Welcome to the URC New Associate Director!

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Nuñez as the new Associate Director in the Undergraduate Research Center, a unit of Undergraduate Education. Elizabeth will provide overall day-to-day management of the Undergraduate Research Center where she will help design, lead, and implement programmatic efforts to advance undergraduate research as a high impact practice in all disciplines across UC Davis and cultivate campus-wide partnerships to support undergraduate research.

Elizabeth comes to us from California State University, Long Beach where she has served as the program coordinator for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program since 2015, and recently also as the program coordinator for a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. She holds a M.A. degree in Counseling Student Affairs and an Ed.D. in Higher Education, where her dissertation was entitled "Getting H.I.P. with First-Generation College Students: Decolonizing the High Impact Practice Movement". Elizabeth was recognized as a Graduate Student Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and has also presented her research at several national and international conferences. Prior to her position at CSU-Long Beach, Elizabeth gained experience as the Community Director in the Office of Residential Education while at the University of North Carolina, Ashville. Elizabeth's own research experience combined with her experience working with diverse students across many disciplines will be of great service to developing and implementing programs at the URC and within Undergraduate Education.

Elizabeth's first day with us was Monday, September 10th. Her office is located at the URC in Room 2313 on the 2nd floor of the Student Community Center, and she can be reached at emnunez@ucdavis.edu.

Meet Elizabeth and the rest of the URC Staff at our open house:

Wednesday, September 26, 12pm-2pm, 2300 Student Community Center!