Staff

Karina Chicas
Student Programs Advisor II
Office: KAP 302A
Email: kchicas@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-5403
Karina assists the Undergraduate Director in organizing career/graduate events. Serves as the student organization advisor for Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society (ODE) and the undergraduate Economics Association (EA). Monitors our upcoming tutoring center. As well as, provides academic counseling on matters of curriculum, course selections, degree requirements, and university policies.
Shannon Durbin
Student Services Advisor II
Office: KAP 300F
Email: sdurbin@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-7525
Shannon provides academic counseling on matters of curriculum, course selections, degree requirements, and university policies. Evaluates student problems, academic, administrative and refers to appropriate student services office for additional counseling.
Anay Martinez
Student Services Advisor I
Office: KAP 304
Email: anaymart@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-5835
Anay provides academic counseling on matters of curriculum, course selections, degree requirements, and university policies. Evaluates student problems, academic, administrative, and refers to appropriate student services office for additional counseling.
Young Miller
Office Manager II
Office: KAP 300E
Email: ymiller@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-4595
Young oversees all department administrative operations. Particularly, she is responsible for maintaining class scheduling, department budgets and faculty affairs. Young is also a huge USC Football fan and holds a Master's degree in Liberal Studies from USC.
   

Candy Ortega
Administrative Assistant

Email: candyort@usc.edu
Phone:

Candy assists Professor Isabelle Brocas with all the administrative duties related to the Institute for Economic Policy Research (IEPR) and the Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL). She assists in managing the theory seminars and conference events, such as scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, planning events, and distributing related materials. She also assists with budget preparation by gathering historical data related to materials, supplies, and stipends.

Veronica Pagan
Editor/Writer I
Office: KAP 306F
Email: vpagan@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-6017
Veronica manages the daily editorial processes of the Journal of Applied Econometrics (JAE), liaises with its international panel of co-editors and authors, and coordinates its annual Editorial Committee meetings.  She also assists Professor M. Hashem Pesaran with departmental matters as well as those related to the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE), and the Center for Applied Financial Economics (CAFE).
Fatima Perez
Administrative Assistant II
Office: KAP 300
Email: fcperez@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-8335

Fatima assists the department’s chair and office manager with various administrative tasks, projects and events. She also manages the new department’s website, maintains and updates records, and assists in the graduate student services.

Morgan Ponder
Student Services Advisor II
Office: KAP 300C
Email: ponder@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-3507
Morgan is in charge of all administrative issues for both the MA and PhD programs. He is responsible for graduate admissions, academic advisement and the PhD placement of candidates. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He's currently working towards his doctorate in education at UC San Diego.
   
Sena Schlessinger
Editor/Writer II, Journal Of Econometrics
Office: KAP 310C
Email: schless@usc.edu
Phone: (213)740-2124
Sena is responsible for assigning and corresponding with the Co-editors, Associate Editors, Authors, and maintaining the Editorial Express online submissions for the Journal of Econometrics.  In addition, she is also the personal secretary to Professor Cheng Hsiao.