Victoria Jones, Ph.D.
Chief Global Affairs Officer
Dr. Victoria Jones oversees global strategy, campus coordination and diplomacy. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. She taught international marketing for 15 years and earned tenure in both Brazil and the US.
Susan Bender, Ph.D.Senior Director of Global Affairs
Dr. Susan Bender serves as the Senior Director of Global Affairs in the Office of Global Engagement (OGE). She is responsible for managing and coordinating campus global engagement, providing leadership for Study Abroad, coordinating international delegations who come to UCI, expanding OGE programs and events, managing human resources within OGE, and furthering UCI’s global strategy.
Director of Study Abroad
1107 Student Services II, Irvine, CA 92697
William (Bill) Clabby is Director of Study Abroad and is responsible for coordinating UCI's student learning opportunities outside of the US. Bill has 28 years of education abroad and leadership experience within the UC System, in private industry, and was most recently the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at St. Edwards University.
Anne Demarie, J.D.
International Agreements Officer
Anne Demarie assists faculty and staff with the development and execution of international agreements that further UCI's global strategy. As part of that process, Anne ensures that agreements are reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus departments, including legal counsel, export control, immigration services, risk management, and others as needed.
Hye-Won Shin, Ph.D.
Director of Korea Engagement
Dr. Hye-Won Shin serves as the international liaison for Korean and Asia relations. She is involved in departmental, college, and university level initiatives that promote UCI’s vision of becoming a global leader in education and innovation. Her role is to facilitate collaborative relationships with educational, governmental, and private industrial entities in Korea and other Asian countries. As a biomedical scientist with a chemical engineering background and clinical translational science experience, Dr. Shin is responsible for connecting UCI's K-12 educational programs with public and private schools in Asia. In addition, Dr. Shin leads UCI’s Korean Alumni Chapter, the very first international alumni chapter at UCI.
Social Media Marketing Co-Coordinator
Rafael Protacio is currently a 3rd year undergraduate student pursuing a major in Social Policy and Public Service with a minor in Management. He is currently involved in the marketing and logistical collection for the Office of Global Engagement, specializing in work with the Study Abroad Office to gather information and stories from past, present, and future participants to create digital marketing content and multimedia. He also collaborates with Christine on content creation for the Office of Global Engagement ranging from newsletters to blog and news posts on the website.
Social Media Marketing Co-Coordinator
Christine is involved in the marketing and logistic collection for OGE, and primarily collaborates with other related offices on-campus for projects. She also handles any assistance regarding OGE content creation, and facilitates other creative platforms the office utilizes. She is currently a 4th year undergraduate student double majoring in Political Science and English.
Darren De Leon
Darren De Leon is a current 2nd year undergraduate student, majoring in Political Science. He primarily assists in general office work including filing and background research for projects in tandem with the other student workers. Additionally, he is the main point of contact in maintaining OGE's website.