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Student Services Staff for Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health!

The staff of the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs is well prepared and ready to assist you in your quest for a public health degree.

Our office provides centralized comprehensive student services for all applicants to and students and alumni of the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, including preadmission counseling, guidance related to degree requirement deadlines and graduate internship implementation, career advisement, and college-provided financial aid and scholarships.

Most importantly, the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs exists to help applicants and students pursue their dreams of becoming public health professionals. We look forward to working with you!

- Chris Tisch, Assistant Dean

Office of Student Services Contacts

The Staff of the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs is here to serve you. We are located at:

Drachman Hall, Room A302
1295 N. Martin / PO Box 245033
Tucson, AZ 85724

FAX: 520.626.3206

Please direct your question to the appropriate staff member:

Chris Tisch Chris Tisch
Assistant Dean
Directs the activities and staff of OSSAA. Counsels students and serves as their advocate. Administers student scholarship awards and teaching assistantships. Provides career advisement services. Acts as the advisor to student and alumni groups. Represents MEZCOPH student interests at the college, university, local and national levels.


Gisela Ochoa Gisela Ochoa
Administrative Assistant
Plans and facilitates academic events, manages Assistant Dean's calendar, manages locker assignments, facilitates student travel, and tracks alumni.


Melanie Fleck Melanie Fleck, MPH, CHES
Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs
Coordinates and supports the student, faculty, and academic activities of the undergraduate public health program in Tucson and with Arizona Online. Supervises undergraduate academic advisors. Serves as the MEZCOPH representative to the UA regarding undergraduate program matters. Currently advising students with last names H-Z.


Abba Kris Maria Versace Abba Kris Maria Versace, CHES
Academic Advisor II 
Serves as the academic advisor for undergraduate students with last names that begin with the letter A-M. Performs recruiting/outreach functions.


Grace Patterson, MA Grace Patterson, MA
Academic Advisor II
Serves as the academic advisor for all undergraduate students in the fully online program. Works in collaboration with Arizona Online to actively recruit new students, both from community colleges in Arizona and across the U.S.


Visit the Graduate Team student services staff page or the Online Team staff page for more information.

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