Jessie Dubreuil

University of California - Global Challenges Teaching Award exploring pandemics

Jessie Dubreuil is Associate Director for Learning at the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as faculty in the Writing Program and at Merrill College.

Jessie received her undergraduate and masters degrees in English from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the UCSC community, Jessie was the Director of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program at Colorado College, where she taught literature and humanities courses and focused her research and teaching on experiential and community-based learning. There, she spearheaded grants, programs, and partnerships to incorporate Community Based Learning into the first year curriculum, oversaw the FYE Mentor program, and received the Exemplary Achievement in Community Engaged Teaching Award (2015). Almost a decade ago, she began exploring the rhetoric of health and illness with students and community partners at the Moab Free Health Clinic. Jessie is currently the faculty fellow in the UCSC Division of Global Engagement’s Global Classrooms Initiative, and is co-editor, with Sikina Jinnah, Jody Greene, and Sam Foster (eds.), of Teaching Environmental Politics and Justice, under contract at Edward Elgar Publishers.