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  • Dr. Edward Abeyta

    Dr. Edward Abeyta

    Dr. Edward Abeyta is the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Director, Pre-College Programs at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension. Prior to joining UCSD Extension in 1995, Edward began his service at UCSD as a counselor for the Early Academic Outreach Program serving underrepresented students in San Diego high schools and later was assumed the role of Registrar and Director of Academic Services at UC San Diego Extension. Dr. Abeyta has a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, a M.A. from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Post Secondary Adult Education from Capella University. Edward has been recognized from UCSD and the UC Office of the President for his involvement in staff diversity and development initiatives. In 2008 Edward was selected to a two year term as the Staff Advisor to The Regents. He currently serves on the UC Diversity Commission, Post-retirement Task Force, and The Regents UC Commission on the Future
  • Morgan Appel

    Morgan Appel

    Morgan Appel is Assistant Dean for Education and Community Outreach (ECO) at UC San Diego Extension, overseeing a diverse array of programming for PK-post retirement, including opportunities for students, practitioners, administrators, parents, and community stakeholders. He previously served as Director of Education Programs at UC Irvine’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE) following a research appointment at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. With expertise in education transformation and policy, Appel has worked with a number of school districts, universities, and research institutes to explore the impacts of legislated and organically-generated change agentry across segments of education. Professional specialties include gifted and talented education; the neuroscience of teaching and learning; arts integration; and organizational behavior in educational institutions. Beyond his current administrative appointment, Appel teaches a variety of courses at both UC San Diego and UC Irvine.

  •  Maysoon Lehmeidi

    Maysoon Lehmeidi

    Maysoon Lehmeidi is an Associate Director for the Education and Community Outreach Department at UC San Diego Extension. She has worked for UC San Diego in a variety of different capacities for over 10 years. Prior to working with UC San Diego Extension, she was the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) program at the Jacobs School of Engineering. She also worked in the Division of Biological Sciences as a Program Coordinator, developing and maintaining continuing education programs for professionals in the field of biotechnology. Maysoon received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from UC San Diego and received her M.S. in Economics from Boston University.
  • Amie Becker

    Amie Becker

    Amie Becker is an Associate Director for the Education and Community Outreach Department at UC San Diego Extension. Prior to working with ECO,  she ran Extension's flagship Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program in partnership with UCSD School of Medicine, assisting individuals who seek admission to medical school. Amie received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University. 
  • Amy Patterson

    Amy Patterson

    Amy Patterson is the Program Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego Extension. Prior to accepting this position in 2013, she worked for a variety of other UCSD departments including The Center for Academic Research and Training Anthropogeny and the Department of Surgery. Amy received her B.A. from the University of Washington in 2008.