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. Working in the Learning Center, Kim’s greatest joy is regularly interacting with students and helping them take steps to achieve their goals. In her free time, Kim enjoys knitting, reading, watching movies, and exploring the city.

Email: kdrutledge@usfca.edu
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KHULAN ZAGD, Assistant Director (she/her/hers)

Khulan graduated from the School of Foreign Services, the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, majoring in International Relations and British and American Studies. Later she earned her M.A. in Education, with an emphasis in TESOL, from CSU San Bernardino in Southern California. Her experience includes working at adult schools, community colleges, and universities as faculty and educator; as a translation editor for the National Geographic Mongolia magazine; and as an intern at the International Academy, USC, and the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington D.C. She speaks fluent Russian and Mongolian. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and exploring new places.

Email: kzagd@usfca.edu
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tyler weber, program Assistant (she/her/ella)

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. 

Email: tweber2@usfca.edu

Connect with Tyler on LinkedIn

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wen LI, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program coordinator/Graduate Assistant (she/her/hers)

Wen is in her 3rd year of the Ed.D. program in Learning and Instruction at the USF’s School of Education. Prior to coming to USF, Wen completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, where she researched speaking and listening skills, and multicultural literature for bilingual learners. Wen has taught Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for over three years to college-level students. Her research and teaching interests include foreign language acquisition, tutoring and small group learning, and technology-assisted learning. In her spare time, she likes to hike with her dog, Bella, in nature and practice calligraphy.

Email: wli74@dons.usfca.edu

Connect with Wen on LinkedIn
 

Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator Wen Li


Learning Center Student Staff


Program LEADs

SOPHIA STRIBLING (SHE/HER/HERS)

  • Position: Front Desk Lead
  • Major: History
  • Year: Graduate Student
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Blue Danube Coffee House
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Historical Methods with Professor Neaman - it was all about conspiracy theories
  • What do you do in your free time? Hike, hang out with friends, and bake

This is a picture of Sophia, Peer Tutoring Program Lead at the Learning Center

sydney laxson (SHE/HER/HERS)

  • Position: Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Program Lead
  • Major: Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon
  • Favorite spot in SF: The Ferry Building
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Social Psychology with Professor Wagner
  • What do you do in your free time? It doesn’t feel like I have a whole lot of free time, but when I do have free time I watch YouTube and Netflix, color, listen to music, and explore the city and try new food!

This is a picture of Sydney, Learning Center Lead

Ashley Chew (she/her/hers)

  • Position: Peer Tutoring Program Lead
  • Major: Biology (Chemistry Minor) 
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: San Ramon, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Japan Town
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Philosophy of Biology
  • What do you do in your free time? Draw, play the violin and piano

This is a picture of Ashley, Peer Tutoring program Lead at the Learning Center

Kahmala gonzales (SHE/they)

  • Positions: Front Desk Lead/ Peer Tutoring Program Lead
  • Major: Psychology
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Manjuyod, Philippines
  • Favorite spot in SF: Inspiration Point
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Psychology Practicum
  • What do you do in your free time? I enjoy trying out new restaurants and going to local markets.

This is a picture of Kahmala, the Learning Center Front Desk Lead

victoria "tori" spak (SHE/HER/HERS)

  • Position: Peer Tutoring Program Lead
  • Major: Biology 
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Ferry Building for Oysters
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Biochemistry
  • What do you do in your free time? Spirit Squad (dance), eat new food, hike, water sports

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Dian Braganza (he/him/his)

  • Position: Front Desk Lead
  • Major: Nursing (Gerontology Minor)
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Clovis, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Salesforce Park
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Creative Writing for Non-English Majors
  • What do you do in your free time? You can sometimes find me window shopping at one of the malls here in SF or carrying bags of stuff from Target LOL. But I'm mainly a homebody, spending time either on my phone or with family. 

This is a photo of Dian, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center


FRONT DESK STAFF MEMBERs

Jacob Magsalin (he/him/his)

  • Major: Nursing
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Union City, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Uncle Boys
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Ethics of Friendship
  • What do you do in your free time? I like watching anime, playing video games, hanging out with friends, or going on walks around the city!

This is a picture of Jacob, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

Adam Alamodin (he/him/his)

  • Major: Biology
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Oahu, HI
  • Favorite spot in SF: Fisherman's Wharf
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Rhetoric Across Borders I 
  • What do you do in your free time?
    In my spare time, I enjoy doing a lot of outdoor activities, especially basketball and tennis, and occasionally reading a book.

This is a picture of Adam, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

aanya shah (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Milpitas, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: The sutro baths at Lands End
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: 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!

This is a picture of Aanya, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

Danica tan (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: Biology
  • Year: Sophomore
  • 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.

This is a picture of Danica, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

JAMES Hermogeno (he/him/his)

  • Major: Psychology
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Antioch, CA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Haight Ashbury
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Asian American Psychology
  • What do you do in your free time? I love to paint and cook in my free time.

This is a picture of James, Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

ANAIS OFFLEY (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: International Studies, with minors in Spanish and Economics
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Kauai, Hawaii
  • Favorite spot in SF: Marina District!
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Intersecciones Culturales
  • What do you do in your free time? I love listening to podcasts while walking, hiking, exploring the city with friends, doing pilates, trying new ice cream places, and reading! 

This is a picture of Anais, a Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

tola macinnis (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: Performing Arts & Social Justice
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Gloucester, MA
  • Favorite spot in SF: Amoeba Music
  • Favorite class taken at USF so far: Music Theory
  • What do you do in your free time? I love to explore the city, read, listen to music, and play the viola

This is a picture of Tola, a Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center

dorreen darya-bari (SHE/hER/HERS)

  • Major: International Studies
  • Year: Sophomore
  • 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!

This is a picture of Dorreen, a Front Desk staff member at the Learning Center