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Olivia Graeve , PhD

Faculty Director | ideadirector@ucsd.edu | http://graeve.ucsd.edu/

Olivia is responsible for leading and managing the IDEA Engineering Student Center team to deliver student developmental services across the entire Jacobs School of Engineering student body. She provides strategic planning and leadership to fulfill the overall goals of the IDEA Engineering Student Center, including the development, diversity, enrichment, inclusion and retention of engineering students.


Gennie Miranda , Assistant Director & Retention Coordinator
Gennie Miranda

Director of Operations | gbmiranda@ucsd.edu

Gennie has overall responsibility for coordinating, developing and promoting initiatives to advance the diversity, enrichment, inclusion and retention of all engineering students at the Jacobs School of Engineering. She guides staff members in the planning, coordination, staffing, budget, and resources management for all IDEA Engineering Student Center programs.


Student Program Coordinator
Ryan Fane

Student Program Coordinator | rfane@eng.ucsd.edu

Ryan serves as an advisor for engineering student organizations and as an advocate for the engineering student community as a whole. He oversees programs that promote student retention, foster leadership skills, and enhance the professional development of engineering undergraduates.


Student Program Coordinator
Ruben D. Rodriguez

Student Program Coordinator | r1rodriguez@eng.ucsd.edu

Ruben serves as an advisor for student diversity organizations (NSBE, SHPE, SWE, WIC and oSTEM) within the IDEA Engineering Student Center. In addition, he oversees programs that promote inclusion, community engagement, leadership development, and academic success; through newly admitted student programs, student development workshops, commencement events, and summer transition programs.


Student Life Coordinator
Jessica Baldis

Academic Success Coordinator | jbaldis@ucsd.edu

Jessica coordinates programs at the IDEA Engineering Student Center that foster proactive academic engagement of undergraduate engineering students to academic services that emphasize student persistence, including summer success programs, learning communities, and specialized workshops on succeeding in engineering.


IDEA Sloan Scholars Program Assistant
Sinai Cota

Sloan Scholars Program Assistant | sicota@eng.ucsd.edu

Sinai supports the Sloan Scholar Program with the nomination process of the awarded scholars; and organizes professional development events for the STEM scholars. She also supports graduate student life at the Jacobs School of Engineering through her work with the Jacobs Graduate Student Council, Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program, Engineering Graduate & Professional Scholarly Talks, and diversity graduate student recruitment.


Marina Banach

IDEA Student Center Coordinator | mbanach@ucsd.edu

Marina provides administrative, logistic, and fiscal support for the IDEA Engineering Student Center's programs and activities. This includes many of the programs and events that support student success within the Jacobs School of Engineering. Marina also coordinates the IDEA Center's communications, office operations and courses.


IDEA Student Center Coordinator Carina Andres
Adrian Dinescu

Marketing and Design Intern

Adrian designs marketing materials for IDEA Engineering Student Center programs and services. Together with Albert, they also provide event and office support.


IDEA Student Center Coordinator Carina Andres
Albert Peralta

Student Life and Design Intern

Albert designs marketing materials for IDEA Engineering Student Center programs and services. Together with Adrian, they also provide event and office support.


IDEA Student Life Intern
Martina Mitose

Student Life Intern

Martina provides event and office support for the IDEA Engineering Student Center


Contact Us

Campus Location: Jacobs Hall (EBU-1), Room 1400
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Mailing Address:
IDEA Student Center, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0429
La Jolla, CA 92093-0429

Phone: (858) 534-6105
Fax: (858) 822-5870
Email: idea@soe.ucsd.edu