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Building The Future In The Heart Of California

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 and a future alumna, is responsible for building bridges back to campus for a rapidly growing alumni population that currently exceeds 12,000.

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

Amber Flores

Amber Flores

Executive Director
Annual & Special Giving
P: 209-228-0079

Jessica Julian '10

Jessica "JaeJae" Julian '10

Interim Director
Alumni Relations
P: 209.228.4107

Magdalena Castañeda '15

Administrative Assistant
Alumni Relations
P: 209.228.4484

Sam Villareal

Samantha Villarreal Ceja

Student Assistant
Alumni Relations