Meet the Staff
Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct Staff
CrystalRae Lugo Shearer
Director, Academic Integrity & Student Conduct and Assistant Dean of Students
CrystalRae is the Director of the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct. She oversees the management and direction of the office. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising student conduct officers on case adjudication and serving as the campus main point of contact for non-academic student conduct issues.
CrystalRae joined the Student Life and Leadership team in February 2014. Prior to this position she served as the Associate Director of Residential Life, Student Conduct and Governance for Student Housing from November 2007- January 2014.
CrystalRae has been a member of the UC Irvine staff community for 10.5 years. Although student conduct may be perceived as laborious, CrystalRae sees it as an opportunity to meet students and assist them in their decision making.
Associate Director of Academic Integrity
Holly joined the Office of Student Life & Leadership in March 2016. She assists the Director in the creation and implementation of the Academic Integrity & Student Conduct Processes. Her prior work experience includes various roles at Purchase College, State University of New York and at the Learning Assistance Center of California State University, Long Beach.
Holly received both her Bachelor's and Master of Music degrees at Purchase College, SUNY. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree through the Educational Leadership Program at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research interests include rural college access and issues pertaining to the educational success of underrepresented students.
Holly is excited to be a member of the UCI community. She enjoys having the opportunity to assist students in developing responsible decision making skills.
Student Conduct Officer
Nicole has been a part of Student Life & Leadership since 2007 as a Greek Life Advisor and Student Conduct Officer. As a Greek Life Advisor, she works closely with the culturally-based fraternity and sorority community advising the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). She is also the advisor to Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society. In her role as a Student Conduct Officer, Nicole meets with students regarding allegations of campus policy violations. She also serves as an advisor to the Student Conduct Peer Advisors and Review Board.
Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Before returning to UC Irvine, Nicole worked in Washington DC as a Congressional Fellow for Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink, a staff member for Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, and a research consultant for Ayers&Associates.
Nicole believes that UC Irvine provides students with many opportunities to get involved and belong to the campus community. "It's rewarding to see how students develop from their experiences and I am grateful to be a part of that journey. Conversely, I continue to learn a great deal from the insights of our students." Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Student Conduct Officer
Christopher joined the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct team in May of 2016. As a Student Conduct Officer, he meets with students to resolve allegations of campus policy violations.
Christopher worked with UCI Student Housing for nine years, serving students in different roles. His most recent position was as a Residence Life Coordinator in Mesa Court. There, he supervised the Resident Advisors and adjudicated allegations of Student Housing Policy violations.
Christopher received his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine. After graduating and spending a few years on campus, Christopher went back to school and received a Master's degree in Higher Education from Boston College.
Kenneth joined the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct team in July, 2016. In this role, he is responsible for Academic Integrity programs, Parent Programs, and Special Projects. He is also the director of the Power, Responsibility, Initiative, Determination and Enthusiasm (PRIDE) Mentor Program, which educates UCI students on the principles of leadership.
Kenneth is a California State University Northridge (CSUN) alumnus and received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his Master’s of Arts in Education, Leadership & Policy Studies. He is the proud owner of 2wenty5eight.com, a clothing brand meant to inspire people to “Maximize their time and space.” The mantra is “Find the extra hour, create the extra day."
Kenneth enjoys motivating and developing students and giving back to the community. As a student at CSUN, he was involved in student government, created his own student organization for first generation and low income students, and developed a Higher Education Form for students and parents to provide them with information and resources when applying to college. In addition, he assisted in creating the Black Male Initiative (BMI) Program.
Project and Policy Analyst
Julie joined the Student Life & Leadership family in May 2013. As the Project and Policy Analyst, she works closely with Dean Rameen Talesh and does case management for the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct. Prior to this position, Julie worked in the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs office. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Irvine in 2006.
Academic Integrity Policy Analyst
Iris joined the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity in November 2016. As a Policy Analyst, she assists the Director and Associate Director with the implementation and analysis of the Academic Integrity policy on campus. Iris previously worked for UCI’s Division of Continuing Education in the Office of International Programs for 3 years. Before her time at UCI, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCSD. Iris looks forward to interacting with students and faculty to make a positive impact on campus.