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 is the lead for internationalization activities on the campus. She is responsible for campus and community  programming from the Office of Global Engagement. She supervises the Study Abroad Center and supports other campus areas with international responsibilities. She holds a Doctorate from the University of Nevada and earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University.

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.

Jessica Faylor

Project Specialist and EA to Chief Global Affairs Officer
949-824-0016 (fax)

Jessica Faylor serves as the primary contact for general inquiries, by phone, email or in-person. She also provides executive level administrative analysis and support to Chief Global Affairs Officer, Dr. Victoria Jones.

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.