New Hire Spotlight

New Hire Spotlight


Mary Clabaugh


Department:  Services for International Student and Scholars

Title:  International Student & Scholar Advisor

Hobbies/Fun Facts:   I love learning about new cultures and enjoy dancing.

Julie Kaye


Department: World Food Center

Title: Executive Assistant to Roger Beachy

Hobbies/Fun Facts:  I spent ten years traveling the world as an international travel planner with CEOs of American healthcare plans studying healthcare policy. I’ve been in the overseas Embassy homes of 11 US Ambassadors.


Margie Lynn Barr

Kathleen Diblasio

Department: iAMSTEM Hub

Title: Program Analyst I

Hobbies/Fun Facts: My hobby is photography.

Juli Raju


Department: University Outreach & Intenational Programs

Title: Executive Analyst to the Vice Provost (contract)

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I enjoy being a student of life who is inspired to learn from everyday adventures/experiences.  Some of my hobbies include volunteering, travelling, and observing nature at its finest.

Lissa Torfi


Department: Academic Affairs

Title: Academic Affairs Consultant

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I have almost maxed out the space on my iPhone because I have too many pictures of my two-year old grandson.  I have developed an affinity for shoes—water shoes that is, to enjoy kayaking and boating.  I love wandering through stores that sell crafting and organizing stuff.


Roger Beachy


Department: World Food Center

Title: Executive Director

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Downhill Skiing and Classical music including opera – they all seem to flow together!

Kristin Burns


Department: Strategic Communications

Title: Marketing Writer

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I am an avid soccer fan. Can't wait for the World Cup this summer!

Uylanda Dennis


Department: Office of the Provost

Title: Administrative Specialist

Hobbies/Fun Facts: My family and I have an unquenched passion for learning multiple languages and exploring various cultures. This passion has led our family to currently reside on three different continents.

Leah Hart


Department: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Title: Program Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I'm active in empowering communities, currently creating a program focused on the development of greatness in young people.

Shireen Lovell


Department: Financial Services

Title: Finance Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Spending time with my family and participating in anything “mountain-related” including skiing, hiking, etc.

Virag Nikolics


Department: Services for International Students and Scholars

Title: International Student Advisor (contract)

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A

Victoria Whitworth


Department: English as a Second Language

Title: ESL Program Assistant

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I'm bi-cultural, having lived in London from the ages of 18 to 35 (High school in U.S., University in U.K.)


Pearl Buniger


Department: iAMSTEM Hub

Title: Graphic Designer / Web Developer

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love gardening and and getting together with friends for game nights.

Doug Kouba


Department: Strategic Communications

Title: Licensing and Trademarks Coordinator

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love to ride my bike, I ride about 6,000 miles a year.


Jeanene Hayes


Department: Undergraduate Education

Title: Business Coordinator

Hobbies/Fun Facts:  I love being a mom of two amazing kids that keep me very busy with sports.  I also have an identical twin.

Sergei Mistyuk

Florencio Inzunza

Department: iAMSTEM Hub

Title: Programmer

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A

Michelle Vylecka


Department: Undergraduate Research Center

Title: Program Assistant

Hobbies/Fun Facts:  I love to cook/bake and am part of a chocolate tasting panel at UC Davis.


Samantha Ashley Huynh

Emily Taylor

Department: Office of Campus Community Relations

Title: Adminstrative Assistant (temp)

Hobbies/Fun Facts: I love to read. I read at least one book per week..

Alberto Guzman-Alvarez


Department: iAMSTEM Hub

Title: Evaluation Analyst

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A

Dawn Takaoglu


Department: English as a Second Language

Title: Academic Coordinator

Hobbies/Fun Facts: N/A