Office of Student Services Staff
Student Services Coordinator
Debbie Mondares has over 25 years’ experience as an administrative and executive assistant at Project Concern International, UC San Diego, and UCI. She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and puts her creative flair to good use on law school flyers and promotional materials. She provides administrative support for the entire Student Services Department.
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Assistant Director of Career Development, Judicial Clerkships and Government Programs
EDU 1000, Room 1032
Before joining UC Irvine School of Law, Tran Meltzer worked as a staff attorney at the Public Law Center, where she handled consumer protection, probate and family law matters. She served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, president of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, and as a board member of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. Ms. Meltzer is a graduate of Tulane University Law School and UC Irvine, where she majored in Biological Sciences.
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Assistant Director of Career Development, Law Firm and Corporate Counsel Placement
EDU 1000, Room 1036
Erin Trenda previously practiced in the San Diego office of Cooley LLP and the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, where she litigated matters involving breach of contract, business torts and corporate governance disputes. During law school, Ms. Trenda was on the Board of Student Advisers and a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing. She also interned at the Department of Justice, Civil Division and Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office, Criminal Division. Ms. Trenda received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Government and History from Georgetown University.
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Assistant Director of Career Development, Public Interest and Fellowships
EDU 1000, Room 1038
Erin Han previously represented at-risk youth in education matters as a Senior Attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and as a Staff Attorney at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. As a law student in Boston, Erin interned for Harvard's Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center, Northeastern's Domestic Violence Institute, the Norfolk D.A.’s Office, and the EdLaw Project. Erin has spoken and published nationally on the legal representation of at-risk youth and domestic violence advocacy. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she was the Editor in Chief of the school's public interest law journal, and received her B.A. from Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude in political science.
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Career Development Counselor
Kelly Swanholm graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Film & Media Studies. Prior to joining UC Irvine School of Law in September 2009, Kelly worked as an administrative assistant with UCI Student Housing and the School of Humanities, a casting assistant for 20th Century Fox, and a student intern at the UCI Career Center. She began working at UC Irvine School of Law as Career Development Coordinator, and now provides additional direct services to students as Career Development Counselor.
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Career Development Assistant
MPAA Room 410
Jessica Galdiano is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and has worked on campus for the past six years. She previously assisted international students at UCI Extension's International Programs. Jessica joined UC Irvine School of Law in August 2011 as the receptionist, and now provides administrative support to the Career Development Office.
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Mary Kelleher-Jones has served the UC system for more than 30 years, including six as a law school Registrar. Before coming to UCI Law she held several positions at UC Berkeley, starting as a data control administrator in the Office of Admission and Records and ending as Boalt Hall’s Registrar. Ms. Kelleher-Jones received her B.A. from Berkeley.
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Jennah Jones has 10 years of experience working with students in a variety of settings, including leadership, academic advising, crisis management, instruction, residence life and student life. Before coming to UCI Law, she held positions at Syracuse, Duke, and North Carolina State universities. She received her M.S. in Higher Education at Syracuse University, and her B.A. in Sociology at the University of San Diego.
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