Be the Source of Change.
The University of California San Diego is making a commitment to promote research, education and service activities that will spawn faculty and student startups as well as efforts to empower women and youth empowerment. Through its Social Impact and Innovation (SII) Program, the campus aims to play an important role in the emerging field of social ventures, including the creation or advancement of nonprofit enterprises working to reduce poverty worldwide.
In pursuit of our lofty goals, we are fortunate to have the constant guidance of our Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, who is not only a visionary leader but has an unflinching commitment to make a success of our program to make UC San Diego a leader among peer institutions.
The SII Program is a campus-wide initiative to provide a platform for inclusive, equal and diverse teams to work together on issues both global and local. We are here to find, partner and implement sustainable solutions to make the world a better place now and for the next generation.
Our mission is to drive the growth of inclusive society through global alliances and the power of collaboration. We are committed to working collaboratively to solve local and global challenges by fostering a safe environment for self-development, respect, dignity, self-esteem, love and compassion. We envision a unique ecosystem made up of some of the world's greatest innovators and disruptors with grassroots support both locally and globally. We want each and every person we touch to be a source of change and a change maker for life.
Pradeep KhoslaCHANCELLOR, UC SAN DIEGO
Ramesh RaoDIRECTOR, QUALCOMM INSTITUTE / CALIT2, UCSD DIVISION
Rajesh K. Gupta ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, QI
SURESH SUBRAMANI VICE CHANCELLOR, UC SAN DIEGO
Emanuel "Manny" C. PerlmanPERFORMING ARTIST, WORLD AMBASSADOR
Greg HorrowitzDIRECTOR OF INNOVATION, UC SAN DIEGO
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Sara Vaz PROGRAM OFFICER, NORDSON CORPORATION FOUNDATION
Amanda Estrata ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATION RELATIONS, UC SAN DIEGO
THE SOCIAL IMPACT & INNOVATION TEAM
Julie Matsuda Project Manager
Scott Blair Graphic Designer / Web Designer + Developer