Matador Achievement Center

Staff Members

Teiana Jones, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services 

Teiana joined CSUN as the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Academic Services in August of 2015. Jones has a dual role at CSUN, also reporting to Academic Affairs as the Senior Director of Academic Services for Student Athletes. She reports jointly to Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin and Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Elizabeth Adams. Jones oversees Academic Advising and the Matador Achievement Center at CSUN. She comes to Northridge with seven years of experience in college athletics. If you have any questions please contact Teiana:

LaShandra Batiste, Learning Specialist 

LaShandra facilitates the operation of the Learning Specialist, working with individual student athletes to provide intensive Academic support. She assists student athletes by developing time management skills and learning styles to better support the students academically.If you need assistance or would like to refer a student please email LaShandra at:  

Andrea Hernandez, Tutoring Coordinator

Andrea is responsible for overseeing the Matador Achievement Center’s tutoring program. She coordinates tutoring in multiple subjects with a focus on emphasizing students’ strengths, and providing strategies for enhancing content-specific knowledge and improving academic skills. Email:

Erika Baron, Administrative Support Coordinator

Erika provides administrative support for the Matador Achievement Center, ensuring that the mentoring and tutoring programs have everything that they need in order to assist the student-athletes. In addition, Erika runs the equipment checkout program and keeps the website up-to-date! If you have any questions concerning the Lab in Bayramian Hall 230 or need to check on what equipment is still available please email Erika: