Associate Director for Learning
Jessie Dubreuil received her undergraduate and masters degrees in English from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the UC Santa Cruz community, Jessie was the Director of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Colorado College, where she taught literature and humanities courses and focused her research and teaching on experiential, immersive, and community-based learning. There, she spearheaded grants, programs, and partnerships to incorporate Community Based Learning into the first year curriculum, oversaw the FYE Mentor program, and received the Exemplary Achievement in Community Engaged Teaching Award (2015). Jessie has also taught at Rice University, and the University of Virginia. She directs the CITL Undergraduate Fellowship, a program to nurture and support peer-to-peer learning on campus. Jessie is also a faculty member in the Writing Program and at Merrill College, where she serves as College 1 Coordinator and leads the fall seminar for Merrill Course Assistants. She is a Visiting Associate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), where she works with the Student Experience of the Research University (SERU) study.