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Hospitality and Conference Services

Meet the Team

UC San Diego’s Hospitality and Conference Services is dedicated to supporting the University’s internal academic community as well as external business partners by providing a collection of diverse meeting and event venues, flexible housing accommodations, and full-service conference planning. In doing so, we generate revenue that contributes to a fiscally solvent enterprise that offsets the costs of our student residents during the academic year.

Jackie Campbell, CPCE, CMM
Associate Director
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Jackie Campbell, Associate Director of Conferences, comes to UC San Diego with over a decade of experience with Hornblower Cruises and Events. Her experience in sales and full-service event planning is only paralleled by the excitement, passion, and high-level of customer service she extends to both colleagues and clients. Jackie recently served a three-year term as the President for the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events and continues to be actively involved in our vibrant San Diego hospitality community.

To contact Jackie, please email

Cyndi Meeves
Conference Operations Analyst
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Cyndi Meeves has over twenty years of conference and event planning experience, working with local publications in community outreach and recognition, and most recently in conference services at San Diego State University. She is well versed in University facilities and operations procedures—key to helping you navigate options and maximize your resources! In her spare time, Cyndi enjoys hiking local trails and teaching flash mobs the Thriller dance. Her exuberant personality and close attention to detail are sure to make your experience on campus a memorable one.

To contact Cyndi, please email

Anita Treviño Neubarth
Business Development Manager
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Anita joined Conference Services after leading the sales team for UC San Diego Catering for 11 years. She is known for her creativity when producing events, including unique menu development, set design and flawless execution on every project. She has a trained eye for detail, extensive knowledge of the campus, and understands how to deliver the client’s overall vision, making her an exceptional addition to the Conference team. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Anita worked for 25 years in the hotel and resort industry, opening properties such as L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel and Resort, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Cal-a-Vie Health Resort, while serving as the Director of Catering and Conference Services and National Sales Manager.

To contact Anita, please email

Kristina Young
Sales Development Manager
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Kristina comes to UC San Diego with over a decade of sales experience and hospitality. Upon graduating from Cal State San Marcos in 2003 (Business Administration, Global Business Management), Kristina (a native New Yorker), then traveled to the Pacific Northwest where she laid her foundation for event planning, working as an Events Coordinator at Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Catering Sales Manager for the private Washington Athletic Club and the iconic Palisade Restaurant. Her passion for the sun, sand, and Restaurant industry led her back to San Diego, where she worked with Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar leading the private dining program. Kristina enjoys traveling, hiking and geocaching.

To contact Kristina, please email

Suzette Olguin
Conference Specialist
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Suzette has been with Housing • Dining • Hospitality since 2002, starting in the Triton Cash office and transitioning to Conference Services in 2006. In addition to coordinating conferences, she acts as the IT liaison in the effort to streamline paperwork and procedures in the office. She has an affinity for music, board games, dogs—and great customer service!

To contact Suzette, please email

Joe Fejeran
Conference Coordinator
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Joe is a “connector of dots,” with a focus on understanding the guest experience. He began his hospitality career at the iconic Hotel del Coronado as a Concierge, serving briefly on the Board of the San Diego Concierge Association. From there, Joe moved into leadership positions at the Front Desk and then the Spa at the Del, where he learned to exceed the expectations of high-end leisure guests and large corporate groups. Joe is a proud graduate of UC San Diego (Bachelor of Arts in Communication), and when he’s off-campus he enjoys reliving his Concierge days by experiencing the best restaurants and live performances that America’s Finest City has to offer. He is looking forward to bringing his passion for exceptional service to your next event!

To contact Joe, please email

Itzel Baeza
Conference Coordinator
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Itzel graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology. While a student, she had the opportunity to work at the Career Center where she realized she enjoyed helping people reach their goals. She continued to serve the campus community until she moved to San Diego to complete the Master’s Certificate Paralegal Business Program at the University of San Diego. She worked in the legal field for 4 years before joining Hospitality and Conference Services in October 2016. She is ready to greet you with a smile either in person or by phone and provide you with the best service possible. “Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world but their world. Start small. Start now”

To contact Itzel, please email

Ryan Silva
Conference Coordinator
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After graduating with a degree in English from Humboldt State University, Ryan stayed as the Catering Coordinator for the school’s dining services department. During his tenure, he oversaw thousands of events, ranging from small coffee services and cozy luncheons to large, upscale plated dinners. During his free time, Ryan enjoys playing piano from the Great American Songbook, relaxing at Balboa Park or San Diego Zoo, and rediscovering the city in which he grew up after many years away.

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Rachel Tisdale
Conference Assistant
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Rachel graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Finance. She began her career with the university setting four years ago as a student assistant and peer tutor. She enjoyed making the college experience more fulfilling for her peers and valued the dedication to success that staff and faculty showed to her. Her desire to remain in an academic atmosphere led her to her current position in Conference Services. When Rachel is not in the office, she enjoys Capoeira and reading at the beach.

To contact Rachel, please email

Ruby Victoria
Conference Assistant
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Ruby is a San Diego native and proud UC Davis Alumna with a degree in Animal Science. During her time there, she had the opportunity to work with the Donor Relations department as a student assistant, and discovered her passion for event planning and coordinating. After graduation, she had the opportunity to work for the Walt Disney World company and learned to collaborate with a diverse team while providing excellent service to over 20,000 guests daily. She is excited to be living in San Diego again and during her free time, you can find her roaming the Disney parks, traveling, reading, and spending time with family.

To contact Ruby, please email

You can also reach UC San Diego Hospitality and Conference Services team locally at 858.534.4220.

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