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Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association board of directors is a group of alumni volunteers who lead the organization in its service to UC Davis and its alumni. Leadership provided by the board is essential to the successful implementation of programs designed to accomplish the alumni association’s mission: To enrich the lives of alumni, students, families and friends worldwide, and develop lifelong ambassadors for UC Davis.

The CAAA Board of Directors works to establish policy, develop goals and objectives, assist with long-range planning, and monitor alumni association finances. Board members are elected for two-year terms with a three term limit and participation is open to all CAAA members. 

From our leadership

Fellow Aggie Alumni:

It is an exciting time for the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association. We are honored to serve as your President and Vice President for the next two years. Our Board of Directors are a talented and diverse group of alumni who have volunteered their time to share their personal insights, knowledge, and experiences. We are all here to help guide our Association to enrich the lives of alumni, students, parents and friends worldwide and develop lifelong ambassadors for UC Davis.

It is our goal to build on the success of our past Alumni Presidents and continue to evolve and grow the Association. As we come off two plus years of virtual programming due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, we are looking to re-engage our alumni in person and online! Our goals include internal and external initiatives to grow, re-build, and expand your relationship with UC Davis and the Alumni Association. Connection to UC Davis will be a strong theme, we hope you will get involved through participation in programs and volunteer opportunities! If you have suggestions for programs or opportunities, please don’t hesitate to let our wonderful staff know. 

We are excited to begin our work and look forward to seeing you at future events. As always, thank you for your support of your UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

With Aggie Pride!

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Scott J. Judson
President 2022-2024
Class of 2009, J.D. 2012

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Anu Johl Singh
Vice President/President-Elect 2022-2024
Class of 2004


Board Leadership

  • President
    Scott Judson ’09, JD ’12
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    After serving on the CAAA Board from 2015-2022, Scott Judson is serving as the President of the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2024. He received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science with High Honors and Communication with Honors from the UC Davis in 2009. Scott earned his J.D. in 2012 from UC Davis School of Law, where, among other things, he graduated in the top 25% of his class, earned the Witkin Award in Legal Research and Writing, served as Chair as the Trial Practice Honors Board, won the Seventh Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA, and graduated as a member of the Order of Barristers.

    In real life, Scott is the Managing Attorney of the Sacramento office of Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson, A Professional Corporation, where he works alongside his father, Craig (’81, J.D. ’84). Scott’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and related litigation. Scott and his family (including wife, Kristen (B.S. ’09), daughter Sydney, and son Tanner), are avid fans of all things UC Davis and UC Davis Athletics, and can regularly be found around campus and the City of Davis wearing Aggie Blue and Gold.

  • Vice President/President-Elect
    Anu Johl Singh ’04
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    Anu is a CAAA life member and graduated from UC Davis in 2004. As a student, she was involved in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Sher-e Punjab. She works as an Associate Brand Manager at Sutter Health and lives with her family in Sacramento, CA.

  • Immediate Past President / Nominations Committee Chair
    Charles Melton ’08
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    Charles earned his B.A. in political science in 2008. During his years at UC Davis, he served on the board of directors of the Student Alumni Association and as a campus tour guide. As an alumnus, Charles currently serves as the President of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board of Directors being the youngest and first openly gay leader of the association. He previously served as the Executive Vice President of the CAAA Board of Directors, a leader of the Washington DC alumni group, a CAAA chapters committee member, as well as the CAAA awards subcommittee member. Charles currently works as the Senior of Public Policy Manager for Turo leading their US, Canada and UK public policy team. He has a decade of experience working in government affairs including working for the United States Congress and the University of California’s Office of the President.

  • Alumni Engagement Committee Chair
    Jeremy Turner ’04
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    Jeremy earned his B.S. in 2004 with a degree in agricultural systems and environment. He has been a Life Member since graduating. He owns a small business consulting company, specializing in online media and digital strategy. After spending much of his life in Northern California, Jeremy is now living in Keizer, OR and has been active in recruiting other Oregon Aggies to get involved with Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

  • Student Success Committee Chair
    Megan (Meg) Fiandaca ’05
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    Meg graduated from UC Davis in 2005 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics. At her time at UCD, Meg enjoyed being a part of the Mathematics Club and supported her fellow students by working as a mathematics tutor and reader. Meg also spent time as mathematical researcher in the UCD undergraduate math program.  She also holds a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. For the past four years, Meg has worked for Risk Strategies Company as an IT Support Services Manager. Meg currently resides with husband, Orrin and 12 year old daughter, Zoey in West Sacramento. In addition to her volunteer work with CAAA, Meg is a 2nd degree black belt and a volunteer martial arts instructor.

  • Audit and Governance Committee Chair
    Brian Victor ’91
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    Brian graduated from UC Davis in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology along with a minor in Education. In 1993 Brian earned a MS in Clinical Psychology at California Sate University, Long Beach. In 2009, Brian earned a J.D. degree from the Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. During his time at UC Davis, Brian was a writer for Tercero Times Newsletter and enjoyed watching basketball and football games on campus. Currently, Brian lives in San Diego with his wife Judie and practices law at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. When Brian comes to visit campus, he enjoys visiting the Coffee House and the Pavilion. Brian is proud to be a CAAA life member.

  • DEI Committee Chair
    Deborah Thompson-Austin ’87
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    Deborah graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in Psychology. She is 1 of 3 family members to graduate from UC Davis. She is a CAAA life member. During her years at UC Davis she loved working in the campus police serving as a Cal Aggie Host. She later had an undergraduate internship with the University Extension.  Deborah also serves as a board member for the African and African-American Alumni Association. She earned her M.P.A. and currently works for John Muir Health System. She and her husband, Ron (yes the former football player) currently reside in Fairfield.

  • Finance Committee Chair
    Jeff Jarvis ’81
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    Jeff studied entomology as an undergraduate at UC Davis and later earned his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific. He knew his years at UC Davis would be the best of his life: he studied hard, played hard, and enjoyed intramural sports and dorm life. A CAAA Life Member since soon after graduation. Indeed, the entire Jarvis family bleeds blue and gold: Jeff’s wife Pamela has two UC Davis degrees and their daughter, Katy, has earned her 3rd degree at Davis, recently completing her PhD in Applied Mathematics. Jeff recently retired from his 32-year dentistry career and is now busier than ever as a volunteer, lifelong learner, beekeeper, and car enthusiast.


Board Members

  • Bessie Chu ’08
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    Bessie is a proud CAAA life member. She is currently a Product Director based in Taipei, Taiwan. Her focus on the CAAA board is engaging out-of-state alumni. Bessie also holds a degree in Communication Management from USC and an Executive MBA from the UCLA-National University of Singapore joint program. Bessie has worked for global tech companies large and small in SF, LA, NYC, and Taipei. Bessie specializes in building bridges between business and technology and leading collaboration across global teams.


  • Maricela (Mari) Corbin ’93
  • Maricela Corbin

    In 1993 Mari graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Sociology in Organizational Studies and Chicanx/Latinx Studies and in 1995  went on to earn her MA in Sociology. During her time at UC Davis, Mari was a part of the MECHA, C/L Graduation Planning group and worked at the Chicana/Latin Research Institute in addition to serving as an English Tutor and Teaching Assistant. Mari is the daughter of Mexican immigrants with no formal education and to the USA with her parents as a young girl and is a naturalized citizen. Mari was the first, but not the last, in her family to attend college. Currently Mari resides in Stockton, CA and is a Senior Manager for Blue Shield of California. Since graduation, Mari has been an active Alumni and has enjoyed giving back to the UC Davis community. She is a CAAA Life member, CLAA member, and served on the UCD Parent & Family Council.  Mari is not the only Aggie in the family, her daughter Arielle graduated in 2019.

  • Mark Diaz ’74
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    Mark graduated from UC Davis in 1974 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.. Mark received his medical degree in 1979 from UCSF. He completed a Family Practice residency 1982 and fellowship 1983 both at UCDMC. During his time at UC Davis, Mark was very involved in the Chicanos in Health Education and the Clinica Tepati free clinic. Currently Mark works for the California Public Employees Retirement System as a medical consultant and lives with his wife, Martha in Sacramento, CA. Mark enjoys returning to the UC Davis campus and when he does, his favorite place to visit is the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Successes. Mark is a first generation college student and first in his family to attend and graduate from college.

  • Jeff Fucci ’08
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    Jeff earned a B.A. in History and a minor in Education in 2008. Jeff went on to earn his M.E (2010) and M.B.A. (2020) at the University of Southern California. He also holds a certificate from the prestigious Sports Management Institute executive program. Currently, Jeff serves as the Associate Athletic Director at the University of Southern California. He lives in El Segundo, CA with his wife Kelly. While a student at UC Davis, Jeff competed for the Aggie football team and also interned with UC Davis Athletics department. Many of Jeff’s closest friends to this day remain his former teammates. Jeff was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a student, Jeff especially enjoyed visits to the Silo.

  • Trevor Longman ’09
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    After growing up on the California foothills, Trevor attended UC Davis where he worked in Student Housing, volunteered with the Aggie Pack, and met his eventual wife, Lindsay. After graduation, Trevor found a passion in helping businesses discover digital solutions to help scale. Now living in the Bay Area with their 2 kids and 1 fur child, the Longman family gets excited with trips to Disneyland, smoking meats & veggies on the Traeger, and participating in outdoor activities.

  • Robert MacArthur ’71, M.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’79
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    Bob is a practicing professional engineer who has focused on global water resources and environmental engineering investigations for the past 39 years.  He is a life member of CAAA.  As an alumnus, Robert has participated in numerous UCD student and student-athlete mentoring programs. He has also managed several international technical exchange, research and teaching programs and has been a volunteer on several City of Davis special project committees.

  • Teron McGrew ’89 M.S. ’92
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    In 1989 Teron earned her B.S. in Applied Behavioral Science and in 1992 she went on to earn a M.S. in Community Development. While she was at UC Davis, Teron was actively involved in Citizen’s Who Care, the American Association of University Women and actively participated in the renowned Black Family Day festivities-lectures, workshops and entertainment. Currently, Teron works as the CEO of McGrew & Associates, a regenerative housing & community development company, with a focus on climate change and climate justice adaptation. Teron is a first generational Regent of California graduate, and first African-American woman to serve on the Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter, Co-Chair, that created and the climate justice committee and implement the Climate Reality Project's Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Justice. When Teron visits the UC Davis campus, she enjoys visiting Putah Creek, the Quad, the Rec Pool and the Peter J. Shields Library. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the UC Davis African and African American Alumni Association (5A).

  • Lina R. Mendez PhD ’10
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    Lina R. Mendez has over 20 years of experience working in higher education. Currently, she is the founding director of the Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative at UC Davis.

    Dr. Mendez received her doctorate from UC Davis in educational policy and school organization in 2010. Dr. Mendez has held leadership positions with the Latinx Staff and Faculty Association (Davis and Sacramento), Staff Diversity Administrative Committee and the UC Davis Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association.

    She is currently a board member for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association. As a reflection of her commitment to education she has received several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Embodying Diversity and Equity (2023) by the Equity Summit, UC Davis Staff Assembly Citation of Excellence Team Award (2020), the Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community (2018), the Social Justice Award for Seeding Improvement in Education Policy and Practice (2018) and the Outstanding Advising Administrator Award (2017).

  • Karim Poonja ’14
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    Karim earned his B.A. in political science in 2014. During his time as a student, Karim served as the vice president of finance of the Davis College Democrats. As an alumnus, he is currently the chair of the Silicon Valley Alumni Network, leader of the Los Angeles Alumni Network, and member of the alumni engagement, nominations, and student success committees. Karim is also involved in and heavily committed to fundraising for UC Davis. In recent years, he has been one of the University’s top Give Day ambassadors, while also sponsoring his own Give Day challenge. Karim is currently a student at the USC Rossier School of Education where he is learning about higher education administration.

  • Lydia Ramirez ’03
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    Lydia graduated from UC Davis in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and is a first-generation college student. During her time at UC Davis, Lydia enjoyed being a part of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! and the Chi Omega Fraternity.  As a sister and advocate for Panhellenic life she took to sharing her passion for mentorship and women empowerment as Recruitment Chair, Chapter Advisor, and local Alumna Board Member for the women of the Chi Omega Sorority from 2003 through 2013.  Recently, Lydia graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Master of Business Administration. She is also a graduate of CBA Executive Banking School.  Lydia is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Chief DEI Officer for Five Star Bank.  She serves on the board of directors (as Chairperson) of Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is an active board member with the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and the North Natomas Little League in addition to the Cal Aggie Alumni Association. Lydia currently resides with her family in Sacramento.

  • Jesse Rodriguez ’13, MBA ’19
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    Jesse is a Senior Associate with Upwelling Capital Group, an investment adviser that provides capital solutions to institutional investors. He has been with the firm since 2018. Prior to joining Upwelling, Jesse was a communications consultant in the California State Senate, where he was involved in several policy initiatives. He also served as co-chair for the California Latino Capitol Association Foundation. Jesse received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In 2018, Jesse was recognized as the UC Davis Young Alumnus of the Year by the Cal Aggie Alumni Association. He is currently a member of the Global Shapers Community, an organization of young professionals sponsored by the World Economic Forum. He also co-founded Dance on the Edge, an organization that hosts public, family-friendly Latin dance events for the Sacramento community.

  • Catalina Rodriguez-Aguirre ’99
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    Cathy earned her B.A. in Communications and a Minor in English in 1999. She is a CAAA life member. During her time at UC Davis, she held multiple campus jobs including stints in the Coffee House, and as Unitrans Bus Conductor. Her time as a conductor is still one of her favorite jobs she has ever held! Cathy was also an advisor for entering freshman and transfer students. She is now the President & CEO for the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential Latino organizations in the region. Cathy was one of eleven alumni featured in the 2017 UC Davis Spring Edition as making an impact across the causeway. She is on the Board of Directors for Cristo Rey High School. As a the first in her family to go to college, she is passionate about mentoring and rarely turns down an opportunity to meet and speak with students. Cathy and her husband Sid love living in East Sacramento with their three dogs, but still travel home to St. Helena, Napa Valley as often as possible.

  • Jay Weisbrod ’88
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    Jay met his wife at UCD and they’ve been married for 32 years now. They have two grown children - one a special education teacher and the other, a physical therapist. The majority of his career was as an executive for one of the largest banks in the US. He enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, golfing and wine.

  • Ginger Welsh ’95
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    Ginger earned her B.A. degrees in Communications (B.A.), Psychology (B.A.) in 1995. She enjoyed college life so much she pursued a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina, and then moved in a 25+ year career in Higher Ed within multiple colleges and universities. Throughout her professional career she has remained an active volunteer with CAAA.

    From 2011-2018, she served as the Director of International Alumni for CAAA, as well as working with many out-of-state and special interest networks. She launched the Active Aggies Network in 2016 and remains in a volunteer leadership role with the group.

    She currently works with the AI Institute for Food Systems (based at UC Davis, with five partner schools) and the AI Institutes Virtual Organization, which coordinates and promotes the work of all 25 NSF and USDA-NIFA AI institutes.

    She is a 3rd generation Aggie alum!


Board Advisors

  • Chancellor
    Gary May
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  • Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations
    Shaun Keister
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  • Executive Director of CAAA and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations
    Dana G. Allen
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    Dana joined UC Davis in January 2020 as an alumni relations professional with over 21 years of experience in higher education alumni relations. In her role as AVC, Allen develops the strategic priorities and budget for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association in collaboration with its board of directors.  She also oversees the daily operations of the Alumni and Affiliate Relations staff.

    Prior to joining UCD, Allen spent 3.5 years at the University of New Mexico, serving as Vice President, Alumni Relations and Executive Director of Alumni Association. In this role, Dana managed an alumni association of 200,000 alumni governed by an alumni board. Before joining UNM, Dana served in alumni relations roles at Old Dominion University, Penn State University, and Mary Baldwin College. Dana received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication, with a concentration in alternative dispute resolution, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.