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CalTeach Staff                                         

General Contact Information

E: calteach@ucmerced.edu                                                                                                                      

Program Director 

 

Chelsea Arnold, Ph.D.                                               
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 270
T: 209-228-4098
F: 209-228-4060
E: carnold4@ucmerced.edu

Program Coordinator

Hijab Chaudhry
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 270
T: 209-228-4098
F: 209-228-4060
E: hchaudhry@ucmerced.edu

About me:
 I am the Program Coordinator for the CalTeach program and have been part of the department since 2015. I am a UC Merced alumna, class of 2014 holding a BS in Business Management. I have been involved with the CalTeach program in projects related to advising, community outreach, program management and launching various other initiatives. I am also completing my MBA with Santa Clara University (class of Spring 2020) and hope to expand my expertise in higher education management as well as business management. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and spending time with family and friends.
 

Jessica Teran Salazar
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 270
T: 209-228-4098
F: 209-228-4060
E: jteransalazar@ucmerced.edu  

About me: 
I serve as the Student Services Advisor for the CalTeach program at UC Merced. I am a UC Merced alumna class of 2018 holding a BA in psychology. During my time at UC Merced, I was part of the CalTeach's Natural Sciences Education minor, Naturebridge Yosemite Externship, and Naturebridge Santa Monica Externship. During my last semester of undergrad, I participated in the UCDC program and was a congressional intern in Washington D.C. I hope to continue to working in higher education where I can help support students interested in K-12 education. In my spare time, I like to visit Disneyland, attend dodger games and try new foods!

Student Assistant 

Erika Salazar
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 270
T: 209-228-4098
F: 209-228-4060

About me: 
Hello! I am currently a CalTeach student assistant for the fall 2019 school year. I am a Molecular and Cell Biology 3rd year hoping to become a nurse practitioner in upcoming years with a focus on pediatrics. I love working with children and I love that I can be a step between making our students the teachers that will change lives in the future. 

Faculty Director

Mayya Tokman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 350
T: 209-228-4053
F: 209-228-4060
E: mtokman@ucmerced.edu

NSED Instructors

Somnath Sinha, Ph.D.
ssinha6@ucmerced.edu

Susan Campbell
scampbell8@ucmerced.edu


Need Advice?

  • Interested in a career in teaching? Stop by our office in Science and Engineering Building, Room 270, and pick up some brochures and fliers
  • Need to talk more in depth about a career in teaching? Click on the link below to schedule a time to meet with a CalTeach advisor.