Our Team


Dr. Pamela Balls Organista
Interim Vice Provost and Special Assistant to the Provost
Phone: (415) 422-2821 | Email: organistap@usfca.edu


Gladys Perez
Program Assistant
Phone: (415) 422-2683 | Email: gaperez5@usfca.edu 

As the daughter of immigrant parents from Oaxaca, Mexico, Gladys A. Perez is a proud Bay Area native, first-generation college graduate, and artist.

After completing her Bachelor’s in Sociology at USF, Gladys joined the administrative staff of the College of Arts & Sciences in 2015 where she helped foster community among faculty and students through supporting Latinx academic programs and events. Since then she has remained heavily involved in the university by serving as the staff advisor for the student club Latinas Unidas, being an active member of the Task Force for Undocumented Students, and providing support as a Process Advocate for the Bias Education and Resource Team (BERT).

A soon to be double-Don, Gladys is completing her MA in International & Multicultural Education in the School of Education where her research interest includes immigration, counter storytelling, and creative writing. She hopes to continue her work in higher education to help students explore their experiences through creative writing in order to create a more inclusive university community. Outside of USF, she pursues creative writing and painting to honor her immigrant and indigenous roots.