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Educational Innovation Support Team

Meet the Team

WCarlos Jensen

Carlos Jensen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor - Educational Innovation

Carlos Jensen joined UC San Diego and the Executive Vice Chancellor team in 2020. He is a champion of experiential learning and has extensive leadership experience in public education, with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence, educational innovation and access, and enhancing the student experience. As AVC-EI, he leads our campus educational innovation efforts, designed to stimulate the development of new academic programs and infrastructures in support of our strategic priorities for diversity and access, the student experience, organizational sustainability, and more. In this capacity, Carlos oversees the Teaching + Learning Commons, which promotes educational excellence through comprehensive services for students and educators.

Marina Hayden

Marina Hayden

Principal Project & Policy Analyst
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Jessica Juarez

Executive Assistant to AVC Jensen
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Summer Planning

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Rocco Fragomeni

Director of Summer Planning
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Student Assistants

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Arturo Amaya

Student Assistant
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
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Sean Yen

Student Assistant
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Campus Partners 


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David Ruiter, Ph.D.

Faculty Director, Teaching + Learning Commons

Carolyn Sandoval, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Teaching + Learning Commons
Director of Engaged Teaching 



Karen Flammer, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Learning, Teaching + Learning Commons