Kaitlin Chell

UC San Diego

Kaitlin Chell is the Executive Director of Government & Community Relations at UC San Diego. In this role, she oversees advocacy efforts for the UC San Diego main campus and UC San Diego Health, focusing on state, local, and community relations. Prior to UC San Diego, Kaitlin served as Director of Federal Relations at UC Riverside. In that role, she advocated for higher education and research priorities both in Congress and Sacramento. She worked with the Inland Empire congressional delegation to add more graduate medical education slots at the Veterans Health Administration to benefit UCR’s new School of Medicine and she secured funding for a multi-million-dollar citrus research facility. Kaitlin also worked closely with the Office of Research to double UCR’s federal funding.