The Talent Acquisition team is happy to welcome six new Talent Acquisition Specialists to our group. All of the new team members are located at Laurel Heights, so please stop by, introduce yourself, and give a warm welcome to our new employees.

Chhaya Chaudhari joined UCSF in May, from a previous role as a Senior Technical Recruiter with Jacobs Consulting, where she supported tech organizations and startups. Chhaya brings 15+ years of experience in Technical, C-level, G & A, Biotech and Finance recruiting. Chhaya will support a variety of departments including Environmental Health and Safety, Research Management, School of Medicine Dean’s office, and Development. In her spare time, Chhaya can be found volunteering at Jewish Family and Children’s services in San Francisco.

Kelly Le joined UCSF in July, from a previous recruiting role at Rodan + Fields. With more than 9 years of experience, Kelly will oversee recruitment for Finance and Administration and the School of Pharmacy. Kelly shared a fun fact about herself: While Mike Love (the lead singer of The Beach Boys) was performing Surfer Girl at a concert in my hometown; he brought me on stage and danced and serenaded me. The next day a picture of us headlined the local paper.”

Jessica Lee joined UCSF in May, coming to us from SoCal where she worked in admissions at the UCLA Anderson Business School and in recruiting at the Wi-Fi tech company Boingo. Jessica will focus on recruitment for several departments in Campus Life Services. Outside of work, Jessica is a foodie and would love recommendations on your favorite San Francisco restaurants. Jessica shared this fun fact about herself: Although a foodie, Jessica has never tried sushi. Oddly enough, when she visited Japan she ordered a California roll…!

Mark Nabong joined UCSF in May, after a role at Good Eggs recruiting for all departments within the organization from Warehouse Associates to Marketing Designers. Mark has been in recruiting for two years, starting at SolarCity and then Esurance. Mark will serve as the TA team Sourcing Specialist, working in the background to help support the most challenging recruitments across the entire organization. Mark will develop talent pipelines to be used now and in the future. He will be an “evangelist” who will spend his time broadcasting UCSF opportunities far and wide. Mark shares this fun fact: “I love smiling, smiling's my favorite!”

Selena “Lena” Rivas joined UCSF in June, having previously worked as a recruiter for Adecco and prior to that as a Dental Consultant. Lena will specialize in recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators, Staff Research Associates, and Administrative and Lab Assistants across campus. About joining UCSF, Lena notes: “I am interested in moving into recruitment in a large organization and would love the opportunity to grow and learn more about Human Resources in every aspect.” Outside of work, Lena enjoys exploring new places, traveling and antiquing

Irene Wong joined UCSF in May, after a previous role at Lowe’s as a Human Resources Coordinator. Irene comes with full cycle recruiting experience focused on top down recruitment from entry level to leadership level positions including hard-to-fill positions. Irene will specialize in recruiting Clinical Research Coordinators, Staff Research Associates, Administrative and Lab Assistants across campus. Irene’s fun fact: “I love dogs and playing games”.