UCSD Basic Needs Committee

On April 27th, 2016 the Basic Needs Committee was charged by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to specifically assist the campus with the following priorities:

  • A definition of food and housing insecurity that suits our campus’ unique needs
  • Identification of prevailing challenges associated with accessing affordable and sustainable food and housing
  • Creation of an inventory of all existing campus programs and services in support of housing and food security
  • Provide recommendations for further coordination and collaboration and possible new initiatives aimed at addressing food and housing insecurity

Basic Needs Committee Membership 2017-2018

Patty Mahaffey Committee Chair and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life
Hayley Weddle Committee Co-Chair and Graduate Student Representative
Mary Anan Assistant Director, Student Legal Services
William Armstrong Director, Student Research and Information
Lauren Barker Project Coordinator, Center for Community Health
Heather Belk Director, Associated Students
Monique Crandal Director, Student Affairs Case Management Services
Alexis Wesley Pantry Manager
Lesly Figueroa A.S. President
Yvonne Hernandez Friedman Associate Director, Residential Success and Community Development
Vonda Garcia Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
Kiara Gomez AVP Food and Housing Resources, Associated Students
Sherlock Li Lead Pantry Manager
Andrew B. Kahng Faculty - Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dominique Derse Pantry Manager
Alicia Magallanes Basic Needs Coordinator
Amanda Marples Assistant Director, Marketing and Programs University Centers
Christine McNamara Nutritionist, Student Health Services
Blanca Melendrez Executive Director, Center for Community Health
Kia Neri Commuter Events/Program Manager
Jon Carlos Senour Director of Student Legal Services
Martha Soledad Vela Acosta Center for Community Health
Lori Weiner Student Affairs Case Manager
John Weng Assistant Director, Associated Students Operations
Michelle Zive Center for Community Health
Janan Alk Basic Needs Student Services Assistant
Sophie Zhang Basic Needs Student Services Assistant
Paulo Pagsambugan Basic Needs Marketing and Communications Intern