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About Export Control

Learn about the UC San Diego Export Control team and services.

UC San Diego Departmental Export Control Responsibilities (PDF)

Export Control identifies and manages export risks and provides export licenses in support of the research activities of university faculty, staff, and students.

Services We Provide

The duties of the Export Control Office are to:
  • Determine whether the activity is subject to U.S. jurisdiction
  • Classify the technology or goods involved (e.g., subject to ITAR, EAR, or other controls)
  • Work with researchers to develop Technology Control Plans
  • Determine whether any embargoes apply or whether any prohibited parties or destinations are involved
  • Determine if a license is needed for the particular technology and particular end-use and end-user
  • Determine if any license exemptions or exceptions are available (e.g., public domain, fundamental research, etc.)
  • Determine if a license is required, and if so apply promptly and keep records
  • Provide customized training on various export control topics

About UC San Diego's Export Control Office

Laura Provencher

Laura Provencher is the Export Control Director for UC San Diego. She has over 10 years of combined experience working closely with cross-campus constituents to assess and secure international travel and controlled (EAR, ITAR, CUI) data, items, and research. Laura has co-authored articles on elicitation and research security and presented on export control topics, evaluating international travel risk, avoiding coercive risks, and emergency preparedness and response. She has a BA in Psychology and Education from the University of California, Davis and an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona. 


Eric Dean

Eric S. Dean is the UC San Diego Facility Security Officer and Insider Threat Program Senior Official. Mr. Dean also develops and monitors Technology Control Plans for UC San Diego’s Export Control Office, ensuring that UC San Diego research programs are protected and in compliance with U.S. export regulations. Mr. Dean is a decorated and honorably retired FBI official with more than 25 years of national security, law enforcement, and management experience.  Mr. Dean possesses Joint Duty Certification awarded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in recognition of successful overseas assignments, and received 28 meritorious service awards presented by the FBI, DoD, and other U.S. Intelligence Community organizations.  Mr. Dean believes that a growth mindset and eagerness to take on new and complex challenges are key to professional and personal success.


Ashley Rubio

Ashley Rubio is the Export Analyst and Assistant FSO for UC San Diego. Ashley graduated with her BA in English from San Diego State University. While studying for her undergrad, she worked for a biology lab and grants which supported first generation and underrepresented students. Her interest in research compliance for higher universities brought her to work for SDSU's Research Affairs Office for over 6 years focusing on Financial Conflict of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research. She also lead programs and events that promoted and helped advance student research.


Ivan Hernandez

Ivan Hernandez is an Export Analyst for UC San Diego. Ivan has worked for UC San Diego's Department of Linguistics as a Language Instructor, teaching Spanish language and a specialized course in Spanish for the Health Sciences. He has also worked in the legal and finance fields. Ivan holds degrees in law from UC Berkeley School of Law, Health Law & Policy from UC San Diego, and Bioethics from Columbia University. He has a passion for issues at the crux of law and ethics, healthcare, human rights, and public policy.   


Christina Continelli

Christina Continelli is an Export Control Analyst for UC San Diego. Before being brought on as an analyst, she supported both Export Control and Conflict of Interest as an administrative assistant, and prior to that spent six years at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library, also in a support capacity, for Communications, Development, and Enterprise Services. Christina graduated with her BA in History from San Francisco State, and earned her MFA in poetry from California College of the Arts.

For more information, email Export Control or call (858) 246-3300.