Team Members


Dr. Sammy Elzarka, Director

Sammy Elzarka has served multiple roles in the areas of assessment, accreditation, faculty development, and data analytics/presentation. He has led institutional teams for accreditation reports and visits (including those for education, law, and business), served as a site visitor for WSCUC, and is a graduate of the WSCUC Assessment Learning Academy. Most recently he came to us from a law firm where he directed all professional development and training programs. He currently serves as an annual reviewer for the American Education Research Association reviewing session submissions focused on the use of data in higher education.


Giang Do, Data Analyst

Giang is an Institutional 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, business analytics and information systems. Giang enjoys working with international students and contributing to the research projects at Westcliff University.


Brian Lee, Data Analyst

Brian completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine in 2017 and Masters of Science in Mathematics from Portland State University in 2022. Upon completion, he moved back to Southern California and joined Westcliff University at the start of 2023 as a junior Data Analyst. He believes when it comes to questions of data, the answer lies in the heart of context.



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.