Jennie Konsella-Norene

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Assistant Director, Global Professional Programs

Since July 2010 


  • Manages the Fulbright Scholar Program and integrates the Scholars into the local community by coordinating events and activities, serving as a Fubright Campus Representative, partnering with the Bay Area Enrichment Program, and participating on the Fulbright Advisory Committee. 
  • Serves as the Administrative Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship and oversees all Fellow support services, including budgetary and logisitcal elements of the program. 
  • Provides program oversight for campus opportunities and implements educational program guidelines for mid-career professional internships. 
  • Researches, analyzes and publicizes international funding opportunities for faculty, reseachers, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students to maximize communication of funding opportunities and encourage participation in innovative opportunities for learning and scholarship. 
  • Administers the Global Affairs Seed Grant programs by developing marketing materials, managing the call for proposals, fielding proposal inquiries, and facilitating communication with department faculty and deans.

Other UC Davis posts: Program Coordinator, UC Davis Summer Abroad, 2010 - 2011; UC Davis graduate (2003); Student Assistant/Peer Advisor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean's Office (2000-2002).

Background: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey graduate student (2008-2010); Study Abroad Coordinator/Recruiter at International Studies Abroad (2006-2008); Culture and language facilitator, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2003-2004); Certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 

Education: B.S., Human Development, UC Davis; M.P.A. with a focus in International Development and Management, The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Languages: Spanish

Contact: (530) 754-9403,