Parvin Damania

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Administrative Assistant

Since September 2001


  • Administrative support to Associate Vice Provost-International Programs and Associate Vice Provost-Outreach and Engagement (2007-2014). Currently, Associate Vice Provost-Academic Programs, and Associate Vice Provost-Global Education and Services.
  • Facilitator for international senior visiting delegations
  • Liaison for Agreements of Cooperation and Working Agreements
  • Administrative support: Emergency Guidelines for International Programs Advisory Committee and International Risk Assessment Advisory Committee

Other UC Davis posts: Administrative assistant in Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor's Office 2005-2007; Institute of Toxicology & Environmental Health 1999-2001, Planning & Budget Office 1999; Agronomy and Range Science 1994-1995; 1998-1999.

Background: I am a global citizen. I have lived and worked in five countries before coming to the US.  I was Executive Secretary in multinational companies and international organizations in India (Johnson & Johnson, Enron, Regent & Radisson Hotels) , Italy (FAO of the United Nations, CNR), England (University of Birmingham), Syria (ICARDA), and Canada (Ministry of Housing); was administrative assistant of various projects of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Rome and Bari, Italy; provided secretarial assistance for 3 consecutive years to World Bank's External Project and Management Review Teams at International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria; organized and attended symposia in Denmark and Italy, and provided secretarial assistance in regional workshops.  Member of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Sacramento Chapter.

Languages:  Italian (Basic), Arabic (Basic), Hindi (Native Trilingual Proficiencies)

Education: B.A. in English and French Literature; Diploma in Secretarial Practice

Contact: (530) 754-9707,