It's always been our people that make UC great, in just about every job you can imagine. Supporting our students, taking care of our patients, breaking new ground, and making a difference in people’s lives.

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Meet a few of UC's inspiring people

Amanda HoustonStaff Snapshot: Amanda Houston, PC gamer
Project coordinator, Design and Construction Management, UC Davis

“l absolutely love our community at DCM — we enjoy working together, are very collaborative and support each other inside and out of the office; I couldn’t ask for a better team!”

Andenet EmiruStaff Snapshot: Andenet Emiru, staff advisor designate to the Regents
Director of external partnerships & projects, UC Health's Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2)

“Work is such a substantial part of our lives, whether we're 100% virtual, hybrid or in-person. Our goal should be to create an environment where people feel welcome and enjoy what they do. If you feel good about your work life, it positively affects your emotional and physical health.”

Lisa NguyenStaff Snapshot: Lisa Nguyen, marketing guru and hockey fan
Director of digital marketing, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

"I chose to work at UC because this is a place where ideas clash, minds collide and innovation runs rampant. Curiosity is not just accepted but encouraged. I wanted to be a part of that energy, where every day brings new challenges and a chance to explore new solutions."

Marissa CastoroStaff Snapshot: Marissa Castoro, cancer survivor
Senior Licensed Vocational Nurse, UCSF

“As a cancer survivor who works in a high-risk OB-GYN office, I sometimes meet patients that have had very similar treatments to what I went through 14 years ago. Being able to empathize with them while actively listening to their concerns and fears helps them understand that they are not alone in this journey."

Steve Monfort with colleagues on the Santa Cruz Island reserveSteve Monfort: UC’s wild, wonderful natural reserves
Executive director of the UC Natural Reserve System

“We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate across the UC system; our university’s research engine is uniquely positioned to develop new ideas that can help solve some of today’s most pressing ecological challenges.”

Jody StigerStaff Snapshot: Jody Stiger, safety expert and foodie
Director of systemwide community safety, University of California

"I think we all take for granted that we are safe in some situations. But if we don’t feel safe, that changes everything. We can’t focus, we can’t get things done and we ultimately don’t want to be there."

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