spanish, San Diego State University 2011
(760) 337-5123 Office
(760) 455-1173 Cell