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Finance Office

Welcome to the Business Office! We provide core business services to faculty, students, and staff with a primary focus on personnel/payroll, contract and grant administration, and financial monitoring and analysis.

Our goal is to deliver knowledgeable, responsive, and solution-oriented service that supports the teaching, research, and public service of the School of Education & Information Studies.

To serve as a model by which other professional schools on campus measure achievement and success in meeting administrative responsibilities to faculty, students, and staff.

The Business Office:

  • Values the unique experience and knowledge our staff brings to accomplishing our mission and we actively encourage teamwork and professional development to promote a high level of versatility (cross-training), competence, and expertise.
  • Provides leadership and delivers training in the areas of human resources, financial management, and contract and grant administration to develop best practices, user-friendly tools and resources, and operational systems to enhance overall services.
  • Serves as the liaison between faculty, students, and staff and the central campus administration to coordinate the highest levels of service and customer satisfaction.
  • Strives to provide timely and solution-oriented services to maintain compliance with applicable policies, regulations, and laws and to communicate these compliance matters in understandable terms.
  • Researches and applies practical/innovative solutions to keep pace with a changing UCLA Ed&IS, constantly improve our efficiency, and add value to the administrative services provided to faculty, students, and staff.
  • Karla Breen, Assistant Dean for Financial Administration/CFO
    Office: Moore Hall 2331 Phone: (310) 206-0202 Email:
  • Lora Choi, Business Office Manager, DSA
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 Phone: (310) 206-1454
  • Jeff Diaz,
 Senior Contracts & Grants Manager
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 Phone: (310) 825-7474 
  • Aris Santiago, 
Department Finaicial Analyst & Controller/DSA
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 Phone: (310) 206-7424 
  • Contact Us
    Office Hours 
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 
Closed 12:00-1:00pm Mailing Address 
UCLA School of Education & Information Studies
 Attn: Business Office 2051 Moore Hall
 Los Angeles, CA 90095-152104
  • Francisco Santana,
 Senior Contracts & Grant Manager
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 
  • Desiree Smith,
 Financial Analyst
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 
Phone: (310) 825-8322 
  • Nicole Thompson, Senior Contracts and Grants Manager
    Office: Moore Hall 2051 Phone: (310) 825-4426 Email:
  • Heidi Vitug,
 Professional Learning Programs Manager
    Office: Moore Hall 2005 Phone: (310) 206-0418

Contracts & Grants

Business Travel

Purchasing and Procurements