About Us

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BreAnda Northcutt

BreAnda oversees the communications unit, providing strategic guidance and deploying members of the team to support each unit and initiative as needed. She strives to make each finance, operational and administrative project more effective by thoughtfully considering every aspect of communication – from messaging to messenger, medium, format and timing – including how it fits into the larger picture of other initiatives.  

Contact:  bnorthcutt@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-7112 | Twitter | LinkedIn

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Jennifer Eting
Communication Manager for Change Initiatives

Jennifer provides expert support for the division’s ongoing change initiatives, namely UCPath, ensuring that each change project has a strong communication plan associated with it. Jennifer is focused on using targeted communication tools that accelerate acceptance of change.

Contact:  jlmeting@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-3096

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Grant Nejedlo
Communication Manager for Employee Engagement

Grant is largely focused on improving employee engagement with the division’s diverse programs through more effective communications, including providing communication leadership for Human Resources. Grant is looking for ways to increase the impact of internal communications.

Contact:  gnejedlo@ucdavis.edu | (530) 746-8794

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Katie Hetrick
Dir. of Marketing and Comms, Campus Planning & Environmental Stewardship

Katie spearheads all marketing and communication efforts for the Arboretum and Public Garden and the rest of the units within Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship. Katie is responsible for all aspects of communication and has deep knowledge of marketing, social media and outreach strategies.

Contact:  kfhetrick@ucdavis.edu | (530) 754-4134

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Andrew Larsen
Sr. Graphic Designer

Andrew provides creative leadership for the division’s design projects, including overseeing the work of two graphic design students: Julia Wu and Ashley Lam. Andrew is focused on designing materials that positively impact our audiences.

Contact:  aslarsen@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-0404

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Duke McAdow
Web Content Manager

Duke provides web design and development support for the division’s websites. He tracks analytics and discovers new ways to improve the online user’s experience. He is currently participating in a testing phase for the new Drupal content management system to provide support for transitioning our departments to the new platform.

Contact:  dkmcadow@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-6236 | Twitter

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Lindy Gervin
Sr. Technical Writer, Safety Services

Lindy provides technical writing support for the Safety Services unit, helping to build a culture of safety across the University by writing, editing and publishing documents that are universally accessible.

Contact:  lfgervin@ucdavis.edu

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Lauren Riebs
Student News Editor

Lauren provides storytelling support for departments across the division, writing news stories that get published in Dateline, Davis Enterprise and the FOA Weekly Digest. Lauren also supports departmental newsletters including the Facilities’ monthly employee newsletter and the Leaflet, a monthly electronic publication for members and friends of the Arboretum.

Contact:  lrriebs@ucdavis.edu