Rebecca Pacificar, Director

Rebecca is the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Westcliff University and oversees Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Student Accounts and Institutional Research. She has been working in Accounting and Finance for over 20 years, primarily in Post-Secondary Education. She has extensive experience in multi-site operational finance including budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, process optimization, and KPI reporting and analysis. Her areas of expertise include GAAP, financial reporting, financial modeling, and alignment of operational and financial goals. She has successfully led many operating teams through the annual budgeting process ensuring proactive collaboration and strategic emphasis. Rebecca is a results-driven leader and strives to provide accurate and timely financial data to empower stakeholders to make the most informed decisions possible.


Giang Do, Data Analyst

Giang is a Research Analyst for the Institutional Research Department at Westcliff University. She completed her BA in International Business in 2010 and worked in the banking industry for 2 years. While working in the finance and banking industry, Giang discovered her passion for information systems and data analysis. She then pursued her MS in Information System and Decision Science at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She focused on data mining and business analytics. Giang enjoys working with international students and contributing to the research projects at Westcliff University.


Visal Dom, Data Analyst

Visal Dom is a Research Analyst for the Institutional Research Department at Westcliff University.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of California, Irvine in 2011.  He then obtained his Masters of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach in 2014.  While at CSULB, Visal was a Graduate Assistant for the Political Science department and a research assistant for the College Business Administration researching academic articles and manipulating and mining data.  His fascination with data began with his love for Sports.  He would look in the newspaper every day to see the players’ and teams’ statistics.  His passion for data translated into working and enjoying his position as a research analyst at Westcliff University.  Fun Fact:  His favorite singer is Bryan Adams.


Jason Lee, Data Analyst

Jason completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2009 and Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education in Social Science from the University of Southern California, in 2012. Upon completion, he moved to New York City where he started his teaching career in a public high school. In 2017, he moved back to Southern California and joined Westcliff University in 2018 as a Student Services Advisor. Aside from working closely with the students, he regularly communicated with other department leads regarding operation matters. He joined the Institutional Research Department in 2022 as a Junior Data Analyst.


Laura Vlad, Data Analyst

Laura is a technology enthusiast with extensive experience in education. While in college, her interest in programming was sparked by a class in Artificial Intelligence. Laura went on to become a professor and taught Philosophy, and Logic for more than ten years, but the fascination with programming kept tugging at her. In 2021 she completed the Data Science Program with The Flatiron School. In 2022 her dream turned into reality by becoming a Research Analyst for the Institutional Research Department. In her free time Laura enjoys hiking and biking with her daughter.