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Undergraduate Project Advisors & Tutors

  • Cristina Barney

    Cristina Barney

    Cristy is a 5th year Bioengineering: Biosystems student minoring in Design. She is also an international student from Mexico. She joined Global Ties in the Spring Quarter of her Sophomore year through ENG 100D and moved on to join Schoolhouse Ghana Team for the following three quarters. Currently, Cristy is the TA for the Schoolhouse Ghana Team. Besides being part of Global Ties, she is project manager for Engineering World Health, part of the UCSD Ski and Snowboarding Team and she was College Ambassador for the Triton Center. In her spare time she likes to travel, read fantasy novels, do sports and arts and crafts, and spend time with friends and family.
  • Anahita Dasgupta

    Anahita Dasgupta

    Ana is a 5th year Mechanical Engineering student, minoring in Design. She took ENG100D her freshman year in Spring and worked on Schoolhouse Ghana for its first 2 quarters in the Global TIES program. Because of Global TIES, Ana has found a love for using the design process for social impact and is hoping to pursue this in her future career. She has taken on several Human-Centered Design and social innovation projects throughout her college experience and is constantly looking for new ways and fields that can teach her something new and learn where she can make an impact. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying new foods, grooving to music, traveling and enjoying the company of her friends and family.
  • Candice Mallari

    Candice Mallari

    Candice is a 4th year mechanical engineering student with a minor in design. She joined Global TIES in the winter quarter of her 2nd year through ENG 100D (her favorite class) and then went on to join the One Village Philippines team the following quarter. She has served as the TA for Diabeatit, One Village Philippines, ENG 100D, and the COVID-19 project team. Because of the Global TIES program, she developed an even greater passion for human-centered design and social innovation and hopes to do work related to that in the future. In her free time, you can find her doing socially distanced activities like facetiming friends and family, watching movies or the Lakers, or something art or music related.
  • David Protonotarios

    David Protonotarios

    David is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student minoring in Economics. He first took a Global TIES course in the winter of his Sophomore year, taking part in the OVP project and the later COVID project, and then went on to become a TA for the Cruz Roja Project. Because of the Global TIES program, David has further developed his passion for renewable energy and environmental sustainability. His future plans include work and/or research in the field. Apart from Global TIES, David is also the founder of the International Students Association at UCSD and a member of a project researching the implementation of clean energy in the Western US. In his free time David likes to play basketball, surf, watch sport and hang out with friends and family.
  • Kristian Romero

    Kristian Romero

    Kristian is a 3rd year transfer student from Santa Monica College  majoring in Computer Science. His journey with Global TIES began on the winter quarter of his second year in UCSD when he took ENG 100D working directly with the San Diego Architectural Foundation for an application design project. From then, he later joined to one of COVID projects the following quarter and recently joined the staff of Global TIES soon after and is currently on the OVP project team. In his free time, Kristian loves to hike, play music, and pretty much do anything that involves a board.
  • Jennifer Hofilena

    Jennifer Hofilena

    Jenny is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student with a minor in Design. She stumbled upon Global TIES during the spring quarter of her sophomore year, in which she joined the first COVID project and returned to the DiaBEATit team. Jenny collaborated with Project Kilimanjaro during her time in ENG100D, and found her way back as a TA for the DiaBEATit and K-12 projects. Because of her involvement in the Global TIES program, she became intrigued to follow a career path focused on human-centered design and sustainability. In her spare time, you can find her researching astrology, reading tarot cards, or upcycling her thrifted clothes.