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  • Participating Alumni and Employers

Business, Finance, and Consulting

  • Melanie Nelson
    Independent Contractor at MRN Consulting
  • Ayako Utsumi
    Founding Consultant at Valon Consulting
  • Jenen Tan
    Associate Consultant at QuintilesIMS
  • Tracy Blois
    Alliance Management Senior Manager at AMGEN
  • Matthew Lee
    Managing Director at BlackRock
  • Natalie Garrett
    Self Employed Tech Consultant
  • Somjita Mitra
    Senior Economist at LAEDC

Education and Administration

  • Lisa Felipe
    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
    Communications and Academic Programs Officer at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Melanie Arias
    History Department Chair at the Windward School
  • Rachel Deblinger
    Director, Digital Scholarship Commons at UC Santa Cruz
  • Hong Chen
    Librarian at UCLA
  • Samantha
    Director of Human Capital at Green Dot Public

Engineering and Technology

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

Marketing and Creative

  • Yalda Tehranian-Uhls
    Adjunct Professor, Author at UCLA
  • Staisey Divorski
    VP Marketing at SRAX


  • Tepring Piquado
    Neuroscientist and Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation
  • Les Koepplin
    Director Federal Relations (retired)
  • Jennifer Li
    Management Scientist at the RAND Corporation

Advocacy, Museums, and Non-Profits

  • Suzanne Markoe
    Director of Evaluation and Research at Volunteers of America, Los Angeles
  • Michelle Christie
    Founder, Executive Director at No Limits for Deaf Children
  • Kim Richter
    Senior Research Specialist at Getty Research Institute

Data Science and Analytics

  • Ajay Gopal
    VP Data Science at SelfScore
  • Alisa Wyman
    Research Associate at Disney Research, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Andrew Parker
    Senior Data Scientist at Netflix
  • Irina Kukuyeva
    Data Science Consultant at Slalom Consulting
  • Phat Doan
    Product Development Manager at Episource


  • Edmond Rambod
    Chairman and CEO at Quantason, LLC
  • Tariq Arif
    Technology Transfer Officer at UCLA TDG
  • Anthony Aldick
    Director at BATTS Incubator Labs
  • Llewellyn Cox
    CEO at Lab Launch

Writing and Publishing

  • Olga Lazin
    Director Research and Development at PROFMEX
  • Laura DeFrancesco
    Senior Editor at Nature Publishing Group
  • Amber Dance
    Science Writer

Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

  • James Polarek
    Vice President, Protein Therapeutics Development at FibroGen Inc.
  • Janice Ahn
    Medical Writing Manager at AMGEN
  • Martin Lee
    VP Clinical R&D Prolacta Bioscience, Adjunct Professor, UCLA Fielding Sch. of Public Health
  • Ingeborg Feil
    Senior Manager at Janssen R&D
  • Catherine Nguyen
    Senior DNA Specialist at the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory - Glendale Police Department
  • Sahar Salehi
    Immunology Medical Science Liaison at UCB
  • Che Hutson
    Scientist at Dako-Agilent Technologies
  • Lan Hoang
    Clinical Research Study Manager at AMGEN
  • Hsiang-I Liao
    Medical Science Liaison at Boston Biomedical
  • Nathalie Becker
    Manager, Corporate Talent Acquisition at Illumina
  • Britt Ploessel
    Senior Recruiter at Illumina


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

Energy and Sustainability

  • Gil Hurwitz
    Lead Scientist at Water Planet, Inc.
  • Bart Sokolow
    President at Environmental Advisors, Inc.

Academic Research and Teaching

  • Mark Williams
    Professor at Middlebury College
  • Mehrnoosh Ghiam
    Assistant Professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Ananya Das Christman
    Assistant Professor at Middlebury College
  • Eilene Powell
    Professor at UCLA Extension and the Faculty at Archer School