Office of Global Engagement


Section 1

Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones, Ph.D.

Chief Global Affairs Officer
949-824-0016 (fax)

Dr. Victoria Jones oversees global strategy, campus coordination and diplomacy. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. She taught international marketing for 15 years and earned tenure in both Brazil and the US. 

Susan Bender, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Global Affairs
949-824-0016 (fax)

Dr. Susan Bender serves as the Senior Director of Global Affairs in the Office of Global Engagement (OGE). She is responsible for managing and coordinating campus global engagement, providing leadership for Study Abroad, coordinating international delegations who come to UCI, expanding OGE programs and events, managing human resources within OGE, and furthering UCI’s global strategy.

Anne Demarie

Anne Demarie, J.D.

International Agreements Officer
949-824-0016 (fax)

Anne Demarie assists faculty and staff with the development and execution of international agreements that further UCI's global strategy. As part of that process, Anne ensures that agreements are reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus departments, including legal counsel, export control, immigration services, risk management, and others as needed.

Hye-Won Shin

Hye-Won Shin, Ph.D.

Director of Korea Engagement
949-824-0016 (fax)

Dr. Hye-Won Shin serves as the international liaison for Korean and Asia relations. She is involved in departmental, college, and university level initiatives that promote UCI’s vision of becoming a global leader in education and innovation. Her role is to facilitate collaborative relationships with educational, governmental, and private industrial entities in Korea and other Asian countries. As a biomedical scientist with a chemical engineering background and clinical translational science experience, Dr. Shin is responsible for connecting UCI's K-12 educational programs with public and private schools in Asia. In addition, Dr. Shin leads UCI’s Korean Alumni Chapter, the very first international alumni chapter at UCI.


Melisse Yutuc

Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Melisse Yutuc serves as the multi-channel social media strategist, gathers relevant international statistics and develops global visual content for communication platforms. As part of the team, she proactively reviews and provides recommendations for enhancements in social media practices and visual content creation. She holds a bachelor of science degree in MIS from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters of science degree in Informatics at University of California, Irvine.

Darren De Leon

Student Assistant

Darren De Leon assists in general office work including filing and background research for projects. He also helps manage and maintain the website.