UCI Volunteer Programs

Professional Staff

Section 1


Darlene Esparza, M.S.

A proud Anteater since 2005, Darlene currently serves as the Director of Office of Campus Organizations at the University of California, Irvine.  Since joining the team in November 2015, she oversees the registration process for 600+ registered campus organizations and provides education on insurance and liability, risk management, food safety, leadership development, and event planning.  She also coordinates volunteer and community service activities within Student Life & Leadership, that include the UCI Alternative Break program. 

A first generation college student, Darlene received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2000, and in 2004 received her MA in Counseling, Student Affairs, from the University of San Diego.  She is involved with NASPA as a mentor for the undergraduate fellows program (NUFP). Prior to this appointment with the Office of Campus Organizations, Darlene served as assistant director of the Cross-Cultural Center, director of the Center for Service in Action and managed the Veteran Services office at UCI. 

Darlene enjoys traveling, and served as Resident Director for the May 2012 short-term program, and Spring 2012 voyage with Semester at Sea.  Darlene enjoys her work in higher education since she has the opportunity to learn from the students she interacts with and share in their personal and professional development while at UCI. 


Angie Keam
Assistant Director

Angie is excited to serve as the Assistant Director for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs. Since joining the team in 2018, Angie assists with supporting our campus organizations through advising, resources, and programming, while overseeing various volunteer programs and activities. Prior to her arrival to COVP, Angie lead programming efforts as the Assistant Director of Programs at the UCI International Center, where she oversaw International Student Orientation, and other programs that help international students adjust to life in the U.S. and at UCI.

Angie earned a Masters in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education and a Bachelors degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. At USC, she worked in functional areas such multicultural programming, leadership programs, and campus activities. As a first generation college student, Angie was also an active student leader at Cal State Fullerton, where she started a campus organization, sat on funding councils, advocated for resources for Asian Pacific Islander students, and faciliated leadership development programs.


Selina Bustillos
Program Coordinator

Selina graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. As an undergraduate student she worked for University Outreach, New Student Programs, and Upward Bound as a student coordinator, orientation leader, and intern. Her co-curricular activities included being an Ambassador for the Asian American Pacific Islander CSU-wide initiative to promote higher education to underrepresented AAPI communities and she was also a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow (NUFP). Her involvements have led her to find her passion to work in Student Affairs.

Nicole Inouye
Administrative Resources Manager