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Alumni Relations Team


As a unit within External Relations, the Office of Alumni Relations provides leadership in planning, implementing and managing alumni programs, events and initiatives for the UC Merced Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, and San Joaquin Valley UC Alumni Network. The small but nimble team, comprised of two UC Merced Alumnae, is responsible for building bridges back to campus for a rapidly growing alumni population that currently exceeds 18,000.

Offices are located in the heart of the city at the UC Merced Downtown Campus Center, 655 W. 18th Street. Members of the team can be reached directly at the information provided below or via email and via phone at 209.228.ALUM (2586).

Magdalena Castañeda '15

Program Coordinator
Annual Giving & Alumni Relations | Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships
P: 209.228.4484

Gabrielle Orduna '17, MM '22

Alumni Relations Specialist
Alumni Relations | Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships