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Alumni & Community Engagement

Alumni & Community Engagement works within UC San Diego Advancement to create a proud, loyal, and grateful Triton Family by supporting professional success, delivering profound experiences, and building meaningful and lasting relationships among students, alumni and community partners at home and worldwide.

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Management Team


Steph Barry '94
Assistant Vice Chancelor, Alumni & Community Engagement
(858) 534-3902 | Price Center East

Steph leads the university-wide alumni relations enterprise, its international programs, Board of Directors, and volunteer clubs and councils. She also oversees career services and industry engagement, Triton magazine, alumni operating and scholarship endowments and other alumni-driven fundraising initiatives.


Amelia Cortina
Interim Executive Director, Alumni Programs
(858) 246-0234 | Price Center East
Amelia is responsible for the management of all alumni engagement efforts in academic divisions, graduate and professional schools, campus partnerships, regional and special interest clubs, international alumni outreach, volunteer programs, and signature alumni programs.


Jeff Grantham
Senior Director, Marketing & Digital Outreach
(858) 246-0235 | University Center 201
Jeff is responsible for the creative identity of all alumni programs and services. Jeff brings more than 18 years of B2B and B2C sales and marketing experience to UC San Diego. 


Jarrett Haley
Editor in Chief, Triton Magazine
(858) 534-5630 | University Center 201
Jarrett is the editor-in-chief of Triton magazine. Prior to joining UC San Diego, he produced several literary and public safety magazines, as well as publications for the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame.


Gloria A. Negrete
Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives
(858)822-5221 | Career Services Ctr.
Gloria is responsible for management of special projects to strengthen and advance initiatives, opportunities, departmental goals, strategic advancement objectives and campaign readiness.


Craig Schmidt
Executive Director, Career & Professional Development
(858) 534-0143 | Career Services Ctr.

Craig oversees the Career Services Center, including career education and advising services which provide comprehensive career and professional assistance to UC San Diego students and alumni seeking to define career goals and make connections to employing organizations and graduate and professional schools.


Paula Thomas '87
Chief of Staff, Director of Operations
(858) 822-0145 | Price Center East
Paula serves as the chief operations officer and is responsible for daily operations of the unit. In addition, she is the liaison for campus-wide strategic initiatives and supports the UCSD Alumni Board of Directors.

Alumni Relations

Amelia Cortina
Deputy Director, Alumni Programs
(858) 246-0659
Tracie Davee
Director, Campus Alumni Relations
(858) 534-1714

Lisa Kellogg
Director, Graduate Alumni Programs
(858) 534-9394
Vacant
Director, Alumni Relations, Jacobs School of Engineering

Emily Loui
Director, Alumni Relations, Health & Medical Professions
(858) 534-3750
Jennie Van Meter '90
Director, Alumni Relations, Arts & Humanities
(858) 534-9048

Tamika Franklin
Director, Alumni Relations, Physical Sciences
(858) 246-0327
Jenelle Dean '05
Director, Alumni Relations, Social Sciences
(858) 246-0232

Nurit Mandel
Director, Alumni Relations, GPS
(858) 822-6756
Marilyn Li
Associate Director, External Relations,China
(858) 534-9469

Eliza Wiggins
Assistant Director, Signature Programs & Volunteer Engagement
(858) 534-6406
Cliff Carter
Event Coordinator
(858) 534-9466

Suzanne Bacon
Coordinator, Regional and Volunteer Coordinator
(858) 534-1125
Lindsay Beacco
Regional Event Coordinator
(858) 534-5659

Brooke Jones '14
Triton 5K Race Promoter
(858) 246-1865
Susanna Abrahamyan
Alumni Relations, Executive Assistant
(858) 534-0263

Triton Publications

Jarrett Haley
Editor in Chief, Triton Magazine
(858) 534-5630
Malinda Danziger '00
Managing Editor, Triton Magazine
(858) 534-9468 

Alex Morales
Associate Editor, Triton Magazine
(858) 822-0063       
Brandon Yu '16
Editorial Intern, Triton Magazine
(858) 246-0337         

Sherilyn Reus '16
Editorial Intern, Triton Magazine
858-246-0337


Marketing & Digital Outreach

Jeff Grantham
Senior Director, Marketing & Digital Outreach
(858) 246-0235


Vacant
Associate Director, Alumni Communications

Leo Kosuge '08
Analyst, Web and Digital Marketing
(858) 822-5807

Ian Transfiguracion '04
Director, Creative Services
(858) 534-0147
Alex Morales
Communication Specialist
(858) 822-0063

Brennan Romeril ’11
Marketing Project Coordinator
(858) 534-9476
Kaitlyn Ziegenhorn
Program Promotions & Graphic Designer
(858) 822-5815

Ed Ngai '17
Web & Digital Marketing Assistant


Industry Engagement & Regional Advancement

Joe Cribari
Associate Director, Employer Relations
(858) 822-4055
Michelle Tillman
Associate Director, Employer Relations
(858) 534-9197

Will Dyer '10 
Associate Director, Employer Relations
(858) 926-9278
Kristen Itahara
Employer Events Specialist
(858) 534-6710

Cyndy Stalmaster '93
Director, Industry Engagement, Life Sciences
(858) 822-3540


Sean Burns
Director, Regional Advancement
(858) 246-1944
Brandon Takata '05
Regional Advancement Officer
(209) 914-4130

Neal Quigley '05
Regional Advancement Officer
(858) 378-6116
Kara Hendrickson
Assistant Director, Alumni Discovery & Outreach
(858) 246-0237

Mary Lewis
Student Employment Manager
(858) 534-0150
Marco Rizo '08
Student Employment Analyst
(858) 534-3750

Connie Ruan '15
Student Employment Analyst
(858) 534-0148

Career & Professional Development

Craig Schmidt
Executive Director, Career & Professional Development
(858) 534-0143


Bryan Lubic
Director, Career Education & Advising
(858) 246-1682
Vacant
Associate Director, Career and Professional Development
858-534-9297

Bill Wingard
Lead Advisor
(858) 534-0158
Giulia Hoffmann '05
Graduate Student Career Advisor
(858) 534-0141

Emily Le
Professional School Career Advisor
(858) 534-0139
Jessica Kongthong
Health Professionals Career Advisor
(858) 534-0139

Analia Mendez
Career Advisor
(858) 534-0139
Roxanne Farkas
Career Advisor
(858) 534-0144

Jered Lish
Internship Advisor
(858) 534-6489
Michael Stromayer
Career Advisor
(858) 534-3490

Kathleen Onofrio
Essay Critique Specialist
(858) 534-4501
Roland Osae-Oppong
Center Operations Manager
(858) 534-1336

Albert Lopez
Technology Resource Specialist
(858) 822-3259
Mendy Casarez '10
Admin Projects Specialist
(858) 534-3750

Yessica Del Rincon
Admin Projects Specialist
(858) 534-3750
Sonia Honne-Gonzalez
Campus Community Centers Liaison
(858) 534-3750

Joel Tolson
Graduate Student Career Advisor
(858) 534-3750
Kathryn Dove '11
Graduate Intern

Leanna Biddle
Graduate Intern



Operations & Services

Paula Thomas '87
Chief of Staff, Director of Operations & Services
(858) 822-0145


Scott Mounier '95
Alumni Business Process Analyst
(858) 822-5054
Gloria Negrete
Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives 
(858) 822-5221

Grace Baker
Executive Associate to AVC
(858) 822-3188
Susanna Abrahamyan
Alumni Relations, Executive Assistant
(858) 534-0263 

ACE Business Office

Karin McGregor
HR and Financial Analyst
(858) 534-7447
Aimee Turpin '09
Business Officer
(858) 822-3795 

Kelly Todd
Finance Assistant
(858) 534-1180


The Basement

Gloria A. Negrete
Director, Planning and Strategic Initiatives
Basement Relations & Advancement
(858) 822-5221


Elizabeth Chang ‘14
The Basement Coordinator
(858) 534-1259
Alex Tran, '17
Programs Assistant, Intern
(858) 534-1218

Michael Chuang '17
Programs Assistant, Intern
(858) 534-1218

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