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2020–21 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients

Learn about current recipients of the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Awards.

Every year, UC San Diego recognizes exemplary staff employees. To find out more about the program and how recipients are selected, see Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program.

Watch the 2020-21 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Ceremony video.


2020-21 Principal Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year

Charles Bryant (PDF)
Building Automation Superintendent
Resource Management and Planning: Facilities Management


2020-21 Exemplary Staff Employees of the Year

Amanda Christine Gonzalez (PDF)
Clinical Nurse 2
Health Sciences: Outpatient Medicine Special Clinic

Antonio Nava (PDF)
Senior Strategic Initiatives Analyst
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer: Operational Strategic Initiatives

Ariane Parkes (PDF)
Student Affairs Manager
Academic Affairs: Political Science

Christa Ludeking (PDF)
Graduate Program Coordinator
Academic Affairs: Ethnic Studies

Fnann Russom Keflezighi (PDF)
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Academic Affairs: Muir College

Jason Alessio (PDF)
Catering Events Coordinator
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer: Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Jesus Ortiz (PDF)
Plumbing Superintendent
Resource Management and Planning: Facilities Management

Kenia Quiñonez (PDF)
Lead Timekeeper/Executive Assistant
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer: Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Lusia Veksler (PDF)
Faculty Administrator
Academic Affairs: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Lynsey Fitzpatrick (PDF)
Director of Strategic Research Opportunities
Research: Office of Research Affairs

Natania Trapp (PDF)
Associate Director of Student Conduct
Student Affairs: Office of Student Conduct

Rachel V. Syko (PDF)
Resident Relations Coordinator
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer: Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Robbie Jacob (PDF)
Associate Director of Logistics
Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer: Business and Financial Services

Todd White (PDF)
Senior Custodial Supervisor
Resource Management and Planning: Facilities Management

For more information, contact worklife@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-4115.
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