Dr. David Glasgow

Assistant Vice Provost & RGSP Director

Dr. David Glasgow serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs.  David’s portfolio includes Testing, Tutoring, USC Research Gateway Scholars Program, USC Summer Bridge Program, Norman Topping Student Aid Fund, Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, Undergraduate Research Provost Fellowship Program, Undergraduate Research Associates Program, Progressive Degree Program. He also handles formal academic issue requests.

David has been in the University for over 27 years. He has almost 20 years of experience in the Office of Undergraduate Programs (USC Provost Office-Academic Programs) initiating and managing undergraduate academic student support programs and services.

David earned a bachelor’s of science and master’s degrees in Public Administration (now Sol Price School of Public Policy) and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the USC Rossier School of Education.

Dr. Alisa Sanchez

Professor of Writing & AMST 392 Instructor

Dr. Sanchez leads instruction and develops curriculum for Cohort writing and Research methods success. Dr. Sanchez has been a critical component of the Research Gateway Scholars as she provides specific writing and composition skill development to program participants throughout their 10-week SRI program.

Sabina Villalobos

Academic Advisor & Program Coordinator

Sabina coordinates the academic and organizational aspects of the program, and advises scholars on their research projects and graduate school applications.

Amelia Cruz

Graduate Mentor & Ph.D. Candidate in X

Amelia provides targeted guidance to students in the humanities and social sciences. In weekly meetings, she guides students in identifying graduate programs, drafting application materials for graduate school, and implementing best practices in research.

Dr. Bo Jin

Faculty Mentor & Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Bo develops the STEM curriculum for the 10-week Summer Research Institute Program, including refining and establishing syllabus items, and provides individualized guidance for STEM students on a weekly basis.

Riley Grosso

Graduate Mentor & Ph.D. Candidate in Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences (PHTS)

Riley provides targeted guidance to students in the brain and psychological sciences. During the 10-week Summer Research Institute Program, Riley meets with students weekly to help them identify potential graduate mentors, draft graduate application essays, and edit scientific texts (e.g., abstracts, manuscripts). Riley is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the USC Mann School of Pharmacy’s PHTS program. His research is focused on S.aureus persistent infections and alternative treatments. He is grateful to have the opportunity to mentor students in the SRI program and help support them in their transition to the next phase of their research. 

Ana Iris Navidad Rayon

Graduate Assistant & M.Ed. Candidate in Educational Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs

Ana offers student advising services to gateway scholars. She also assists with coordinating cohort events, website design, program planning, and contributes to the development of the 10-week Summer Research Institute Program. Ana’s interest in higher ed and student affairs derives from a drive to help underrepresented students access resources and opportunities. Research has played a significant part, exploring issues related to educational inequity that marginalized students face within the education system. This experience has solidified her passion to work in student affairs, where she aims to be an advocate and source of support in addressing the unique needs of underrepresented students in higher ed.

2023 Research Gateway Scholars Program Team