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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.


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Michelle Ferrez , EdD

Director of Strategic Initiatives | mferrez@ucsd.edu

Michelle is responsible for the development and implementation of all new programs and projects that support the IDEA Engineering Student Center’s vision. She is responsible for the design of research, assessment, and evaluation activities for the Center, including the development of measurable and meaningful program and learning outcomes.


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.


Assistant Student Life and Diversity Coordinator
Victor Betts

Student Life Coordinator | vbetts@eng.ucsd.edu

Victor is the advisor for the diversity engineering student organizations whose focus is on leadership, academic excellence, and community service in order to succeed professionally in the engineering field. Victor also works on publishing materials that highlight the achievements and impacts of the IDEA Engineering Student Center. He also helps plan large-scale yield and retention programming events throughout the year.


Student Life Coordinator
Shane Moise

Student Life Coordinator | smoise@ucsd.edu | LinkedIn

Shane is inspired by and enjoys the company of provocatively creative people. His contributions to the IDEA Engineering Student Center are focused through advising for professional leadership experiences, student centered policy development, and cultural and community education. Shane hopes to influence positive environmental and social change through research, education, and experiential learning.


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.


Student Life Coordinator
Marina Gil

Sloan Scholars Program Assistant | m3gil@eng.ucsd.edu

Marina 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, and diversity graduate student recruitment.


IDEA Student Center Coordinator Carina Andres
Maggie Anderson

IDEA Student Center Coordinator | mha002@ucsd.edu

Maggie provides the administrative and program support for the IDEA Engineering Student Center. She works on several programs and events to support student success within the Jacobs School of Engineering. Maggie also manages the fiscal operations of the office as well as providing intake advising for the engineering student community.


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.


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