The AAP Research, Assessment and Evaluation (RAE) unit maintains data on AAP programs and students while designing and implementing assessments and evaluations that examine their progress and outcomes. RAE provides data and data analysis support to all the AAP units, campus partners, and stakeholders to inform AAP services and offerings.

Alice Ho, Ph.D.

Alice Ho, Ph.D.

Director

Alice Ho is the Director of Research, Assessment and Evaluation in UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program (AAP) where she oversees many initiatives, including the Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars Program, that support first-generation, low-income undergraduate students of color as they prepare for graduate school. She also serves as the Curriculum Coordinator of UCLA’s Freshmen and Transfer Summer Programs and leads AAP’s research and assessment efforts. In the Division, she has also worked with the Center for Educational Assessment where she managed UCLA’s Senior Survey and worked on assessments of undergraduate curriculum, programs, and various grant initiatives. She has extensive institutional research, consulting, and leadership experience. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Education - Human Development and Psychology and her B.A. in Psychology with an Education minor, all from UCLA. She is a proud AAP alum who is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.

Feliz Quinones, Ph.D.

Feliz Quinones, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Feliz Quinones is the Assistant Director of AAP Research, Assessment and Evaluation, where she coordinates the management, development, and administration of AAP-wide survey efforts and assessment projects. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. and M.A. in Education, with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology, from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Prior to joining RAE, Feliz was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Human Development and taught research methods at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She brings extensive research, mentoring, and teaching experience to the RAE team.

Ramon Flores

Ramon Flores

Graduate Student Researcher

Ramon Flores is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development and Psychology at UCLA’;s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Camille Smith

Camille Smith

Graduate Student Researcher

Camille Smith is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA. As a budding research, assessment and evaluation professional, she seeks to supply research and data for informed decision-making on college campuses. She applies psychological theory to advocate for student success, social justice in higher education and the empowerment of underrepresented minorities on college campuses. She comes to UCLA from the University of Michigan where she completed her master’s degree in Higher Education Institutional Research. She obtained her bachelor’s in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from USC.

Sara Cruz

Sara Cruz

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sara (she/her) is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education Studies. She is a proud transfer from Santa Monica College and UCLA Alumni Scholar. On UCLA’s campus, she is a part of Latinas Guiding Latinas, Alumni Scholars Club, Women’s Empowerment Coalition, and the California Public Research Group. She is also an AAP Peer Counselor who has worked with incoming students during AAP Summer Programs - F/TSP. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing mindfulness meditation and painting.

Marilyn Martinez

Marilyn Martinez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Marilyn Martinez is a fourth-year transfer student majoring in Sociology and minoring in Chicana and Chicano Studies. She proudly transferred from Pasadena City College where she received three associate of arts degrees with administration honors in Sociology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology. She is a Regent and Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) Classic Site scholar from Glendale, California. Currently, she volunteers as a student notetaker at the Center for Accessible Education (CAE). After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to attend law school to better serve her community and advocate policy change that will improve the lives of many undocumented individuals and their families.

Aaron Sokthavy Tann

Aaron Sokthavy Tann

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aaron Sokthavy Tann is a first-generation college student, 4th year undergraduate, and 2nd year transfer majoring in Communication. Through AAP, he has been involved with the CCCP Scholars Program, as a Men of Color SITE scholar, and the Transfer Summer Program. As a Southeast Asian, Khmer American student at UCLA, he has been involved with the Southeast Asian Campus Learning Education and Retention (SEA CLEAR) project and the United Khmer Students as both an intern and mentor. The impact that educational programs have had on him inspire him to pay it forward through similar involvements, including research. He is a Transfer Alliance Program Scholar and a proud alumnus of Citrus College.

AAP Research, Assessment and Evaluation

Undergraduate Research Assistants

APPLY TODAY!

AAP’s Research, Assessment and Evaluation (RAE) unit invites AAP students who are interested in conducting research about AAP to apply to be an AAP Undergraduate Research Assistant. Research assistants will work alongside fellow undergraduates and graduate student mentors. Research Assistants are expected to commit 10 hrs/week to assigned research activities. Potential projects involve the different units and programs within AAP, Peer Learning, Counseling, Mentoring, Summer Programs, VIPS and CCCP Scholars, Data Dashboards, and more! No previous research experience is required. SRP 99 course credit is available.

Undergraduate Research Assistants have opportunities to collect and analyze data, learn data analysis and visualization software, and gain marketable research skills. Additionally, RAs will benefit from research methods workshops and mentorship from RAE staff.

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Eligibility: Application is open to second-year and beyond students and all transfer students. Applicants must AAP Members. No previous research experience is necessary. Volunteer or SRP 99 course credit available to those interested.

APPLY HERE – Note: you must log onto your g.ucla.edu in order to access the application form. You will also need to upload your resume so please have that prepared to submit.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 25th at 12PM Noon Pacific.
Interviews for selected candidates will take place in November 2021.
Please direct any questions to aaprae@ucla.edu.

Interested in AAP? Want to know more about AAP and our students and programs? Looking to collaborate with AAP?

AAP’s Research, Evaluation and Assessment unit accepts data requests from UCLA campus stakeholders seeking information about AAP students and programs.

Please see our AAP Facts page and Reports and Data page for more details on our current programs and students.

To submit a data request, please access our data request form here. For questions about data availability, please contact AAP RAE at aaprae@g.ucla.edu.