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Fall 2022 Advising

The Importance of Advisement

The Department of Technology strives to provide you with the support and academic information needed to reach your degree goal from the Department of Technology at California State University, Los Angeles.

We recommend contacting your advisor via email before registering for each semester to ensure that you are on track with your degree.  During the social distancing period, you can request a zoom meeting during office hours by emailing your advisor to request the zoom link.

For advising in please see below for specific majors

Rachel Friedman, Ph.D.
Aviation Administration Advisor

Office: E&T A-409
Phone: (323) 343-4563
Email: [email protected]


Xiaolei Chen, Ph.D.
Fire Protection Advisor

Office: E&T A-336
Phone: (323) 343-4567
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Th 10:30 - 12:30 pm in person or via zoom.


Mauricio Castillo, Ph.D.
Industrial Technology and M.A. Advisor

Office: E&T A-339
Phone: (323) 343-4573
Email: [email protected]



Rupa Purasinghe, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, Principal Advisor

Office: E&T A-337a
Phone: (323) 343-4459
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: TuTh 10:00 - 11:00am in person. 

* For the zoom appointments, please send an email with request to Dr. Purasinghe at [email protected]

Department Coordinator

Espie Contreras
Office: E&T A-337
Phone: (323) 343-4550
[email protected]
[email protected]




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