Staff

IGCC is staffed by the Shared Services Center (SSC) at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego.

SSC provides administrative support for the School's externally funded research projects, including project management, preaward and postaward fiscal oversight, assistance with the human subjects review process, event and conference planning and marketing, and editorial support.

For general inquiries, email igcc-communications@ucsd.edu.

  • Lynne BUSH

    Managing Editor
    lbush@ucsd.edu
    (858) 534-1979

    Lynne Bush manages print and electronic publications projects for the research programs managed by the Shared Services Center. She is also the primary editor and content manager for the IGCC and Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL) websites, and provides writing and editing support for proposals and reports. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bush was managing editor of the political science journal International Organization. She received her MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University in 2006. 

  • Misty CERVANTES NGUYEN

    Business Officer
    menguyen@ucsd.edu 
    (858) 534-7252

    Misty Cervantes Nguyen is the business officer of the Shared Services Center, which provides specialized professional sponsored research staff services to IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Cervantes Nguyen supervises and manages all programmatic and fiscal activities of the Shared Services Center and serves as principal advisor to the directors. Cervantes Nguyen received her Master of Pacific International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego.

  • Darren CUNNINGHAM

    Research Administrator
    d2cunningham@ucsd.edu 
    (858) 246-1201

    Darren Cunningham is responsible for pre- and post-award administration for IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Cunningham was a senior program associate on the Jordan program and a subawards assistant at the International Republican Institute. He holds an MA in Middle East studies from George Washington University and a BA in history from American University.

  • Nicole DANESHVAR

    Project Manager 
    ndaneshvar@ucsd.edu
    (858) 822-4932

    Nicole Daneshvar provides project management support to IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Before joining the team, Daneshvar worked at the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego.  She holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA in communication from UC San Diego.

  • Deborah OGLE

    Conference and Fiscal Assistant 
    dogle@ucsd.edu 
    (858) 534-6106

    Deb Ogle joined the shared services team as the conference and fiscal assistant in July 2016. Previously, she was with the facilities and fiscal group at the School of Global Policy and Strategy and was an administrative coordinator for the Radiology Department at UC San Diego. Ogle also has extensive experience in the restaurant industry. 

  • Sylvia PLUMMER

    Research Administrator, Analyst
    stplummer@ucsd.edu 
    (858) 534-4093

    Sylvia Plummer is responsible for pre- and post-award administration for IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prior to joining the team, she worked with UC San Diego health sciences for 12 years in human resources and fund management. Plummer completed her BS in business administration and minor in computer information systems from San Francisco State University. In addition to English, she is fluent in Cantonese Chinese. 

  • Vanessa POOL

    Project Manager 
    vpool@ucsd.edu 
    (858) 534-7592

    Vanessa Pool provides project management support to IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prior to joining the team, she worked on international research projects and program development at the Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego. Pool holds an MA in American studies from Boston University and a BA in history and American studies from UC Berkeley. 

  • Marie THIVEOS STEWART

    Project Manager
    mthiveos@ucsd.edu
    (858) 822-4959

    Marie Thiveos Stewart provides project management support to IGCC, PDEL, and other institutes under the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prior to joining the team, Thiveos Stewart coordinated non-degree programs at the Global Leadership Institute at the School. She holds a BA in international studies from UC San Diego.