Rachel de los Reyes is a Student Affairs Officer responsible for advising graduate students on degree milestones, Graduate Council and campus policies, graduation requirements, mentorship issues, and admission requirements. She serves the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science programs, including the School of Education. She has been at UC Davis since 2007. Prior to her arrival at Graduate Studies, she worked in the College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and her Masters’ degrees in Higher Education Leadership and Higher Education Policy from CSU Sacramento and Walden University. She is currently working on her Ph.D in Education.
Devin L. Horton is the Graduate Diversity Officer for STEM disciplines at UC Davis. With nearly 10 years of experience in teaching and program development, Dr. Horton has a strong background in mentoring and student success. A Los Angeles native, Dr. Horton was the first in her family to attend college and the only one to earn a Ph.D. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. It is her experience as a first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged student that fuels her passion for providing effective and comprehensive student support.
Lindsey Dunn serves as an Associate Ombudsperson in the Ombuds Office at UC Davis. Lindsey holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Previously, Lindsey served as a Program Manager & Facilitator for Adventure Associates, Inc. a teambuilding and leadership training company. She has significant mediation experience and has worked as a Conflict Resolution and Training Consultant and as a Conflict Analyst with nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC.
Dana Hinojosa, MDR, currently serves as the Interim Director of the Ombuds Office at UC Davis. She previously served as the Assistant Director of Learning and Engagement at Pepperdine University where she facilitated trainings for faculty and staff on topics such as conflict management, negotiation, and productivity in the workplace. Dana earned a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and is an experienced mediator.
Tracey Pereida is an Academic Human Resource Analyst in Graduate Studies. She provides, training, analysis, interpretation and recommendations related to new and existing campus and system-wide academic personnel policies, procedures and practices as they relate to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Tracey advises the administration, deans’ office staff and faculty and staff on all matters related to graduate student and postdoctoral scholar academic personnel policies, procedures, and practices, including contract issues, performance management, leaves of absence, eligibility, restrictions, compensation, and a wide scope of other issues. After a career in private industry specializing in human resource administration, Tracey joined UC Davis. Tracey has been with the Graduate Studies team for over 13 years.
Teresa Dillinger passionate about helping graduate students and postdoctoral scholars achieve success both at UC Davis and in their chosen career paths. She is the director of GradPathways Institute for Professional Development, co-director of the Professors for the Future program, and serves on the management team for the Leaders for the Future program. Dr. Dillinger is also the nationwide project lead for ImaginePhD, an online career exploration and planning platform for humanities and social sciences PhDs. Teresa has over 18 years of experience in career and professional development programming and advising. She completed both her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Geography at UC Davis before embarking upon a career in academic administration.
Amanda Kimball is a project/policy analyst in the Analysis & Policy group of Graduate Studies. Prior to joining Graduate Studies over two years ago, she spent 15 years working at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM), first as a GSR while she was a PhD student in the Economics program and later as a full-time Research Specialist. While at the GSM, Amanda co-authored with faculty, managed a research grant, coordinated the curriculum development process for the MSBA program, and authored the UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders for six years. Amanda hails from the Washington, D.C. area, where she previously worked for the Corporate Executive Board, the Investment Company Institute, and Capital One.
A leader in nonprofit and academic organizations for over two decades, Paul David Terry works in the intersection between graduate student recruitment, nonprofit and volunteer management, public health and cultural competencies to help organizations maximize their messaging and influence with targeted online audiences. His in-depth experiences across various sectors (healthcare, academia, government and nonprofit) gives him a unique perspective on how to optimize engagement with targeted networks, including graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
An alumna of UC Davis, Dr. Josephine Moreno is the Graduate Diversity Director for Humanities and Arts, Social Sciences, and Education. After receiving her undergraduate degree at UC Davis, Dr. Moreno earned a master's degree at Fresno State and a doctoral degree at Iowa State University, followed by a postdoctoral year at UC Davis. She returned to UC Davis in 2013 from UC Berkeley where she was the Graduate Diversity Director in the Arts & Humanities Division for 12 years. Prior, she was also a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. Josephine is committed to supporting diverse students to successfully complete their graduate degrees at UC Davis and faculty and staff professional development.
Laura Young is the Senior Academic Advisor for graduate programs in the Medical & Biological Sciences. She provides advice and guidance on university policies and procedures, degree milestones, admissions and graduation requirements, issues with mentorship, and academic success. She has been at UC Davis since 2010 and prior to her current position, she served as the Graduate Program Coordinator for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Before UC Davis, Laura served as an advisor and graduation coordinator for undergraduates in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UCF, specializing in Psychology and Communication.