Contact Us

UROP’s services and programs are available in person and remotely. We can be contacted in the following ways:

Attend an Information Session

View our Calendar to find an Information Session to attend and learn more.

First-time visitors should attend the Get Involved in Research Information Session or watch all three Get Involved in Research recordings:

 Schedule an Ambassador Appointment

After attending an Information Session, you may wish to meet with a UROP student Ambassador in person or on Zoom. As current undergraduate student researchers, they are a valuable source of information to share their experiences. 

Schedule a Staff Advisor Appointment

After attending an Information Session, you may meet with a UROP Advisor in person or on Zoom if you need more assistance.

Drop in on Zoom

Drop in on Zoom to ask any questions you may have.

  • Wednesdays: 3-4 pm
  • Thursdays: 3-4 pm

Email the UROP Team

E-mail us your questions.

Call the UROP Office

Call us with your questions.

Visit our Office

Student Excellence Center
559 Science Library

Monday through Friday
10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm

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UROP Staff

UROP staff are dedicated to assisting students and faculty with all aspects of the undergraduate research process – from finding suitable research or creative opportunities with the right mentor, writing a proposal, presenting results, to writing a scholarly paper for publication.

Sharon Parks, Director

Gregoria Barazandeh, UROP Advisor

Jerry McMillan, UROP Advisor

Jarrod Ventura,         UROP Advisor

Brennan Devine, Administrative Coordinator

UROP Ambassadors

UROP Ambassadors are students who have extensive research experience. They serve as advocates for undergraduate research by assisting the UROP office with outreach, marketing, and mentoring through weekly office hours, info sessions, student researcher panels, and social media interactions. 

Sidra Ali, UROP Ambassador 

Major: Public Health Science

Nicholas Choi, UROP Ambassador 

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Gerald Lee, UROP Ambassador

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Julie Loritsch, UROP Ambassador 

Major: Neurobiology 


Christine Wei, UROP Ambassador

Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences 


We mourn the loss of UROP Advisor Philippe Relouzat, who died on November 5, 2021. In his work at UROP, Philippe was committed to helping students find their passions through research. We miss our colleague and friend: his easy smile, deep voice and hearty laugh.