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Instructor Spotlight: Lucy Joseph

May 02, 2019
Lucy Joseph, M.S., is curator of the UC Davis Wine Microbe Collection and co-instructor of Wine Microbiology Workshop. With more than 35 years of experience as a professional microbiologist, she is an expert in spoilage issues, especially Brettanomyces.

Student Spotlight: Amy LaBelle

May 02, 2019
4,083 days. That’s how long it took for Amy LaBelle to realize her dream of making wine full-time. She began her career as a corporate attorney, but five years into practicing law, she realized she had missed her calling. From that moment, until the day she opened the doors of her winery, she did something every day to move her dream forward, and now she is the founder and winemaker of the award-winning LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Student Spotlight: Kennedy Taylor

May 01, 2019
Kennedy Taylor is just beginning a new career in health care. She recently accepted a research data specialist position with the California Department of Healthcare Services in Sacramento and credits UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program with helping her land the job.

Student Spotlight: Lauren Woods Salazar

April 18, 2019
Meet Lauren Woods Salazar, New Belgium’s wood cellar director and blender, otherwise known as the company’s chief curator. Salazar is also a graduate of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s world-renowned Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program.

Instructor Spotlight: Rebecca Bleibaum

April 18, 2019
Rebecca N. Bleibaum, instructor and co-founder of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program, has been passionate about sensory science since discovering it as a student at UC Davis. Since that time, she has worked alongside pioneers in the field and around the world, focusing on turning academic concepts into applied sensory research.

Student Spotlight: Damian Espinase Nandorfy

April 18, 2019
Damian Espinase Nandorfy, a scientist at The Australian Wine Research Institute, completed the Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program in September 2018.

Instructor Bios: Health Sciences

April 18, 2019

Sukhvir S. Brar, MBA, is a lead business consultant for Blue Shield of California and a statistical & predictive analytics consultant for UC Davis, UC San Francisco and Stanford.

Student Spotlight: Kristin Seidl

April 18, 2019
Kristin Seidl, Ph.D., RN, had been working in health care for more than 24 years, when she decided on a career change. As the healthcare industry shifted to a more data-dependent environment, she knew that her understanding of clinical operations and the regulatory environment could be an invaluable asset in an analytics role. So she embraced her love of working with data and transitioned from clinical operations to data analytics.

Instructor Spotlight: Brian Paciotti

April 18, 2019
Brian Paciotti has always been interested in science and research. He is an instructor in the Healthcare Analytics Program, teaches because he believes that analytics done properly can lower costs, improve access and reduce medical errors.

Student Spotlight: Lance Rodgers

April 18, 2019
William Lance Rodgers is a senior analyst for the Air Force Medical Service at the Defense Health Headquarters. He has spent close to a decade working with data, including nearly three years of experience in healthcare analytics. Being able to creatively solve problems and provide better information is what he enjoys most about his work.

Instructor Spotlight: Janet Mahrle

April 12, 2019

We sat down with instructor Janet Mahrle, Professional Certified Coach and owner of Mahrle Coaching Services, to talk about her popular course, Conversational Intelligence®: Strategies for Effective Conversations. Read what she had to say about the impact of making conversations more effective. 

Instructor Spotlight: Dawn Karner

April 12, 2019
The Shifting Landscape of Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Coaching

 

What it means to be a ‘leader’ is changing. That’s according to Dawn Karner, a coach, trainer and leadership consultant who teaches our three-day course, Leading Through Emotional Intelligence and Coaching. Karner feels that the ‘soft skills’ she teaches have become essential qualities in today’s leaders.

Student Spotlight: Lori Roberts Smith and Tim Zindorf

April 12, 2019

Lori Roberts Smith and Tim Zindorf completed the Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate in December 2018. Longtime friends, Smith and Zindorf live near Washington, D.C. with their families. While traveling cross-country every other week to attend the five-month program initially seemed liked a challenge, it soon turned into an adventure. Prior to enrolling, Smith did extensive research to find the best coaching program to meet their needs. 

Instructor Spotlight: Amber Manfree

April 12, 2019

Meet Amber Manfree, GIS instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education.

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Interim Dean's Message

February 01, 2019

The New Year is a time to be reflective of what we’ve accomplished and, perhaps more importantly, where we’re headed in service of our mission to make education accessible. There’s been no shortage of predictions this month about what’s to come. In this brief article, I share a few of the most intriguing stories to hit the wire this month.