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December 14, 2023

Location and Hours
Center for Student Services
Room 248 & Room 105
By appointment
Closed on Institute Holidays


Meet the Team

"Photo of Sean Cutting a  male with short hair wearing glasses and maroon shirt"

Sean Cutting

Accessibility Services Specialist (Room 105)

Sean joined Caltech in 2023 and his role focuses on collaborating with students with disabilities and medical conditions to ensure access through accommodations and other resources on campus and in the community. Sean is available to meet with students to discuss the CASS registration process, as well as ongoing guidance and check-ins for students who are registered with CASS. Sean also serves as a member of the CARE team, the Caltech ADA Committee, and UASH (advisory member).

Pronouns: he/him
Education: M.S. Counseling with option in Rehabilitation Counseling, California State University Los Angeles.
Professional Affiliations: Association on Higher Education and Disability.
Hobbies/Self-Care: Video games, board games, music, theater, movies, and playing with my son.
Wellness Tip: Don't underestimate the restorative power of taking a break from the phone or computer and getting outside, even for just a few minutes (the turtle pond is my favorite spot on campus).

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Jocelyn Vargas

Accessibility and Neurodiversity Services Specialist (Room 248)

Jocelyn joined the Caltech community in 2023. As the Accessibility and Neurodiversity Specialist for CASS, her main responsibilities involve providing comprehensive, student-centered support to those with diverse abilities and needs. This encompasses meeting with students to provide reasonable accommodations, advocating for accessibility campus-wide, and creating community training sessions aimed to share knowledge and tools to effectively support neurodiverse students. Jocelyn also serves as a member of the CARE team, the Caltech ADA Committee, and an Advisor of the Accessibility Advocacy student organization.

Pronouns: she/her/ella
Education: M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of California, Los Angeles B.A. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from Northwestern University
Professional Affiliations: Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Hobbies/Self-Care: Loves all things Nintendo and vintage toys! Also enjoys watching animated films, hiking with her dog, Koopa, and playing Pickleball on the weekends
Wellness Tip: Prioritize self-care by establishing a routine that balances academics, social life, and personal well-being. Get adequate sleep, create a comfortable study space, and incorporate mindfulness practices to manage stress. Connect with on-campus resources like occupational therapy, tutoring programs, counseling services, or student clubs. Remember that self-care is individual, so tailor your approach to suit your needs, and don't hesitate to seek support when necessary.