Sophie Barbu

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Position Title
DEI Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives


About Sophie

As Assistant Director for the UC Davis ADVANCE Program I lead the program’s data research, collection and analysis, and internal program evaluation, publication/dissemination of project research results, and federal reporting. In 2020, I joined the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, where I work with DEI to develop tools, strengthen internal and external communications, coordinate grants and fundraising efforts, and perform technical writing. I’ve been a member of the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) since 2015 and currently serve as a co-Chair (2021-2022). When not working I can be found hiking in the mountains or on coastal trails, cooking and enjoying international cuisine (usually Moroccan, Jamaican, Chinese, and Italian), playing with my dogs, or chasing my toddler around (likely while doing any of the previously-mentioned activities).