Alexis Papesh

Name (pronouns): 
Alexis Papesh (she/they)
SOM Dean's Office
Years at UCSF: 
Role in technology: 
SOM Data Security Compliance Program Manager
What technology project(s) have you worked on that you are most proud of?: 

Prior to the 2020 ransomware incident, we advocated for a pilot IS-3 project that focused on improving IT tools and processes to support departments. After the incident, Central IT took the lead in creating a new IS-3 Program and IT Operating Model (ITOM). Our pilot project helped build a foundation for department IT collaboration and I’m proud of how we contributed.

How has technology helped you achieve a goal within your role or department?: 

After the 2020  ransomware incident, our goal was to identify more of the decentralized technology within SOM and who it belonged to. Dean King sent out a Qualtrics survey on our behalf to all SOM employees and requested that anyone that has self-managed technology fill it out – we received around 800 responses! Our SOM Tech team built a custom application in Salesforce using a Qualtrics integration that allowed us to make best use of all the data we received and run reports based on specific values. 

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?: 

UCSF’s unique work, research, and operating models make for interesting security problems to solve.

What’s one ‘fun fact’ about you that not many people know?: 

I’ve just taken up acrylic painting and specialize in pet portraits.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?: 

Hiking trails around the Bay, scooting around the city, playing the guitar and piano.

If you could learn anything, what would that be?: 

I want to learn more types of arts and crafts, like pottery and cross-stitching.