» Pre-Award Administration Staff

photo of Yolanda Uzzell, M.L.
Yolanda Uzzell, M.L.
Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Administration
(714) 628-2805
Serves as the University's pre-award Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Supervises pre-award staff, develops policies and procedures with Senior Staff, generates reports of proposal activity, leads new initiatives, and negotiates awards and contracts in collaboration with the Office of Contracts and Grants (post-award) and the Office of Legal Affairs.
photo of Susanna  Branch, M.A.
Susanna Branch, M.A.
Grants and Contracts Administrator
(714) 628-7394
Supports the disciplines of humanities and social sciences, arts, education and library science. Assists applicants in preparation and approval of proposals for submission.
photo of Alisz Demecs, B.A.
Alisz Demecs, B.A.
Grants and Contracts Administrator
(714) 516-5459
Supports the disciplines of pharmaceutical science, psychology and allied health science. Assists applicants in preparation and approval of proposals for submission.
photo of Emmanuel (Manny) Smith, M.B.A.
Emmanuel (Manny) Smith, M.B.A.
Grants and Contracts Administrator
(714) 628-7383
Supports the disciplines of business, economics, law, computational science, and physical and natural science. Assists applicants in preparation and approval of proposals for submission.
photo of Jennifer Kosi
Jennifer Kosi
Grants and Contracts Operations Coordinator
(714) 628-2844
Manages office operations and proposal tracking.
photo of Alyia Williams '19
Alyia Williams '19
Student Assistant
(714) 628-2805
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