Meet the Team

KiqueLuis Enrique Bazan Ed.D

Associate Director for Immersions and Arrupe Programs

Email: lebazan@usfca.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Lima, Peru.

I am in charge of developing and supporting all University-sponsored immersion experiences (globally and domestically) for students, faculty, staff, and alumni including both for-credit and non-credit programs. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, Peru, an MA in Religious Studies and Theology, and an Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to the University of San Francisco, I worked in human rights organizations.

Fun Fact: On the weekends I like to swim across the Bay


poonam profile picturePoonam Kakodkar

Immersion Logistics Coordinator
Email: pkakodkar@dons.usfca.edu
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Goa, India

Poonam is an international graduate student pursuing her doctoral degree in Learning and Instruction at USF. She has worked as a senior Human Resource professional in the field of education, pharmaceutical, and financial services companies. She has a Master's in the fields of Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, and Human Resources. She has been a Rotarian and the President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Kalakar. In this role, her responsibilities include strategic planning and managing immersion logistics, student selection process, mentoring, assisting with risk management, communications, faculty and student training, and immersion management. 

Fun Fact: Her passions include nature photography, singing, and creative writing.


Image of Hedda DamascoHedda Damasco

Marketing and Communications
Email: hmdamasco@dons.usfca.edu
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Cavite, Philippines


Hedda is an international graduate student currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Professional Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication at USF. Before coming to USF, she worked in marketing for the oil and gas, and automotive industry. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from De La Salle University, Manila. Currently, Hedda is also a volunteer for the MAPC media group, helping create social media content for her program, and the upcoming VP for the Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA) USF Chapter.

Fun Fact: She loves finding the best brunch spots in the city.