Jordan Kinard

Academic Advisor

Just like many students and staff here, I have a deep-seated appreciation for the gaming industry and I'm constantly looking at different ways that I can continue to be a part of it. I graduated in 2019 from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors of Art: Games and Playable Media where I learned a lot about the industry. I am committed to helping each student find their interests and to be prepared when they enter the gaming industry. I am excited to see the growth of many fellow game designers at USV!


Jordan is the advisor for the following department:
Game Design and Game Engineering


Amy Rodriguez

Senior Academic Advisor

Academic Accommodations

Amy graduated from San Jose State University, with a M.A. in Education, specialization in Counseling & Student Personnel, and Liberty University, with a B.S. in Psychology.

USV stands out from other schools because all of the class sizes are small. The instructors are able to get to know each one of the students in their classes. This personalized interaction can greatly enrich a student’s experience here.


Amy is the advisor for the following departments:
Audio Music and Technology
Computer Science
Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Bryanna Ortiz

Academic Advisor 

Hello! My name is Bryanna, and I will be your Academic Advisor for the Digital Art & Animation and Game Art programs. You may recognize me from my previous position as an admissions advisor on campus. I warmly invite you to visit my office and say hi!

Allow me to share a bit about myself. I am a first-generation graduate, motivated by a profound passion to empower students in not only achieving success but also fulfilling their dreams. As your advocate, I am wholeheartedly committed to supporting you from day one and providing guidance whenever you require it. My own journey in higher education began four years ago, and what distinguishes USV is its remarkable ability to foster creativity and enable students to express themselves freely.

I am genuinely excited to meet each and every one of you, and I look forward to building meaningful connections as we embark on this educational journey together.


Bryanna is the advisor for the following department:
Digital Art & Animation and Game Art


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