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Technology Enhanced Education Member Directory

Valentina Bettencourt

I have been with the Dean’s Office at UCSF for over ten years. I manage the online curriculum, provide training on the School of Medicine’s course management systems and oversee the iROCKET Helpdesk.

Polo Black Golde

I joined the Technology Enhanced Education team in May 2017 as Business Systems Analyst. I work closely with TEE's project stakeholders to specify, design, test, and deliver IT solutions for medical education. Stripped of jargon, this means my role on each project is to uncover the needs of our users and to ensure, with thorough documentation, that technical efforts are tuned to those needs at each stage. My main project is the creation of a consolidated data system for the School of Medicine's assessment and evaluation data. Before joining UCSF, I spent several years at the NYU School of Medicine during a major curricular reform, where I also worked on digital tools and data systems for assessment and outcomes initiatives. I am a Bay Area native with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and philosophy from Williams College.

Christian Burke

I have a deep passion for using technology and media to enhance learning.   I studied architecture at UC Berkeley and briefly worked in the field then soon feel for what online technology can do for design and creating rich learning experiences.  I lead a team of rock stars at UCSF to transform the curriculum using technology where we create online learning, video lessons, use technologies to enhance the live learning experience and much more.  We are always ready to experiment with many ways that technology can improve learning at UCSF and focus on the innovations that can transform an already world class university. 

Sascha Cohen

Like Tuan mac Cairill of Irish legend, I’ve lived many lives – or so it seems. After gaining a degree in Religion at UCSC, and one in Middle Eastern Studies from UT Austin, and enjoying a regular cycle of travel in North America and Europe, I took a circuitous path through writing, music, law, health and public service to rise up through the ranks of technology leadership, only find myself washed ashore here at UCSF in January of 2009.

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