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Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

Coordinator, Teaching Assistant Development Program
tadp@ucr.edu 
University Office Building 141
Grad-to-Grad Support Hours: 10-11 AM Wednesdays

Sarah is a 7th year PhD candidate in Sociology who came to UCR from Canada, where she double majored in Sociology and Theatre at Queen's University. Her research focuses on intersectional inequalities in the workplace experiences of women police officers in the United States and Canada. She is also one of the rare graduate students who doesn't drink coffee.


Staff Photo Antara

Antara Chakravarty

Lead Consultant, Teaching Assistant Development Program
tamentor@ucr.edu 
University Office Building 141
Grad-to-Grad Support Hours: 11 AM-12PM Mondays

Antara is a 5th year PhD student in the Plant Pathology Program and was a 2018 UCR Grad Slam Finalist. Originally from India, she trained as a classical dancer from the age of 3 but now devotes her time to researching plant-based vaccines.


This is a photograph of Kyla Rankin

Kyla Rankin

Coordinator, University Teaching Certificate Program
utc@ucr.edu 
University Office Building 141
Grad-to-Grad Support Hours: 3-4 PM Tuesdays

Kyla is a 6th year graduate student in the Social/Personality Psychology Program, with an emphasis in Health and Well-Being. In her research, Kyla explores the benefits of flow states and mindfulness in order to design interventions for people experiencing stressful uncertainty. She has also TA'd and been lead instructor for several courses at UCR and participated in the 2019-2020 University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program.