Sophia Gersalia is an Academic Personnel Analyst in the Office of the Vice Provost – Academic Affairs. She advises the administration, deans’ office staff and faculty on all matters related to academic personnel policies, procedures, and practices, including advancements, leaves of absence, compensation, and a wide scope of other issues. Sophia began her UCD career as a casual employee in the Dean’s Office- School of Medicine. Shortly after, she was hired at the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory as part of the Administrative Team, where she spent 17 years. She joined the Academic Affairs Office in October 2016.