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Contacts

Partnerships with industry, alumni, government agencies and the community are critical to the success of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. The External Relations Team is available to assist you in developing meaningful relationships with the Jacobs School, our faculty and our students. Follow the links below to contact our team:

Executive Director's Office

Hagen, Denine Denine Hagen
Assistant Dean for Programs and Initiatives
dhagen@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-2920
Fax: (858) 534-0351
Job Description: Provides strategic direction for the Jacobs School's communications, development and corporate relations activities.
White, Auntwanette Auntwanette White
Exec Asst
aawhite@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-0007
Fax: (858) 534-0351
Job Description: Provides executive assistance to the Assistant Dean for Programs and Initiatives for the Jacobs School of Engineering. Serves as a key resource in Jacobs School interactions and relationships with outside partners, including members of the School's Council of Advisors.

Alumni Relations and Development

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Corporate Affiliates Program

Noghera, Cody Cody Noghera
Executive Director of the Corporate Research Partnerships
cnoghera@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 246-0214
Job Description: Expand engagement with industry in support of the agile research center's strategic priorities as a primary business development leader in establishing brand marketing, research reviews and conferences/workshops and sustainable corporate membership and value in centers and institutes.
McPhail, Lon Lon McPhail
Director of the Corporate Research Partnerships
lmcphail@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (619) 840-7600
Job Description: Lead strategic corporate engagement of the agile research centers, research institutes and priority initiatives of the Dean for meaningful collaborative research, student professional development, and industry partnership objectives and value proposition.
Dyer, William William Dyer
Director of the Corporate Affiliates Program
wyder@eng.ucsd.edu
Job Description: Directs Industry Relations Strategies to drive partnership offerings of the Corporate Affiliates Program in support of significant talent and research engagement with Faculty, Departments, Centers, and Institutes related to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.
Gibson, Luciana Xavier Luciana Xavier Gibson
Assistant Director of the Corporate Affiliates Program
lxavier@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-6254
Job Description: Guides industry in growing partnership strategies for collaborative research connections as well as opportunities that enhance the interests of Jacobs School students, faculty and serving industry partners aligned to the initiatives of our Dean.
Metzger, Loren Loren Metzger
Associate Director, Talent Programs
lemetzger@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-6772
Job Description: Manages Executive Engagement with University Relations and Recruiting partnerships that primarily focus on Talent Acquisition Strategies and Corporate Affiliates Program offerings including delivery of the Team Internship Program (TIP).
Kreger, Paula Paula Kreger
Mgr/Corp Affiliates Prog
pkreger@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-3148
Job Description: Promotes and manages benefits and services for Corporate Affiliates Program members, and facilitates visits of CAP members to campus.
Lahtov, Martin Martin Lahtov
Conference and Special Programs Manager - Agile Research Centers
mlahtov@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-1033
Job Description: Manages major event operations including research summits, marketing and events applications for the Jacobs School Agile Research Centers Programming. Serves as the primary event liaison to engineering faculty, administrators, and industry partners.
Wilgalis, Gina Under Recruitment - TBD
Exec Asst
capassistant@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-4496
Job Description: The Executive Assistant to the Jacobs School of Engineering's Corporate Affiliates Program provides direct executive level administrative assistance to the Director and Deputy Director. Responsible for assisting with meetings between industry partners, faculty, staff and students.
No Image Under Recruitment - TBD
Corporate Engagement Research Analyst
Phone: TBD
Job Description: Fosters strategic industrial partnerships and Jacobs School initiatives by curating and managing data and intelligence assets of the university and tracking corporate engagement metrics as part of the Corporate Relations Team.

News And Communications

Kane, Daniel Daniel Kane
Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs
dbkane@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-3262
Job Description: Develops and implements strategic communication plans, with an emphasis on science writing, electronic communications and maintaining excellent relations with regional and national news media.
David Baillot David Baillot
Manager of Creative Services
dbaillot@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-7655
Job Description: Determines design specifications, timelines, resource challenges, and priorities for current and incoming art, graphics, video and web design projects. Responsible for all aspects of design and production of all printed, multi-media and web-based promotional materials for the Jacobs School of Engineering.
Ioana Patringenaru Liezel Labios
Public Information Representative
llabios@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 246-1124
Job Description: Promotes the Jacobs School as one of the top engineering schools in the United States and in the world through science writing and media relations activities.
Ioana Patringenaru Ioana Patringenaru
Public Information Representative
ipatrin@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-0899
Job Description: Promotes the Jacobs School as one of the top engineering schools in the United States and in the world through science writing and media relations activities.
Ioana Patringenaru Deborah Osae-Oppong
Marketing & Communications Specialist
dosaeoppong@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-8390
Job Description: Works in a variety of media to support the educational, research and entrepreneurial missions of the Jacobs School of Engineering.
Ramsey, Douglas Douglas Ramsey
Communications Director
dramsey@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-5825
Fax: (858) 534-0351
Job Description: Oversees the comprehensive public relations program for Calit2. Works to advance multimedia communications, including streaming video on the Web, video to support project funding proposals, and engineering-related programming for UCSD-TV.

von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement

Dey, Sujit Sujit Dey, Ph.D.
Faculty Director
sdey@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-0750
Fax: (858) 822-5959
Building/Room: Bioengineering Building, 007
Job Description: Develop plans to attract more investors and entrepreneurs to support the work of the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center.
Yturralde, Jennifer Jennifer Yturralde
Commercialization Analyst
jyturralde@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-1143
Fax: (858) 822-5959
Building/Room: Bioengineering Building, 011
Job Description:
Deaton, Lori Lori Deaton, Ph.D., PMP
Project Manager
ldeaton@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 246-1178
Fax: (858) 822-5959
Building/Room: Bioengineering Building, 010
Job Description: Develop programs that train science and engineering leaders at universities and businesses around the world to commercialize their innovative ideas and technologies.
Bautista, Lynn Lynn Bautista
Center Coordinator
mlbautista@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-1142
Fax: (858) 822-5959
Building/Room: Bioengineering Building, 004
Job Description: Providing support to the Jacobs School of Engineering Entrepreneurism and Leadership Programs. Working in collaboration with the Senior Executive Director, E& L Programs Staff and other UC San Diego departments. Responsible for participating in the production of marketing and other promotional materials including its social media platforms.
Roberto Plascencia Roberto Plascencia
von Liebig Center Fellow
rtplascencia@eng.ucsd.edu
Job Description: Roberto supports the Center by working on various von Liebig projects and collaborations with Mexico and Latin America.
Mohamedi Kagalwala Mohamedi Kagalwala
von Liebig Center Fellow
mohamedi.kagalwala@rady.ucsd.edu
Job Description: Mohamedi supports the Center by working on various von Liebig projects and collaborations.