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Building The Future In The Heart Of California




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, currently comprised of three UC Merced Alumni and two future alumnae, 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


Jessica "JaeJae" Julian '10

Alumni Relations Specialist
P: 209.228.4107


Magdalena Castañeda '15

Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations
P: 209.228.4484


Samantha Villareal

Alumni Relations Student Assistant