Quiana Oates joined UCSD Extension in 2019, continuing her career in higher education, where she has been working progressively since 2006. Quiana has earned a Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology from Columbia Union College and a Master of Public Administration from Washington Adventist University. She is currently a (2020) doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Business Administration program at the University of Maryland University College.
Quiana has worked for more than 12 years on college and university campuses, in the area of admissions, advising, student success, and retention, while developing strong mentoring relationships with a variety of students including first-generation and underrepresented students. Her areas of interest include, test-prep, student success, retention, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. In 2016 Quiana was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, a scholastic honor society that recognizes academic achievement among students in the fields of business, management, and administration.
Doctoral Candidate- Doctor of Business Administration at University of Maryland University College
Master of Public Administration from Washington Adventist University
Bachelor of Counseling Psychology from Columbia Union College