Meet The Staff

Learning Center Leadership

Kim Rutledge, Director (she/her/hers)

Kim is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising from Ohio University and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Miami University. Currently, Kim is in the process of completing an Ed.D. in Learning and Instruction at USF. Working in the Learning Center, Kim’s greatest joy is regularly interacting with students and helping them take steps to achieve their goals.

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KHULAN ZAGD, Assistant Director (she/her/hers)

Khulan holds a degree from the School of Foreign Services at the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, where she majored in International Relations and British and American Studies. She furthered her education by obtaining her M.A. in Education with a focus on TESOL from CSU San Bernardino. Her diverse professional background encompasses roles as a faculty member and educator at adult schools, community colleges, and universities. Additionally, she has served as a translation editor for National Geographic Mongolia magazine and completed internships at the International Academy, University of Southern California (USC), and the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington D.C. Fluent in both Russian and Mongolian, Khulan enjoys spending her free time watching movies and exploring new destinations.

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tyler weber, program Assistant (she/They/ella/ellos)

Tyler was born and raised in California. She is originally from Los Angeles, but has been in the Bay for 10 years now and completed a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University. This will be her first year on staff and she is excited for new opportunities and connections with fellow staff and students. In her free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with her tripod pup and cats, watching movies and live performances, and exploring new corners of the city. 


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megan wang, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program coordinator/Graduate Assistant (she/her/hers)

Megan is in her 4th year of the Clinical Psychology, Psy. D. program at the USF's School of Nursing and Health Professions. Prior to coming to USF, Megan earned her BS in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, where she researched gender and race-based inequity within graduate STEM programs. She is currently researching and learning about the mental health experiences of Asian American firefighters. Megan is also interested in human cognition, technology-assisted learning, and accessibility in education. Her favorite part of working with students is exploring questions around "Who are we?" and "What is our story?"


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Learning Center Student Staff

Program LEADs

Joshua Balbach (He/Him/His)

  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Music
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Kensington, MD
  • Favorite spot in SF: JFK Drive between the Conservatory of Flowers and Crossover Drive
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Elementary Linear Algebra
  • What do you do in your free time? I like to cook, play violin, and watch shows. Recently I've been watching a lot of unscripted comedy shows from

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aanya shah (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Milpitas, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: The sutro baths at Lands End
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Human Physiology
  • What do you do in your free time? I enjoy hiking, trying out new recipes, and gardening. I also like to paint with watercolors and read!

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Danica tan (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: Psychology
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Manila, Philippines
  • Favorite spot in SF: Amoeba Music
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: General Biology I
  • What do you do in your free time? I like listening to music and watching Netflix shows. Recently, I've also been into collecting vinyl records and roller skating.

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Jorja Burbano (she/her/hers)

  • Major: International Studies and Asian Studies
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Livermore, California
  • Favorite Spot in SF: Golden Gate Park
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Barrio Fiesta: Introduction
  • What do you do in your free time? I like adventuring out into the city with friends to find cool places. I also enjoy reading outside on a nice day. 

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Grace Tran (she/her/hers)

  • Major: Data Science 
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Favorite spot in SF: Mission Dolores Park 
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Discrete Math
  • What do you do in your free time? I love to go on walks and explore the city with my friends, listen to music, and go on my weekly Costco trips with my roommates.

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Dorreen Darya-Bari (she/her/hers)

  • Major: International Studies
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Painted Ladies
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: First Year Seminar, Philosophy: Minds & Machines
  • What do you do in your free time? I love hiking, cooking/baking, traveling, dancing, and exploring the city!

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Isys Thompson (she/her/hers)

  • Major: Marketing 
  • Minor: Economics 
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Los Angeles 
  • Favorite Spot in SF: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Freshman Year Seminar, Opera in San Francisco 
  • What do you do in your free time? I love going shopping and getting sweet treats with my friends. I also love going to concerts and listening to music! 

Student smiling.

Elana "Ela" Santos (she/her/hers)

  • Major: Psychology 
  • Minor: Music
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Favorite Spot in SF: Conservatory of Flowers
  • Favorite class taken at USF: Ethics of Apologies
  • What do you do in your free time? I love listening to and playing music! I also love driving around with friends and going to new places in the city.

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The Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center | Lower Level G03
2495 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED