PPC Staff Updates

Aaron Dunkert Construction Document Coordinator, February 2018

Aaron made the move to the Santa Cruz Mountains from New Mexico. While in New Mexico, he worked in the Records Department at the University of New Mexico. He has also worked as a subcontractor in residential construction for several years and knows the records side of the construction business.

Zachary Teske Associate Engineer, February 2018

Zachary graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Civil Engineering degree and is a California licensed Professional Engineer. He has been working at UCSC with the Work Management group for 18 months and now joins the Engineering team. Before coming to UCSC, Zachary spent three years with Shimmick Construction Company in Long Beach, CA as a Project Engineer responsible for contract administration, construction scheduling, conformance to design documents and environmental compliance.

Traci Ferdolage Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Planning, Development, & Operations, September 2017

UC Santa Cruz has hired Traci Ferdolage to serve as the associate vice chancellor for Physical Planning, Development, and Operations. She started on September 13, 2017.

Ferdolage comes from Humboldt State University where she served as associate vice president of facilities management.

At Humboldt, Ferdolage was responsible for planning, design, and construction; operations and maintenance; energy and sustainability; parking and commuter services; and real estate functions.

This new campus position was created by restructuring the AVC position within Physical Planning and Construction so that it will now oversee a new unit that combines PP&C, Physical Plant, and Real Estate.

"The major objective of the restructure is to enhance integration of facility planning, acquisition, construction, management, operation, maintenance and renewal in order to better serve the campus," said Sarah Latham, vice chancellor for Business and Administrative Services. "I believe Traci possesses the leadership capabilities to successfully advance this goal."

Watch for updates as the transition takes place.

Parker Welch  GIS Programmer / Analyst, September 2017

Parker graduated from UCSC in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Studies. Under the tutelage of another campus unit (The Center for Integrated Spatial Research), he has provided GIS services here on campus and for various organizations across the country. His professional experience on campus includes work for UCOP, TAPS (check out the new campus poster and bus stop maps!), EH&S, and a stable of graduate students, while his off-campus portfolio includes projects for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Santa Clara County Fire Dept., and local renewable energy developers, among others.

We are looking forward to utilizing his diverse GIS skillset, which includes spatial data creation and management, programming, reporting and visualization, consulting, and cartography. Parker very happily reports, he is recently married to his beautiful and amazing wife, Thaiana.

Luis A. Roa Associate Architect, Physical Planning & Construction, August 2017.

Luis joins our team from the State of Nevada Public Works Division where he managed Capital Improvement Projects for the last nine years. His responsibilities ranged from determining the scopes of multiple projects in coordination with various State Agencies to the full construction management of the projects. In total, Luis has over twenty years of experience in architecture and holds architectural licenses in California and Nevada.

Student Staff

Matthew O'Leary - Project Assistant, November 2017

Jessica Campos - Project Assistant, November 2017

James Lemezis - Project Assistant, February 2018

Mayank Srivastava - Project Assistant, March 2016

Justin Cheng - Project Assistant, February 2015

Kyle Smith - Project Assistant, September 2015

Brianna Jesse - Project Assistant, March 2016