Carolyn Nordstrom guides the implementation of the institute’s new UC Mentors platform. This online system, using InstaViser software, provides a virtual meeting place to connect mentors with learners, making it easier for people to find the right help to build their network.
Niki Peterson believes in being the change one longs to see in the world. Through her efforts as senior program manager for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, she creates a professional yet welcoming entrepreneurial platform where innovators can come together to cultivate and develop their ideas into tangible/marketable products that benefit our global society.
Peterson holds a bachelor of science in accountancy from the California State University, Sacramento.
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
Peterson joins the GSM at UC Davis with 15 years of experience in higher education and K-12 alumni relations, advancement, and student affairs. She served for nine years at UCLA as the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, running a team of staff and volunteers in student leadership development and alumni relations programming. She then led the alumni relations department for The Buckley School, an independent K-12 in Sherman Oaks.
Jacqueline is responsible for driving work-flow improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. She collaborates with the Associate Director, Academic & Student Services on the development of the school’s enrollment and information systems. Jacqueline is responsible for working directly with the full-time MBA students by providing guidance for student programs, events, and activities as well as supporting MBA recruiting and admissions activities.
As the GSM Registrar, Lisa Sanchas is responsible for registration, course scheduling, enrollment management, academic progress, degree certification, record-keeping and student advising across all GSM programs. Sanchas also manages the GSM’s in-house student registration system for each program, creates the school’s academic calendar, and works with various campus units to resolve issues regarding fee assessments, student accounts, and financial aid.
With more than 20 years experience as a Director of Project and Instructional Resources, Sanchez manages the operations and instructional support unit for the school. She is instrumental in organizing, planning and meeting key objectives to enhance operations among students, faculty, and staff. Sanchez is well-versed on strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of many systems to improve resources available to faculty; overseeing all projects, including operations and facility management of teaching facilities located in Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon.
540 Alumni Ln
Provides administrative support for faculty members and students, including general reception and administration, instructional materials support, and student academic advising services. Provides facility management and equipment operation in the classrooms for both students and faculty members. Responsible for hotel contract discounts and various amenities for use by faculty and students.
On-site hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
12647 Alcosta Blvd.,
San Ramon, CA 95823
Andrea Shaw directs the efforts of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s admission and recruitment team. Andrea joined UC Davis in fall 2018, from National Career Education where she served as dean of education overseeing admissions, faculty, student programs and curriculum.
Previously, Andrea was director of marketing and admissions at Babson College’s FW Olin Graduate School of Business and School of Executive Education, as well as director of marketing & enrollment at Bentley University’s undergraduate and graduate school.
Davis, CA 95616
Sims comes to the GSM most recently from UC Davis IET Department. He was Storekeeper and Equipment Manager. He was employed with them for over 2 1/2 years. Previously, Sims worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs and UCDMC. He also served in the US Army for over 10 years as a Supply SGT/Operations Manager. He has his Bachelor of Science degree from Trident University in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. He is currently working towards his MBA from Trident University, which an anticipated graduation of 2019.
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
The IMPACT curriculum is a 10-week project capstone course that allows UCD MBA students to gain real-world experience by working on corporate strategy projects in small teams. Tracey serves as a liaison for sponsor donors, faculty leads, and student team members to provide high-level support for the course, performing complex coordinating, planning and analysis functions.
Davis, CA 95619
Responsible for workflow management, course evaluations, textbooks, consultation, and evaluation for Project & Instructional Resources. Coordinates instructional materials/resources for undergraduate, and graduate courses
Jennifer Tucker is a career development specialist with over 20 years of experience coaching and helping individuals identify their personal strengths and career interests. She has worked with students in all aspects of career development including assessment and planning, employer research, résumé writing, networking, interviewing and negotiating offers. She has conducted employer development, created and delivered career workshops, and is currently developing content for a start-up venture focused on assisting professional athletes with career transition.
Kevin manages shooting, editing and producing a wide range of videos about our dynamic community, helping to take our content to the next level through creative multimedia storytelling.
An accomplished video writer, director and editor, Kevin join us from UC Davis Health’s Public Affairs department where he produced and wrote documentary and promotional videos, working closely with professional writers/journalists and doctors. He also worked with Nugget Markets on multiple filming projects as cinematographer, editor and brain storming ideas for promotional videos.
Davis, CA 95616
Research expertise: advertising, brand management, promotions, international marketing and consumer behavior