Welcome to the Luskin School of Public Affairs Financial Services page. Our office provides core business services to faculty, students, and staff with a primary focus on contract and grant administration, financial management and analysis. These services are provided in accordance with University policies and procedures to ensure fiscal responsibility and regulatory compliance.

Each faculty member is assigned a fund manager, who will serve as a liaison between campus administrations. Please reach out to djaquez@luskin.ucla.edu for the assignments.

Departmental Response Times:

Your dedicated staff will respond within 48 hours from the time they receive your request.

UCLA Purchasing Response Times (Orders & Non-Travel Reimbursements):

It generally takes UCLA Purchasing 6-8 weeks to process payments on all orders and reimbursements.  Please plan events and notify your vendors well in advance to avoid penalties or disallowances. 

Staff Directory

Rowena Barlow
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 206-7571

Marsha Blum
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 206-6007

Arvin Chua
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 794-8916

James Martinez
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 206-6013

David Jaquez
Director, Research Administration
(310) 206-6013

Lisa Merin Edwards
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 206-8889

Birgitte Hunt
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 794-5152

Kathy Sekine
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 206-4331

Kelley Takeshita
Procurement Specialist
(310) 794-4366

Kristina Villarico
Senior Fund Manager
(310) 825-9396


Financial Services
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
3240 Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Interoffice Mail Code: 165606

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm