UC Davis ADVANCE Assistant Director
Sophie Barbu is the Assistant Director for the UC Davis ADVANCE Program. She leads data research, collection and analysis, and internal program evaluation, publication/dissemination of project research results, and federal reporting. In 2017, Ms. Barbu was selected for the competitive University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development award. She also serves as a member of the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) which is an advisory body to the Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.
Previously, Ms. Barbu served as Program Manager for the UC Davis ADVANCE Program and was responsible for administrative oversight, STEAD workshop coordination, data and financial analysis, and management for events and website. She also served as Senior Program Coordinator for a large international public health organization, University Research Co., LLC, on several multi-million dollar federally-funded programs that helped international communities access health services (2008-2012). Ms. Barbu received her B.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC