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Staff Shoutout: Dreaming of summer vacations

In between meetings and completing projects, staff reminisce of warm, sunny days

July 9, 2019
Author: Samantha Stanfill
July 9, 2019

Having fewer students on campus does not mean UC Riverside staff and faculty are on break as well. 

Faculty and staff stay on campus year-round, making sure things runs smoothly, even through summer. However, that doesn't mean they're not daydreaming of sandy beaches and family vacations  in between projects and meetings.

Here is a look at some staff members' favorite summer memories:


Denise Davis

Denise Davis

Job Title: Director

Department: Women's Resource Center

Time at UCR: Three years

My favorite summer tradition is: I love going to San Diego Pride. I have been going off and on for about a decade now.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I would love to go back to London. I went for my master's, and I miss it and love it.


Nathaly Martinez

Nathaly Martinez

Job Title: Program coordinator

Department: Women's Resource Center

Time at UCR: I have been here for eight years in total, five as a student worker and three postgraduation.

My favorite summer tradition is: I enjoy taking road trips. My favorite road trip was probably when I drove up Interstate 5 by myself, all the way up to Berkeley.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I have always wanted to go to Ibiza, Spain. Everyone always talks about Ibiza, and I want to see what everyone keeps talking about.


Daniel Moebus-Bowles

Daniel Moebus-Bowles

Job Title: Assistant director, sports communication, digital and emerging media

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Time at UCR: Two years

My favorite summer tradition is: Summer is when soccer season begins, so the opening game is something I always consider a tradition. We try and make it a big event in the athletics department since no students are on campus yet to come and support.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I would travel to Ireland. It would be nice to visit my roots; I have never been there before.


Michelle Patton

Michelle Patton-Coleman

Job Title: Head volleyball coach

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Time at UCR: Six years

My favorite summer tradition is: I love taking my family to South Mission Beach in San Diego. Everyone has something to do there, whether it be swimming or playing a game.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I would love to visit Fiji or Tahiti. It is so beautiful, and it is on my bucket list to stay in one of those huts over the water.


 

 

Christine Regadio

Christine Regadio- Auberry

Job Title: Director of operations, volleyball

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Time at UCR: Four months

My favorite summer tradition is: I can't swim, but I love visiting the beach, specifically Manhattan Beach.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I would go to Thailand. It is a beautiful place to visit; I would definitely be going for the food and beaches.


 

Katie Estrella

Katie Estrella

Job Title: Academic internship coordinator

Department: Undergraduate Education

Time at UCR: I have been here for almost a year, since September 2018.

My favorite summer tradition is: During summer, I love going to the beach and making a bonfire with friends and family. We go to Huntington Beach and make s'mores, that's when it really feels like summer.

If I could go on a summer vacation anywhere, I'd go to: I have never been, so I would really love to visit Lake Tahoe. I love water sports and spending time on the boat.

-Samantha Stanfill

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