The AIP Team

  • Tricia Taylor-Oliveira, Director

    Tricia Taylor-Oliveira, Director

    Tricia Taylor Oliveira is Director of the Academic Internship Program at UC San Diego. Tricia manages the development of AIP’s partnerships with faculty, departments, and community organizations, and advises students seeking opportunities to connect their studies with real-world experience. Having benefitted from her own  internship experiences, she enjoys empowering students to take ownership of their own development and experience the personal, professional and academic value of engaging in hands-on learning.  Tricia earned her M.A. in Counseling from the University of San Diego, and joined AIP in 2002 after working with the Center for Creative Leadership in La Jolla. 

    Contact Tricia at (858) 534-7892 or

  • Madhvi Acharya, Senior Internship Counselor

    Madhvi Acharya, Senior Internship Counselor

    Madhvi earned her MA in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a specialization in Organization, Administration and Governance from Michigan State University. She has over ten years of experience in the areas of higher education and human resource management gained both locally and internationally. Madhvi has previously worked as a Career Advisor and has attained international experience while working as a Recruitment/ Human Resources and Training Consultant in Kenya, East Africa. She is passionate about making a positive difference and is committed to ensuring that all students achieve their academic and personal goals. Madhvi enjoys traveling, learning about various cultures and she is currently learning Korean and serving as an Assistant Organizer with the San Diego Korean Language Exchange Group.

    Contact Madhvi at (858) 534-1705 or

  • Daniel Carrillo, Internship Counselor and UCDC Coordinator

    Daniel Carrillo, Internship Counselor and UCDC Coordinator

    Daniel has over 10 years of experience in higher education and joined AIP in 2015. Previously, Daniel worked with Jumpstart at the University of Washington, and with the Education Studies department at UC San Diego. Daniel is an advocate of experiential learning opportunities and is passionate about working with underrepresented communities. 

    Contact Daniel at (858) 534-4366 or

  • Jillian Payne, Internship Counselor

    Jillian Payne, Internship Counselor

    Jillian completed her M.A. in Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego prior to starting her positon with AIP. Along with her degree, she brings experience in Career Services, Human Resources, and Student Success Initiatives to the AIP team. Jillian is passionate about advising students and encouraging exploration of interests through internships and student involvement. Outside of the AIP office she enjoys rock climbing, cheering on her favorite football teams, and exploring the San Diego food scene with her friends.

    Contact Jillian at (858) 822-3862 or

Student Peer Advisors

  • Lucy Hall

    Lucy Hall

    Lucy Hall is a fourth year ERC student majoring in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. Her Political Science focus in Public Policy and strong interest in government made the UCDC Program perfect for her. She participated in Spring of 2015, interning with a Congresswoman on Capitol Hill, and was happy to join the AIP team as a UCDC Peer Advisor upon her return. Lucy is also interested in social justice, comic books, and traveling to new and exciting places.

  • Erin Brown

    Erin Brown

    Erin Brown is a third year Marshall student majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her focus in policy and government application of policy, in addition to her interest in working through non-profits to uphold democratic ideals, made the UCDC Program a perfect fit for her. She was apart of the program in the Summer of 2016, as a research intern for Common Cause Maryland, and was thrilled by the opportunity to join the AIP team! Erin is also passionate about the arts, displayed her involvement with her A Cappella group, Duly Noted, and her work with Art Power, and she enjoys binge watching Netflix shows and spending time with her friends.

  • Christina Guerrero

    Christina Guerrero

    Christina Guerrero is a fourth year Revelle student majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. She focuses on understanding people, biologically and behaviorally, to better assist her peers. In the past, she has dabbled with environmental policy and proactivity in a student-led environmental club, assisted numerous patients as a volunteer at Scripps Memorial Hospital, and volunteered in an addiction lab as an academic intern through the Academic Internship Program. She gained first-hand experience of working alongside experts and professionals in a research lab. She has gone through AIP, and she will gladly guide others through the AIP Process, share her experiences, and provide a few tips and tricks for the program.