The Best of UCSD Extension 2020: Social Media

By Stephanie Stevens
[3 minute read]

This year may have been one of the most unpredictable years of our lives, but it has also been one filled with stories of focused innovation, social awareness and exceptional kindness. Here are the Top Ten 2020 posts on each of our social media accounts that you've loved and shared the most (and a few you may have missed).

If you want more good news, read about our top Extension achievements and innovative plans for 2021 and beyond in the year end letter from Dean Mary Walshok. Review her top 20 Extension news picks of the year.


  1. San Diego delegation meets with former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada
  2. UC San Diego signs a letter of agreement to develop an education, health and workforce center
  3. Extension sends safety experts to Pacific Islands to provide disaster relief training
  4. UC San Diego offers a free series of online courses to fight climate change 
  5. The history of June 19th, or Juneteenth, and why it’s a vital part of American history
  6. How San Diego local William F. Black, helped expand the UCSD campus footprint 
  7. We offer our love and appreciation for all the important women in our lives on Mother’s Day 
  8. Five great reasons to learn a new language like getting ready for post-pandemic travel
  9. UC San Diego celebrates Changemaker Week with acts of service and community outreach 
  10. Washington Monthly ranks UC San Diego the #1 public university in the nation


  1. We share the Top 10 life-changing embedded systems engineering innovations
  2. Birch Aquarium staff enrich the daily life of the Giant Pacific Octopus during the pandemic
  3. San Diego Workforce Partnership introduces Income Share Agreement (ISA) to help Extension students reach career goals
  4. Astronaut Sally Ride was dedicated to finding new ways to educate young people in STEM/STEAM
  5. We celebrate the life of Representative John Lewis, who passed away from pancreatic cancer
  6. Digital marketer Sharon Camarero tells us about how her learning journey led to a new career
  7. UCSD Extension’s Dean, Mary Walshok, announces she’s stepping down and shares what’s next 
  8. We commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing "What is your life's blueprint?" speech
  9. Brewing student and Karl Strauss scholarship winner Ramiro Salas offers life lessons
  10. Advice on how to stay safe from COVID-19 from safety instructors Jeff Beeler and Harold Gribow


  1. Two Extension Education instructors win Teacher of the Year Awards
  2. Extension signs agreement with National City to develop an education, health and workforce center 
  3. UC San Diego professor develops free online course to fight climate change 
  4. Canyon Crest High School freshman and Futures student develops app to help her teachers
  5. UCSD first-year and Futures alum Yusuf Morsi uses programming skills to support activism
  6. Futures grad Maya Rosenbaum develops gratitude app to help her peers stay positive
  7. UC San Diego alum Jessica Meir returns to Earth from the International Space Station 
  8. We put together a handy how-to guide to edit Wikipedia articles to raise awareness of women in STEM
  9. UC San Diego named a Top 10 university for diversity, internationalization, learning experience, employability and global impact of research
  10. Extension Director Julia Dunlap takes a look at the history of paralegals and how their work has evolved


  1. Extension leads group of changemakers to meet with former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada 
  2. Extension’s Ivana Bonaccorsi transitions from international student to successful marketer
  3. We put together a handy guide to using gender-neutral language
  4. UC San Diego named a Top 50 employer for women in the US by Forbes 
  5. We shared six great job opportunities with Extension
  6. Extension’s Maysoon L Dong recognized by Athena for advocating for women in STEM
  7. Extension Dean announces she’s stepping down; shifting focus to developing arts, events, and educational offerings
  8. QS World University Rankings names UC San Diego as Top 10 university in the nation
  9. Extension International student helps the City of San Diego save millions 
  10. Project management grad Sorayda Santos gets a headstart on a Master's with Extension credit


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