Meet the Staff

Adelin Lo, MSO

310-825-0240 |


Gina Ruiz, Financial Manager

310-206-3248 |



Maria Porras, Assistant to the Chair & Academic Personnel Coordinator

310-983-1355 |

Maria was the Assistant to the Vice Chair and Program Coordinator for the Critical Care Unit in the Department of Surgery at UCLA for eight years and has been with UCLA for a total of fifteen years. Now, she joins the Department of Health Policy and Management as the Assistant to the Chair and Academic Coordinator. While living abroad, she was an elementary school teacher and also taught English as a second language (ESL) to native Costan Rican adults, an experience she considers fulfilling as well as enlightening. Maria speaks fluent English and Spanish and is a UCLA Certified Medical Interpreter. From 2014 to 2017, she participated actively with the Special Olympics, serving as a volunteer and liaison for the U.S. and Costa Rican delegations. In her free time, Maria loves listening to music, dancing, cooking, and traveling with her family. She is eager to provide her knowledge and experience in helping the department reach its goals. 


Anna Lim, Student Affairs Officer

310-825-7863 |

Anna graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physiological Sciences and has been part of Health Policy and Management Department for 11 years now. She was a work study student, here in the department, before she started working full time as an administrator. Now, she has taken the role of the Student Affairs Officer in pursuit of her passion to help, support, and enhance student growth and development. When she’s not working, she’s spending most of her time cuddling and cleaning up after her mischievous, yet irresistibly adorable American Eskimo named Skimo. She enjoys hiking, card making, painting, and reading for leisure.

Anna Lim


Valeria Suarez Gonzalez, Administrative Coordinator

310-825-2594 |

Valeria graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology. During her undergraduate career Valeria worked at the UCLA Textbook Store and was an active project director in the Raza Youth Empowerment Project. She is new to the Public Health department but since she is very passionate about medicine and public health, she is excited to join the department. Valeria enjoys decorating cakes, playing volleyball, going on trips, and playing with her dog.