UCSD Alumni


Meet Our Staff

Alumni & Community Engagement

Together, we create meaningful experiences for UC San Diego alumni, students and the entire Triton Family to ignite passion and deepen their commitment to the university as ambassadors, volunteers, leaders and philanthropists.

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Management Team

Brandon Buzbee '06
Executive Director, Industry Engagement and Regional Advancement
(858) 822-4001 | Career Services Ctr.

Brandon is responsible for engaging the employment community with UC San Diego talent through oversight of  employer relations and student employment.

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. She leads efforts to develop policies and procedures to enhance the infrastructure of the organization and provides project management, analytical support and leadership for strategic goal planning, resource management, professional and team advancement and facilities/space planning. In addition, she is the liaison for campus-wide strategic initiatives and supports the UCSD Alumni Board of Directors.

Alumni Programs

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
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

Lisa Kellogg 
Director, Graduate Alumni Programs
(858) 534-9394
Tamika Franklin
Director, Alumni Relations, Physical Sciences
(858) 246-0327

Jenelle Dean, '05
Director, Alumni Relations, Social Sciences
(858) 246-0232
Mary Jo Ball
Director, Alumni Relations, IR/PS
(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

Triton Publications

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

Anthony King
Associate Editor, Triton Magazine Online
(858) 534-5630
Alex Morales
Associate Editor, Triton Magazine
(858) 534-5630 

Marissa Adams '15
Editorial Intern, Triton Magazine
(858) 246-0337
Valerie Skerkavich
Editorial Intern, Triton Magazine

Marketing & Digital Outreach

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

Malinda Danziger '00
Associate Director, Alumni Communications
(858) 534-9468
Leo Kosuge '08
Analyst, Web and Digital Marketing
(858) 822-5807

Ian Transfiguracion '04
Asst. 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

Industry Engagement & Regional Advancement

Brandon Buzbee '06
Executive Director, Industry Engagement & Regional Outreach
(858) 822-4001

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

Iris Magid
Director, Industry Engagement and University Relations
(858) 534-9535
Sean Burns
Director, Regional Advancement
(858) 246-1944

Brandon Takata, '05
Regional Advancement Officer

Neal Quigley, '05
Regional Advancement Officer

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

Career & Professional Development

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

Bryan Lubic
Director, Career Education & Advising
(858) 246-1682
Jill Laing
Associate Director, Career and Professional Development

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

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

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

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

Graduate Intern

Leanna Biddle
Graduate Intern

Kathleen Onofrio
Essay Critique Specialist
(858) 534-4501
Center Operations Manager

Albert Lopez
Technology Resource Specialist
(858) 822-3259
Admin Projects Specialist

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

Operations & Services

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

Karin McGregor
HR and Financial Analyst
(858) 534-7447
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
Operations Assistant
(858) 534-0263 

ACE Business Office

Business Officer

Aimee Turpin '09
Finance and Operations Assistant
(858) 822-3795 

Kelly Todd
Finance Assistant
(858) 534-1180

The Basement

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

Elizabeth Chang, ‘13
The Basement Coordinator
(858) 534-1259
Igor Guen
Programs Assistant Intern
(858) 534-1218

Lilin Lo
Programs Assistant Intern
(858) 534-1218
Rachit Sengupta
Web Design Intern
(858) 246-0337
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