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UCOP colleagues share their gratitude

We asked Link readers to share their silver linings of 2020. Here’s what’s been making UCOP staff feel grateful.


Jeane Oribello

My new (ab)normal: Jeane Oribello, painter and Schitt’s Creek fan

Jeane has been using her time at home to flex her DIY skills through house-beautification projects.


My new (ab)normal: Raphaelle Steinzig, baker

During quarantine, Raphaelle has learned to bake and has discovered an affinity for miniature meringue mushrooms.


Shout-Out for Latascha Magness-Cotton and Eddie Brown

Thanks to Latascha and Eddie’s great work, the Oakland move process has been seamless and quick for the Capital Asset Strategies & Finance team.


10-Second Bio: Stacey L. Johnson, Alzheimer’s advocate

Meet Financial Analyst Stacey Johnson. In her time outside of OP, she manages a foundation that was created in honor of her mother, Willie Mae Graggs-Johnson.


OPSA Steering Committee elections: Cast your vote!

The polls are open. Help drive the direction of staff leadership at UCOP by voting for new members to the OP Staff Assembly Steering Committee.


Sujit Thapa

10 Second Bio: Sujit Thapa, recovering engineer

Though Sujit Thapa began his career as an engineer, he found his passion in working for the common good.


June Yu

Welcoming June Yu, associate vice president for UC National Laboratories

Dr. Yu has been executive director for National Laboratories Programs for the last five years and has had a relationship with UC and the national labs for 30 years.