2016-2017 jane b semel award recipients
Jeff Averill (in memoriam): Former Campus Architect, Campus Programs
Jeff Averill, former campus architect at UCLA, oversaw every large-scale campus building project at UCLA for fifteen years, and pioneered UCLA’s transition to environmentally friendly construction practices. Jeff was a part of the team that helped the campus meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards for sustainable construction, where thirty-three buildings at UCLA became LEED- certified and twenty-one were set on their way to becoming certified. He helped design the Living Amphitheater garden that opened this year in Sunset Recreation Center at the HCI 2017 celebration event. Jeff started his career at UCLA in 2001 as project manager, and was then appointed campus architect in 2003, assuming responsibility of keeping the interiors and exteriors of buildings matching UCLA’s aesthetic and enhancing the image of the campus.
Marquell Craddock: Medical Student, David Geffen School of Medicine
Marquell Craddock is a second year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine who also follows his passions for cooking and eating healthy. He is a part of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative at UCLA that aims to raise awareness about the issues of student hunger and food insecurity, through facilitating cooking classes that focus on adding fresh and nutritious ingredients to meals. In addition to this venture, Marquell volunteers for the HCI food literacy program that engages UCLA students to develop their own lessons in the art of cooking and share those discoveries and talents with their fellow students. Furthering his desire of spreading the importance of healthy lifestyles, Marquell also participated in research for the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Elloi Delos Reyes: Program Coordinator, Tobacco-Free Task Force Program
Elloi Delos Reyes works in the Department of General Internal Medicine, and is the program coordinator for the Tobacco-Free Task Force at UCLA. This program fostered a tobacco-free campus environment starting on April 22, 2013, making it the first UC campus to do so. The Task Force focuses on raising awareness and educating smokers about resources they can use to quit or cut back while on campus, as well as promoting compliance with the tobacco policy. Elloi and the Task Force also encourage students to get involved as Clean Air Advocates, promoting the tobacco-free lifestyle on UCLA’s campus and beyond.
Mike Lee: Associate Director, Social Sciences Computing
Mike Lee is the director of services and projects for UCLA Social Sciences Computing. He is the former Staff Assembly President and HCI Steering Committee member who shared the Healthy Campus Initiative with his staff assembly colleagues throughout the UC systems. His involvement paved the way for the UC-wide Healthy Campus Network that was inspired by the UCLA HCI. He has also served as the campus’s race director for the True Bruin Move and Groove 5K that is co- sponsored by HCI, and served four years as staff representative at UCLA Recreation’s John Wooden Center Board of Governors.
Kelly Shedd: FITWELL Assistant Program Director, Recreation
Kelly Shedd is the assistant program director of UCLA Recreation’s FITWELL Program that promotes wellness on campus by educating, motivating, and empowering faculty, staff, and students at the university. The program emphasizes the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, with a specific focus in the areas of fitness, general health, exercise, weight management, and nutrition. Kelly and the program have begun cultivating healthy workplace culture through incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into the office environment. Along with these healthy lifestyle pursuits, Kelly leads the Diabetes Prevention Program that is funded by HCI.
Artemisia Valeri: MindWell Pod Coordinator, Semel Institute
Artemisia Valeri is the coordinator for the MindWell pod of HCI. This year she served as curator of the Meb Keflezighi Eudaimonia TEDxUCLA salon, funded by HCI, that focused on cultivating a sustained sense of wellbeing that goes along with finding meaning and purpose in life. Artemisia was heavily involved in collecting data for the Mind Lexicon Project, which aimed to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing among students at this university. She also organized a cross-campus team to design the Healthy Campus Resource Map, which provides students with over one hundred campus resources, ranging from food, to shelter, to safety.
May Wang: Professor, Fielding School of Public Health
May Wang is a professor in the Department of Community Health Science at the Fielding School of Public Health whose research interests include environmental determinants of diet-related conditions and the evaluation of nutrition programs for children. She is the faculty leader for the HCI Food Studies Certificate Program, as well as a researcher for the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative. May was a part of the group that spearheaded the Flex Bar in the De Neve Dining Hall on campus that offers healthier food choices to students living on the Hill, and involved her students in the project through developing a novel dietary intake survey that they administered to students in the dining halls. May is also a member of the HCI Steering Committee that provides strategic guidance for the direction of the initiative.