Spotlights

Spotlight: Jill Hishmeh – Remembering When the UCR Network Was Young

By Alexa Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, UCOP.  “It’s fun to have been part of all the changes that have taken place over the last twenty-seven years,” said Jill Hishmeh (pictured third from the left), Director of IT Communications at UCR….
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Spotlight: Jessica Hilt – Strategic Storyteller and Conference Guru

By Alexa Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, UCOP.  If you check your email at all these days, then you’ve probably heard of Jessica Hilt amidst the flurry of UCCSC news. She is the technical outreach strategist for the University of California,…
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Spotlight: Using IT to Improve Patient Care – UCSF’s Erik Wieland

By Alison Spencer, UCB student intern, UCOP.  There’s a saying among IT staff at UCSF: “I cure cancer – very indirectly.” Erik Wieland, an application manager, said this attitude is his favorite thing about working at the campus. “I…
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Spotlight: Turning Data into Donations – ANR’s Maria Fernandez

By Alexa Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, UCOP. Maria Fernandez has undeniable warmth and charisma – two characteristics that lend themselves well to fundraising. As database administrator for the development services department for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and the…
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Spotlight: Ann Chang – Proud Bruin and Information Security Expert at UCLA Health

By Audrie Ramirez, Information Security Intern, UCOP.  Ann Chang, chief compliance security officer for UCLA Health Sciences, began working with computers at UCLA while completing her undergraduate degree in mathematics. The School of Medicine owned a mini computer that no…
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Spotlight: Dewight Kramer – Martial Artist and Information Security Consultant

By Audrie Ramirez, Information Security Intern, UCOP.  Dewight Kramer, information security consultant at UC Davis, took a five-year detour from studying philosophy and computer science  to serve as a martial arts apprentice. But higher education never lost its appeal, and…
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Spotlight: Sam Horowitz – Cryptography Enthusiast and CISO at UCSB

By Audrie Ramirez, information security intern, UCOP. Sam Horowitz’s passion for information technology developed in his early teens. His father taught data processing and he found himself picking up books to learn more. A Texas native, he earned an undergraduate…
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Spotlight: Patrick Phelan – Once a UCLA Bruin, Now CISO at UCSF

By Audrie Ramirez, information security intern, UCOP. Patrick Phelan is chief information security officer (CISO) at UCSF, one of the top health care institutions in the United States. He has spent his entire career in IT within the UC system….
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