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Meet the GOLD Steering Committee

The GOLD Steering committee (GSC) represents graduates from the last 10 years with a variety of backgrounds, majors and careers. This diverse group lives across the country, and gives their time, treasure and talent to support the 92,000 GOLD alumni and the next generation of UC San Diego graduates. They are involved with various alumni initiatives through subcommittees that are focused on:

  • Creating GOLD community within the regions they reside
  • Strengthening the GOLD brand through merchandise and storytelling
  • Focusing on the Triton Center GOLD plans and programs
  • Establishing the GOLD Fund, which provides professional and social resources
  • Dedicating resources to alumni affinity groups
  • Connecting with our international student body

For more information on the GOLD Steering Committee please contact Sashi Whitman at swhitman@ucsd.edu.

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Committee Members

DANIELLE ARON ‘17

Danielle Aron

Danielle Aron graduated from UC San Diego (ERC) in 2017 with BAs in both Economics and Political Science: International Relations. While at UC San Diego, she was passionate about student philanthropy and made a home for herself in the Student Foundation, serving as president her senior year. She then decided to pursue her Masters, and graduated with an MA in Global Development Economics from Boston University in 2020. Danielle currently lives in D.C. and works at the World Bank, Poverty and Equity Global Practice. Connect with Danielle on Tritons Connect

JEFF BILLINGS ‘17

Jeff Billings

As a UC San Diego transfer student and athlete, Jeff graduated in 2017 with a degree in International Studies - Economics. Jeff was also a member of the UC San Diego Rowing Team. He currently works in San Diego at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consultancy firm where he leads a project team specialized in analytics, forecasting, and visualization. In his free time, Jeff likes to travel, enjoys water sports, and recently acquired his private pilot’s license. Connect with Jeff on Tritons Connect

DYLAN GREHER ‘23

Dylan-Greher

Dylan Greher graduated with a degree in International Business and a minor in Climate Change studies through Scripps. During his time at UC San Diego, Dylan actively engaged with the startup community, rebooting the dormant Social Entrepreneurship Association, founding multiple startups and organizing UC San Diego’s first business-oriented Earth Day event. As an intern at Conscious Capitalism, he is helping connect San Diego businesses and is getting more college-aged students involved in the movement. He’s also currently exploring the many challenges to a sustainable and equitable Earth and space environment. Dylan loves learning about space time, star gazing, creating immersive and imaginative art. On the weekends, he enjoys staying active through beach sports, hiking camping. Connect with Dylan on Tritons Connect. Connect with Dylan on Tritons Connect

FRED GRIER ’19

Fred Grier

Fred Grier is an MBA Candidate at USD Knauss Business School. He brings more than four years of experience working for top companies including Deloitte, Qualcomm, and The San Diego Business Journal. He is a first-generation college student out of Sixth College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During his time, he was involved with the Student Alumni Associates and The Basement’s startup accelerator program before graduating in 2019. Connect with Fred on Tritons Connect

PRIYA JINDAL ‘20

Priya Jindal

Priya graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Bioinformatics and minors in Computer Science and Business and earned her M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Priya currently works at Disney as a software engineer, working on the Ad platform technology team. During her time at UC San Diego, she was involved with undergraduate research in bioinformatics focused on gene expression and actively volunteered at campus events through the UCSD Volunteer50 organization. In her free time, Priya enjoys baking desserts and trying out new recipes! Connect with Priya on Tritons Connect

DEREK LIM ‘19

Derek Lim

Derek received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) and Economics, and a minor in Business in 2019 from UC San Diego. He is currently a Strategic Finance Associate at Building Hope, a nonprofit in Washington DC. His experience also includes being Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley. During his time at UC San Diego, he was an AVP for Associated Students, a student representative for the Committee for International Education, on the board for the Interfraternity Council, and an executive member for the school’s Dragon Boat team. Connect with Derek on Tritons Connect

SOPHIA LUO ‘19

Sophia Luo

Sophia graduated from Thurgood Marshall College in 2019 with a degree in Management Science and a minor in Accounting. Sophia currently works at Apple in Cupertino as a Senior Financial Analyst. She was formerly at Insight Economics in San Diego. Connect with Sophia on Tritons Connect

PRIYANKA MISHRA ‘20

Priyanka Mishra

Priyanka Mishra received her Masters in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning at Columbia University and Bachelors in Mathematics-Computer Science from UC San Diego. She is currently working as a Software Engineer within the Cloud and AI org at Microsoft. At UC San Diego, she was actively involved as Dean's Intern, IEEE Social chair, Student council member and participated in various capacities with different student organizations. Her intrinsic motivation comes from empowering people with technology. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, dancing, playing the guitar and piano. Connect with Priyanka on Tritons Connect.

AMON NEEQUAYE '16

Amon Neequaye

Amon graduated from UCSD in 2016 with a degree in Cognitive Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. While at UCSD he was a Computer Science tutor, part of the Cognitive Science Students Association, and president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. He currently works for Roku as a User Experience Researcher and has extensive experience with several other Silicon Valley technology companies. He also works as a UX consultant & mentor, a real estate investor in Texas, and an editorial fashion model. In his spare time, he loves to work out, spend time with friends, and dance as much as possible in the sun. Connect with Amon on Tritons Connect

STEPHANIE PERERA ’16

Stephanie Perera

Stephanie graduated in 2016 from UC San Diego's Earl Warren College with a degree in Political Science. She is a staffer for the US House of Representatives. In her free time, Stephanie likes watching Bay Area sports, exploring the DC food scene, and traveling. Connect with Stephanie on Tritons Connect

TAL RODED ‘19

Tal Roded

Tal graduated in 2019 from Warren College with a double major in Math and Economics. Tal enjoys exploring questions about how the world works through data analysis & visualization and regularly publishes articles on his website visualizecuriosity.com. Currently, he is a data scientist for Starbucks Global COE, where he supports pricing optimization, customer segmentation, and test & learn data science projects for international markets. When he isn’t learning something new, Tal can usually be found running, biking, or exploring museums all over New York City. Connect with Tal on Tritons Connect

GUJRI SINGH ‘20

Gujri Singh

Gujri Singh received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics-Computer Science from UC San Diego in 2020. She is currently a software engineer at Viasat, a global communications company based in Carlsbad, California. During her time at UC San Diego, she was an active volunteer with multiple organizations that work with underserved communities such as the International Rescue Committee, The Preuss School UCSD, and Project BELL. Gujri is also a member of the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates Council, where she serves as an ambassador for the Chancellor’s Associates scholarship program to help broaden access to higher education and support student success. Connect with Gujri on Tritons Connect

SIMONE SINGH ‘19

Simone Singh

Simone Singh is a 2019 UC San Diego graduate from Eleanor Roosevelt College and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. Simone is based in New York City and is a seasoned communicator, strategist, and digital marketer and currently works as a Communications Manager at Dentsu, a Tokyo-based advertising agency. On a day-to-day basis, Simone develops product marketing solutions, engages employees, and helps launch business strategies for the company. In her free time, Simone loves to read, write, eat good food and travel to new places. Connect with Simone on Tritons Connect

ANTHONY TSENG ‘19

Anthony Tseng

Anthony Tseng is a Software Engineer at Amazon where he builds out website experiences promoting customer engagement with Amazon Devices. He graduated from Warren with a Computer Science degree in 2019; during his time there, he was an active leader in the Student Foundation and Student Alumni Associates, facilitating student philanthropy and student-alumni engagement. In his free time, he loves baking elaborate cakes, running long distances, and trying to become a TikTok food influencer. Connect with Anthony on Tritons Connect

NATE WILBANKS ‘18

Nate Wilbanks

Nate Wilbanks graduated in 2018 with a degree in International Studies from Eleanor Roosevelt College. Nate began with Annual Giving at UC San Diego as a Development Assistant and later was promoted to Stewardship Manager. Nate currently serves as the Alumni Director of Social Sciences, where he leads the pipeline development and engagement efforts in identifying and cultivating the division’s next generation of donors and volunteers. Nate also works closely with Dean Carol Padden, his University Development colleagues, and key academic leaders in achieving these goals. Connect with Nate on Tritons Connect

ANGELA YANG ‘20

Angela Yang

Angela received her BA in Political Science (American Politics) and Anthropology (Climate Change and Human Solutions) in 2020. While at UC San Diego, she was an ERC Resident Advisor and Orientation Leader, Alumni & Career Services assistant, Student Council of ERC representative, and Associated Students fellow. Currently, Angela works at the James Beard Foundation, fundraising to support the restaurant industry and champion a standard of good food for good. In her free time, Angela can be found exploring New York City’s museums, trying a new recipe, or reading! Connect with Angela on Tritons Connect

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