Government Relations

Through multi-faceted and stakeholder driven activities, the Office of Government Relations, Research Development, Strategic Partnerships, and Events facilitates extramural funding at the federal, state and local levels, promotes strategic collaboration with external partners, and engages key external stakeholders in support of Scripps priorities, research, educational and infrastructure programs, and initiatives. Program Areas include research development, planning, positioning, and partnerships; government and corporate relations; and institutional events and venue management.

Goals

  • Results-driven activities
  • Proactive development and engagement of partners
  • Transparent, mission-focused, stakeholder-driven operations
  • Integrated, cohesive external relations

Objectives

  • Identify and secure opportunities and funding advancing Scripps priorities and programs.
  • Develop and execute programs informing external stakeholders of priorities and create partnerships supporting educational and research programs and priorities. Stakeholders and strategic partners may include research funding sponsors; local, national, and international organizations; alumni; donors; industry; and all levels of government.
  • Develop and execute programs and activities supporting protection and commercialization of research innovations in conjunction with campus partners.
  • Develop and execute annual plan of institutional events to increase communication and collaboration within Scripps and promote external strategic engagement.
  • Engage institutional research development, institutional positioning, and strategic planning efforts to advance research, education, infrastructure, and diversity initiatives.

 

Kathleen Ritzman, Assistant Director, Marine Sciences

858-534-4849 kritzman@ucsd.edu

Director’s Office Room 100 MC 0210

 

CORPORATE AFFILIATES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INDUSTRY OUTREACH, AND INNOVATION

Gwen Nero, Director 858-822-4121 gnero@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 15 MC 0210

Corporate relations

  • Liaise with corporate representatives
  • Direct and recruit corporate membership for Scripps Corporate Alliance
  • Facilitate industry collaborations (research, talent, events)

Business Development

  • Facilitate commercialization opportunities
  • Represent Scripps at campus-wide innovation forums
  • Represent Scripps at external industry forums
  • Innovation and startup programs and advising
  • Innovation communications


Vanessa Scott, Analyst 858-246-5336 vscott@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building 

  • Scripps Corporate Alliance
  • Industry Relations & Innovation

 

Government Relations and Research Development

Chris Castillo, Analyst 858-822-3370 cdcastillo@ucsd.edu

Director’s Office Room 7A MC 0210

  • Federal Government Relations
  • Research Development
  • Strategic Partnerships

Ian Clampett, Analyst 858-822-4034 iclampett@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 11C MC 0210

  • State and Local Government Relations
  • Research Development
  • Strategic Partnerships

Emmet Hollingshead, Special Assistant 858-822-0050 ehollingshead@ucsd.edu

Scripps Administration Building Room 102 MC 0210

  • Federal Government Relations
  • Appropriations
  • Legislative Research
  • Issue Analysis
  • Visits & Events

Campus Contacts

 

Institutional Events and Venue Rentals

Donna Shabkie, Director 858-822-2110 dshabkie@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 11A MC 0210

Leadership for Events Team

  • Financial Management
  • Organize Scripps institutional events
  • Oversee venue rental and conference services program
  • Represent VCMS in events planned by other institutional departments
  • Independently manage operations for all Scripps food service providers

Matthew Anderson, Events Manager 858-822-2110 m1anderson@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building, Room 19 MC 0210

Events Management for Internal and External Clients

  • Scripps Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House and Sumner Auditorium Reservations
  • Facilities Management
  • Service/Repair Requests
  • Scripps Venues Tours for Internal and External Clients
  • Rental Fee Collection

Bibiana Kurta, Events Manager 858-534-1848 bibiana@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 18 MC 0210

Events Management for Internal and External Clients

  • Scripps Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House and Sumner Auditorium Reservations
  • Catering Liaison
  • Scripps Venues Tours for Internal and External Clients
  • Rental Fee Collection

Andrew Brighton, Events Manager 858-534-1814 abrighton@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 17 MC 0210

Events Management for Internal and External Clients

  • Scripps Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House and Sumner Auditorium Reservations
  • Scripps Venues Tours for Internal and External Clients
  • Rental Fee Collection

Romalyn Apostol, Events Manager 858-534-7866 rapostol@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building Room 11B MC 0210

Events Management for Internal and External Clients

  • Scripps Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House and Sumner Auditorium Reservations
  • Organize Scripps institutional events and conference services
  • Scripps Venues Tours for Internal and External Clients
  • Rental Fee Collection