New Hire Spotlight

New Hire Spotlight

July

Peter Hartsough

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Department: Global Affairs

Title:  Director, Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love climbing in the mountains and sailing on the ocean, pretty good hobbies for a hydrologist.

Nancy Petrisko

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Department: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Title: Director of Development

Hobbies/Fun Facts:  I’m an avid sculler and spent over 15 years on a team in Washington, DC.  Now that I’ve moved to California, I’m searching for a local rowing community.  

June

Krystal Sweat

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Department: Office of Campus Community Relations

Title: Administrative Assistant

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I enjoy spending time at the golf range with my Dad. I also like to volunteer my time in community service and mentoring. Currently, I am attempting to learn Persian.

Lisa Stevenson

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Department: Shrem Museum of Art

Title: Business Operations Coordinator 

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A

Kelly deMarrais

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Department: Academic Senate

Title: Resource Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I once drove from Indiana to Alaska.

Saba Mohtasham

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Department: Shrem Museum of Art

Title: Assistant to the Director

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I walked 250 miles across Spain

Bill Kuhlman

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Department: Ceremonies & Special Events

Title: Events Manager

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I like to work out and have belonged to the ARC for 10 years. I live in North Davis and commute to work by bicycle while my wife Roberta, formerly of the GSM, works in LA and commutes weekly on Southwest. Our daughter will be a Sophomore this year at Loyla Marymount University in LA. 

May

Angel Tsou-Krall

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Department: Academic Affairs

Title: Administrative Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love to cook, it's my enjoyment. It's even better when the food is enjoyed, however that does not happen too often since I have two teenage sons (15 and13) that would prefer hamburgers at every meal.  I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and speak fluent Mandarin.

Heidi Van Beek

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Department: Undergraduate Education

Title: Assistant Director, University Honors Program 

Hobbies/Fun Facts: From Iowa, lived in Asia for four years, regularly practice Bikram style yoga. 

Jennifer Lisa Wang

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Department: Ceremonies & Special Events

Title: Events Specialist

Hobbies/Fun Facts: In addition to event planning, I also have a passion for architecture, interior design and visual arts. I'm also an avid NPR listener and a yoga enthusiast. I recently discovered a list of locations with happy hours in downtown Davis, and I look forward to checking out all the specials with my colleagues! 

Tiffany Johnson

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Department: Undergraduate Education

Title: Academic Assessment Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love to do anything related to sports, cooking, art, being outdoors and playing with my daughter. I also played water polo for UC Davis and was the first female water polo player to be inducted into the UC Davis Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kyle Summers

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Department: World Food Center

Title: Development and Operations Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A

Lauren Becker

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Department: Campus Counsel

Title:  Law Clerk

Hobbies/Fun Facts: NYT crossword puzzles

April or Prior

Colleen Schulman

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Department: Shrem Museum of Art

Title: Development and Membership Manager

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I am an outreach volunteer and foster “parront” with Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, a nonprofit that helps more than 300 neglected, abused, injured or abandoned birds each year. Flock Schulman fluctuates in size – I currently have seven card-carrying members. 

Nicole Seemungal

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Department: University Honors Program

Title: Program Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I am from New York City and love reading!

Angela Oates

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Department: Ceremonies and Special Events

Title: Events Manager

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I enjoy making woodblock prints and designing/maintaining gardens.