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About the Team

 Triton CORE Team

  • Ashley Metoyer, LCSW, MPA (she/her/s)

    Ashley Metoyer, LCSW, MPA (she/her/s)

    Triton CORE Manager

    Hi Tritons! My name is Ashley Metoyer and I am a Black cisgender female, a first-generation college student and a first-generation Belizean immigrant. I am so grateful to serve the UCSD campus community and look forward to continuously explore how to improve the care and coordination of services of Triton CORE. Prior to joining Triton CORE, I worked with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s Behavioral Wellness Center and the UCLA Rape Treatment Center. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am passionate about supporting underserved and minoritized/marginalized communities while acknowledging their intersectional identities. I support our campus community through a trauma-informed lens that acknowledges the varying systems of power we live in while also using a strength-based perspective when engaging with students.

  • Eduardo Caldera, LPCC (he/him/él)

    Eduardo Caldera, LPCC (he/him/él)

    Triton CORE Clinician 

    Hello UCSD!  My name is Eduardo Caldera and I'm a bilingual licensed therapist and Triton CORE Clinician.  I have been working in crisis response over five years and have come to realize how passionate I am about this work.  We all have moments when we're feeling down, alone, and don't know who to turn to.  With your permission, I will do my best to slow things down so that we can talk about what's been going on in your life and how to take action steps to get you where you want to be—all with the upmost respect and genuine interest.  I'm from Managua, Nicaragua and was raised in the Washington DC area.  I received my M.S. in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. 

  • Christian Gasca, LCSW, (he/him/él)

    Christian Gasca, LCSW, (he/him/él)

    Triton CORE Clinician 

    Hi! My name is Christian, pronouns he/him/el, and I’m so happy and excited to be joining the UCSD family as part of the Triton CORE team. I trained as a Clinical Social Worker and my current title is that of a Behavioral Health Counselor. I took on this role because I believe I can make a positive difference in the lives of students experiencing mental health distress and need compassionate support.

    As a first-generation college student, I have experienced firsthand the complex and stressful challenges of navigating life in higher education settings. I am passionate about working with all students and make a concerted effort to highlight the beautiful intersectional identities that make us uniquely wonderful.

    My clinical approach is student-centered, compassionate, mindful and caring. I’m a strong believer that it’s always okay to ask for help and that “our destiny is not written for us, but by us.” – Barack Obama

  • Jo Jo Lee. LPCC, NCC (she/her/她)

    Jo Jo Lee. LPCC, NCC (she/her/她)

    Triton CORE Clinician

    Hi! My name is Jo Jo Lee, pronouns she/her/她. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a UCSD alumna, I am very excited to return home to the Triton community and to serve as a Triton CORE clinician. Coming from an immigrant family where my parents did not have the opportunity to complete high school, I am proud of being a first-generation college graduate. Though there were obstacles and mental barriers throughout my higher education journey, I was fortunate to have a good support system during that time. Now that I have the chance to support the UCSD community, I would love to be your co-pilot on your higher education journey and guide you to a place where you can fly confidently and skillfully.  My clinical approach focuses on skill-based, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care, sprinkles with some light humor. I am looking forward to the meaningful expeditions we get to explore together. Bon Voyage!

For any behavioral health crisis-related matter, please contact the UCPD non-emergency line at 858-534-HELP (4357) for consultation. For any administrative-related matter, you may email us at

Please refrain from emailing us for any matter related to behavioral health crises as our team may not be able to address them promptly.