College of HHD

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Advising Team

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Need Advising? 

We have Advising resources for you! Let's decide where you will find what you need:

The Health and Human Development (HHD) Graduation Retention Specialists are here for HHD majors who are looking for help setting goals, managing time, developing study skills, making sense of  finances, to get advising and even find a mentor.


If you are looking for advising in general for any major in HHD, then look to the following:

The following departments have specific advisors:

For all other HHD academic departments and programs, please reach out to the advising team members for HHD's Student Services Center/EOP office. Please see below:

Mario Lopez, Center Director

Dr. Mario Lopez“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

Doctorate in Higher Education
Master’s in Public Administration (Emphasis Higher Education)
Bachelor’s Degree, Health Science 
Associate Degree, Liberal Studies

Professional Background
Director, Student Services Center, EOP, College of Health and Human Development
Coordinator of Advisement Services; Student Services Center, EOP, College of Humanities
Academic Advisor; Student Services Center EOP, College of Business and Economics
Los Angeles Community College District EOPS; Recruitment, Assessment Center, and Articulation
UCLA; Committee on Appointment and Promotions of Medical Staff (student assistant)

Renée M. Martínez, Advisor

Renée M. Martínez"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - César E. Chávez

Master of Arts in Art (Option Art Education) – Thesis, Creating Peace Through Art 
Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning  (emphasis Environmental Justice)
Bachelor of Arts in Biology (emphasis Ecology)
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (emphasis Environmental Planning)   

Professional Background
Advisor, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite, College of Health and Human Development 
Director, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite, College of Business and Economics
Recruitment Coordinator/Advisor, Minority Engineering Program and Student Services Center/EOP, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Curriculum Coordinator, UCLA/LAUSD Community-Based Learning Program, Field Studies Development
Composition and Humanities Tutorial Supervisor, Academic Advancement Program, UCLA 
Composition Instructor, Freshman Summer Program, UCLA
Tutorial Supervisor, Freshman Summer Program, UCLA
Writing Tutor, Academic Advancement Program, UCLA and UC Santa Cruz

Ryan Mason, Advisor

ryan masonA Los Angeles native raised in the inner city, Ryan Mason has strived to defy the limitation from his upbringing and advance the welfare of others. Mr. Mason has completed his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Pan-African Studies and his Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies concentrating on Higher Education Administration at California State University, Northridge.

Additionally, he seeks to complete his Doctorate of Education: Higher Education Leadership at the University of Southern California. Ryan has worked in higher education for the last 10 years assisting the community in obtaining educational goals. In addition to his university work, Ryan volunteers as an educational consultant for families and community organizations. Ryan has focused his efforts on assisting with college access, retention and success for students within all levels of education. Ryan holds resilience and achievement with high regard and continues to strive for success in all fields of human endeavors.