Devon Sakamoto
Assistant Dean of Students for Emmons Wellness Center


Devon received a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of California Riverside, and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. She has health education experience in both clinical and classroom settings, having worked in adolescent health for Planned Parenthood and Contra Costa County Public Health, before transitioning to the college and university setting. She has over ten years of experience working in student wellness and health promotion at the college level. Prior to coming to Oxy, Devon most recently served as Director of UC Riverside's health promotion department. Devon is passionate about increasing access and reducing barriers to holistic student well-being, with a focus on health equity. In her free time, Devon enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, and she is currently pursuing an education doctorate focused on higher education leadership and innovation.