Government Relations, Research Development, Strategic Partnerships, and Events

Through a variety of 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 and educational 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

 

 

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

 

Doug White, Analyst                   858-822-4034          dswhite@ucsd.edu            

Old Scripps Building                          Room 11C                 MC 0210

·       State Government Relations

·       Research Development

·       Strategic Partnerships

 

Matthew Calabrese, Special Assistant    858-822-0050          mrcalabrese@ucsd.edu

Scripps Administration Building                Room 102                MC 0210

Federal Government Relations 

·       Appropriations

·       Legislative Research

·       Issue Analysis

·       Visits & Events

Stakeholder Engagement

 

Chelsea McGimpsey, Special Assistant      858-534-9461          cmcgimpsey@ucsd.edu

Old Scripps Building                                      Room 16                  MC 0210

·       State Government Relations

·       Stakeholder Engagement

·       Visits & Events

 

 

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