Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Lisa Pauken

July 06, 2018

Lisa Pauken and her family

Lisa Pauken has worked in Academic Human Resources (AHR) since September of 2016. She has a degree in Economics and had worked in Human Resources in Silicon Valley before leaving tech behind to raise her family.

When Lisa’s eldest son graduated from UCSC in 2016, she applied for the UE AHR position because she knew she wanted to work at our beautiful campus. She enjoys working with the AHR team supporting the Colleges, Summer Session, Educational Partnership Center, and Learning Support Services. She especially likes getting to see deer and turkeys every day, and being able to spend time with her nephew, a current UCSC junior.

Lisa was recently nominated for the “many talents and creative ideas” she brings to her job, especially for events like the Staff Appreciation Breakfast. She always approaches her work “with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.”

When Lisa isn’t at work, she likes to spend time with her family: her husband of 27 years, their four children, four cats and two dogs. She is a fan of the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors and Mickey Mouse. She also enjoys watching movies, finding fantastic breakfast spots and traveling with her family.

Thank you, Lisa, for going the extra mile!