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Business, Finance, and Consulting

  • Melanie Nelson,
    PhD
    Independent Contractor at MRN Consulting
  • Ayako Utsumi,
    MPH
    Founding Consultant at Valon Consulting
  • Jenen Tan,
    PhD
    Associate Consultant at QuintilesIMS
  • Matthew Lee,
    PhD
    Managing Director at BlackRock
  • Natalie Garrett
    Self Employed Tech Consultant
  • Somjita Mitra,
    PhD
    Senior Economist at LAEDC
  • Gregor Reti
    Director Sustainability and Branding at Orco Development, Ltd.
  • Laura Romero,
    PhD
    President and CEO at Brillante Strategies

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Education and Administration

  • Lisa Felipe, PhD
    Director, Excellence in Pedagogy & Innovative Classrooms Program at UCLA Humanities Division
  • Marissa
    DeSiena
    Interim Director of the Upper School at the Westmark School
  • Rebecca
    Epstein,
    PhD
    Communications and Academic Programs Officer at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Hong Chen,
    PhD
    Librarian at UCLA
  • Samantha
    Matamoros-Rangel
    Director of Human Capital at Green Dot Public
  • Lisa Nichols
    Recruiter at Green Dot Public Schools
  • Norma Mendoza-
    Denton, PhD
    Associate Dean at UCLA Graduate Division
  • Susan Ettner,
    PhD
    Associate Dean at UCLA Graduate Division

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Engineering and Technology

  • Adrian Tang,
    PhD
    Strategic Researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Research Associate at UCLA
  • Christina Baker,
    PhD
    Global Materials Manager at PPG
  • David Lee,
    PhD
    Program Manager and Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman
  • Digvijay
    (Sunny) Singh,
    PhD
    President at CMIT Solutions of West LA
  • Kevin Geary,
    PhD
    Department Manager - Applied Electromagnetics at HRL Laboratories
  • Sean Reily,
    PhD
    Thermal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Louis Tse,
    PhD
    Thermal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Vladan Jankovic,
    PhD
    Research Scientist at Northrop Grumman
  • Ronald Chan,
    PhD
    Microwave Engineer at Northrop Grumman
  • Jeffrey Wright,
    PhD
    Engineering Department Manager at HRL Laboratories

 

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Marketing and Creative

  • Yalda
    Tehranian-Uhls,
    PhD, MBA
    Adjunct Professor, Author at UCLA
  • Dallas King,
    MFA
    Director, Producer, and Writer at Red Rabbit Pictures
  • Staisey Divorski,
    PhD
    VP Marketing at SRAX
  • Max Dawson,
    PhD
    Vice President, Movie & Entertainment Group at Penn Schoen Berland
  • Carolyn Marie
    Wright, MFA
    Manager of Education & Community Engagement at Geffen Playhouse
  • Cole Quirk,
    MFA
    Assistant to Writer/Producer at Sony
  • Beth Greene,
    PhD
    Research Communications and Projects Manager at Univ. of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Debra Disman,
    PhD
    Visual Artist and Teaching Artist at ArtiFactory Studio
  • Mark
    Kapczynski
    CEO at Kontrol Media Corp

 

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Policy

  • Tepring Piquado,
    PhD
    Neuroscientist and Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation
  • Les Koepplin,
    PhD
    Director Federal Relations (retired)
  • Jennifer Li,
    PhD
    Management Scientist at the RAND Corporation
  • Antonio
    Sanchez
    Political Director at IBEW Local 11

 

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Advocacy, Museums, and Non-Profits

  • Suzanne Markoe
    Hayes, PhD
    Director of Evaluation and Research at Volunteers of America, Los Angeles
  • Anthony
    Gonzales, MBA
    Director of Membership at Biocom
  • Michelle
    Christie,
    EdD
    Founder, Executive Director at No Limits for Deaf Children
  • Kim Richter,
    PhD
    Senior Research Specialist at Getty Research Institute
  • Deena Williams,
    MBA
    Co-Founder at Mind Hatchery

 

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Data Science and Analytics

  • Norma Sosa,
    PhD
    Manager and Scientist at IBM Research
  • Ajay Gopal,
    PhD
    VP Data Science at SelfScore
  • Daniel D.
    Gutierrez
    Data Scientist at AMULET Analytics

 

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Entrepreneurship

  • Tariq Arif,
    MBA, JD
    Technology Transfer Officer at UCLA TDG
  • Anthony Aldick
    Director at BATTS Incubator Labs
  • Llewellyn Cox,
    PhD
    CEO at Lab Launch

 

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Writing and Publishing

  • Olga Lazin,
    PhD
    Director Research and Development at PROFMEX
  • Peter Szabo
    CRO, Head of Partnerships at Mammoth Media
  • Laura
    DeFrancesco,
    PhD
    Senior Editor at Nature Publishing Group
  • Amber Dance,
    PhD
    Science Writer

 

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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

  • James Polarek,
    PhD
    Vice President, Protein Therapeutics Development at FibroGen Inc.
  • Janice Ahn,
    PhD
    Medical Writing Manager at AMGEN
  • Ingeborg Feil,
    PhD
    Senior Manager at Janssen R&D
  • Catherine Nguyen,
    PhD
    Senior DNA Specialist at the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory - Glendale Police Department
  • Sahar Salehi,
    PhD
    Immunology Medical Science Liaison at UCB
  • Che Hutson,
    PhD
    Scientist at Dako-Agilent Technologies
  • Lan Hoang
    Clinical Research Study Manager at AMGEN
  • Marissa Daniele,
    PharmD, RPh
    Medical Science Liaison at Eli Lilly
  • Steven Kim,
    PhD
    Associate at Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP
  • Kristen
    Slawinski, PhD
    Marketing Specialist
  • Richard Swank,
    PhD
    Executive Director at AMGEN
  • John Lawrence,
    PhD
    RML Field Director at AMGEN
  • Hsiang-I Liao,
    PhD
    Medical Science Liaison at Boston Biomedical
  • Quyen Doan
    Talent Acquisition Partner at Illumina
  • Jorg Hendle,
    PhD
    Research Advisor at Eli Lilly
  • Joanna
    Gonsalves,
    PhD
    Neuroscience Field Director, Regional Medical Liaison at AMGEN

 

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Healthcare

  • Ana Martinez,
    MPH
    Project Director and Senior Analyst at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
  • Catherine Idema,
    MSPH
    Health Promotion Consultant at Anthem Blue Cross
  • Gloria Chi
    Epidemic Intelligence Svc. Officer, CDC & Prevention/Kaiser Permanente So. Calif.
  • Mike Moradian,
    PhD
    Director of Operations at Kaiser Permanente
  • Matt Beymer,
    PhD
    Epidemiologist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Tracy Becerra-
    Culqui, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Southern California
  • Carlos Bello,
    MPH
    Member Health Educator at the Kern Health Systems
  • Gina Knowles
    Recruiting Supervisor at Kern Health Systems

 

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Energy and Sustainability

  • Gil Hurwitz,
    PhD
    Lead Scientist at Water Planet, Inc.
  • Tyler Do
    Mechanical Engineer at Local Roots Farms
  • Cassie Rauser,
    PhD
    Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge at UCLA
  • Bart Sokolow,
    PhD
    President at Environmental Advisors, Inc.
  • Yue Rong,
    PhD
    Environmental Program Manager at California Environmental Protection Agency

 

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Academic Research and Teaching

  • Mark Williams,
    PhD
    Professor at Middlebury College
  • Mehrnoosh
    Ghiam, PhD
    Assistant Professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Ananya Das
    Christman, PhD
    Assistant Professor at Middlebury College
  • Eilene Powell,
    PhD
    Professor at UCLA Extension and the Faculty at Archer School
  • Joseph Watson,
    PhD
    Professor of Psychiatry/Neuroscience and Associate Dean at UCLA Graduate Division

 

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