Meet the Staff


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Mia Watson‌
Phone: (310) 338 - 5861

Mia Watson joined LMU as the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in 2017. Following receiving a BA in English Literature from UCLA, Mia received an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Art from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to coming to LMU Ms. Watson work at UCLA managing retention and outreach programs for the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. As a visual artist with a passion for painting Ms. Watson brings a creative spirit to her leadership of the ARC. 


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Clinton Bullock
Associate Director, Course Tutoring
Phone: (310) 338-2726

Originally from Philadelphia, Clinton Bullock earned a BA in Spanish from La Salle University and a MA in International Policy Studies from Middleburry Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Previously the Associate Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs at MIIS, Clinton brings a passion for language acquisition, staff and faculty development, and global event planning to his work at the ARC. In his current role Mr. Bullock is working to enhance course tutoring and develop new initiatives to support the diverse needs of our student population, while pursuing his doctorate in Education at USC.



Ashley Watterson ‌
First To Go Coordinator
Phone: (310) 338 - 7653

Ashley Watterson received her BA in Asian and Pacific Studies with a minor in Chinese in 2013 and a MA in Higher Education Administration in 2017 from LMU.  She began her career at LMU in 2013 and joined the ARC staff in 2016. Ashley is passionate about and committed to working with first-generation and other underrepresented groups. Her special interests include the identity development of multiethnic students and international education. 



Jacqueline "Jackie" Leung
University Advisor
Phone: (310) 258 - 2605

Jackie Leung earned her undergraduate degree in International Business from the University of Denver where she also competed as a Division I student athlete in swimming.  She received her MA from LMU in Urban Education and has spent the past three years as the volunteer assistant coach for the women's swimming team.  As a University Advisor, Jackie hopes to provide quality advising and support to students across campus.  She is passionate about ensuring that students have access to all the resources necessary to be successful in their educational journeys.  



Jason Tran
University Advisor
Phone: (310) 338 - 7696

Jason Tran received his BA in Sociology with a minor in Asian American Studies from UCLA and his MA in Counseling from LMU. Prior to joining the ARC staff Jason worked as a Career Counselor at UCLA’s Career Center where he helped undergraduate and graduate students navigate the career development process. A Los Angeles native, Mr. Tran has committed his career to empowering students to realize their fullest potential. 



Melissa Iriarte‌
University Advisor
Phone: (310) 338 - 7678

Three-time Lion, Melissa Iriarte received her BA in English, MA in Higher Education Administration, and started her career all at LMU. As a former ARC writing tutor, GSLMU president, and a resident advisor, Ms. Iriarte began her professional career at LMU with the Student Affairs Dean's Office. Melissa currently serves as the on-campus advisor for Alpha Phi, is a staff senator, and will serve as the Interim Writing Coordinator for the ARC for the Fall Semester. It is her goal to contribute to the overall LMU community by assisting students with their educational goals.