Mentor Profiles

Matt Aggleton
R&D Engineer
LeFiell Manufacturing
Ph.D. Chemical and Materials Physics - UCI , M.S. Chemical and Materials Physics - UCI , B.S. Physics - Rochester Institute of Technology
Ricky Antonelli
Business Analyst
Blizzard Entertainment
BS Mathematics, Specialization in Mathematical Finance - UC Irvine
Tiffany Awischus
Architectural & Design Sales Consultant
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
B.S. Chemistry
Peter Babilo
Material and Process Engineer
Boeing Co
California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Materials Science 2007, California Institute of Technology, Mater's Degree, Materials Science 2003, University of California, Irvine, Bachelor’s Degree, Chemical Engineering 2001
Russell Baldwin
Senior Forensic Scientist
OC Sheriff - Santa Ana, California
Bachelor of Science Biology
Kamlesh Bans
UNIX Comp Systems Admin
Skyworks Solutions - Irvine, CA
Physical Sciences Math 1977
Art Bellettini
E.I. Du Pont
Maureen Brock
VP Business Development
Memjet - San Diego, California
BS Chemistry - UCI , PhD Chemistry - UCD, SDSU Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer
Jaim Bucay
Senior Systems Engineer
Raytheon-San Diego, CA
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (University of Arizona), B.S. Physics (University of California, Irvine)
Michael Butros
Victor Valley College - Victorville, CA
B.S. Mathematics 1994
Naomi Carrillo
Data & Analytics Consultant
UCI - B.S. Mathematics 2015, CSULB - M.S. Applied Statistics Expected 2019
Megan Crawford
Associate Scientist
ADEC Innovations
B.S. Earth System Science at UCI (Class of 2015), Specialization in Hydrology and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Minors in Biological Sciences and Global Sustainability
Peter DeBarber
Director of Business and R&D
Delta-Phase Electronics
UC Irvine, Physical Sciences Chemistry 1991
Grant Decastro
Technical Sales Engineer
Spectrum Scientific, Inc.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Physics
Matt Dickason
Managing Director
Renaissance Associates - Newport Beach, California
UCI Chemistry; 1988 UCI MBA (FEMBA IV); 1997
George Do
Sr. Scientific Client Specialist
BS Chemistry, UCI, 1999
Vy Dong
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2004 , M.S. University of California at Berkeley, 2000 , B.S. University of California at Irvine, 1998
Erica Dunbar
Project Manager
Irvine Scientific
U.C.Irvine B.S. in Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry, June 2004
Bruce Firestone
PharmAssist CMC Consulting - Irvine, CA
BS Chemistry , Ph.D Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Christa Flynn
Customer Success Manager - SpatialStream
Digital Map Products
BS - Mathematics 1979
Trevor Gamble
Assistant Professor
Bellevue College
Zach Gelbaum
Director of Research
Longboard Capital Advisors, LLC - Costa Mesa/Santa Monica,CA
Ph.D. Mathematics
Jennifer Giddings
Santa Ana College - Santa Ana,CA
BS Mathematics UCI , MS Mathematics CSULB
Michael Gokhale
Sextant Engineering, Inc.
UC, Irvine Physics, 1993 (Ph.D.)
Vincent Guo
PhD Student, Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
B.A. Quantitative Economics (Magna Cum Laude); B.S. Chemistry (Cum Laude) Concentration in Biochemistry; Minor in Biological Sciences- University of California, Irvine (2017)
Laurel Hacche
Manufacturing & Quality Consulting - Aliso Viejo,CA
AB Chemistry - Occidental College , PhD Physical Polymer Chemistry - UC Irvine
Stephanie Hammel
Graduate Student
Duke University - Durham,NC
B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biological Sciences from UCI (2012) , M.P.H., Emphasis in Environmental Health from UCI (2014)
Ken Hays
Senior Technical Fellow
The Boeing Company (retired)
UC Irvine Physics - 1985 (Ph.D.) , UC Irvine Physics - 1980 (MS), UC Irvine - Physics & Mathematics - 1977 (BA)
Ryan Hill
Director, Finance
Advantage Sales & Marketing - Irvine, CA
UCI B.S. Physics 1995, USC MBA 1997
John Houlihan
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry - Irvine, California
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with departmental honors.
Yvonne Huynh
Materials and Processes Manager
B.S. Physics, M.B.A
Dale Ibarra
Senior Database Developer
JustEnough - Irvine,CA
University of California, Irvine Mar 2010 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Specialization in Statistics
Nicole Ing
Materials Science Graduate Student
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA
B.A. Physics, Occidental College , Masters Materials Science, UC Irvine
Julie Karjala
Secondary Chemistry Instructor
Newport Harbor High School - Newport Beach, California
UC Irvine- Bachelor Degree Cal State Long Beach- Secondary Teaching credential Pepperdine- Master's in Education and Technology
Kiya Kashanijou
Materials and Processes Engineer
Northrop Grumman
B.S. Physics (specialization in astrophysics), UCI M.S. Materials Engineering, CSUN
Cheryl Kellogg
Senior Consultant
Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting - Los Angeles,CA
UCI Math/1987
Denis Kitayama
Pharmacist, Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente
B.S., Biological Sciences from UCI and Pharm.D. from University of the Pacific
Daniel Le
Database Manager
Melissa Data Corporation - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Bachelor's of Science Chemical Engineering from University of California, Irvine, Working on Master's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology
John Leyerle
John Wayne Airport and US Coast Guard
BA-Physics, 1972
Kevin Lin
High Throughput Automation Product Manager
Zymo Research - Irvine, California
BS, Biological Sciences, BS, Chemistry
Russell Lipeles
Senior Project Engineer
The Aerospace Corporation - El Segundo, CA
UCI AB, Chemistry and Physics, 1974, UCLA Ph.D. Chemistry, 1978
Johann Lopez
Graduate Student (PhD)
Department of Earth System Science - Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine , Master of Science, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
Raisha Lovindeer
PhD Student / Graduate Researcher
Earth System Science, UC Irvine
BSc Zooloy & Botany, University of the West Indies , MSc, Marine Sciences, Stony Brook University
Dinali Mallikage
Senior Product Manager
ADEC Innovations
BS Earth System Science, minor Informatics
Megan Mirkhanian
Bio Laboratory Assistant , M.S. Student in Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCI
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
B.S. in Earth System Science (UC Irvine - 2019)
Kathlynn Nguyen
Compensation Manager
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) - a Fortive Company
BS Mathematics 2014
Mario Pulido
Clinical & Translational Scientist
Pacific Reproductive Center
Genetic, Molecular, and Cellular Biology, Ph.D., Biochemistry, M.Sc., Chemistry, B.Sc.
Gary Reynolds
Physics teacher, Retired
Santa Ana High School
B.A. UCSB 1969 Zoology, M.A. SDSU 1977 Biological Sciences, Ph.D U.C. Irvine 1981 Environmental Chemistry
Phillip Richardson
Phillip Richardson, MD Inc
1991 Physics (BS - UCI), 1993 Biology (BS - UCI), 1997 Medicine (MD - UCI), 2016 Master Business Administration (MBA - UCI)
Neil (冠军) Sahota
World Wide Business Development Leader
IBM - Watson Group - Global,Global
MBA, Business Administration with focus in Marketing and Operations , BS, Information and Computer Science with specializations in Computer Systems and Information Systems BS, Mathematics BA, Political Science
Ariana Santoro
Patent Attorney
Omni Legal Group
BS Physics, BA Poli Sci, JD
Jodye Selco
Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA
BS UCI Chemistry 1979, PhD Rice University 1984
Christopher Seto
Contracts Specialist
Department of Defense
B.S. in Physics
Laksen Sirimanne
Vice President, R&D
Edwards Lifesciences - Irvine, CA
BS. Physics. UCI MBA. Pepperdine University MS. Aerospace Engineering. USC MS. Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering. USC MS. Electrical Engineering. Columbia U.
Eric Sponberg
Senior Actuarial Analyst
Pacific Life Insurance - Newport Beach, CA
Mathematics, Quantitative Economics
Sasha Talebi
Managing Director
Sequence Venture Group, LLC - Newport Beach, CA
B.S. Physics MBA
Joana Tavares-Reager
Graduate Student
Earth System Science Dept
MS in Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware (USA) , BS in Oceanography, Federal University of Rio Grande (Brazil)
Tina Tran
System Integration Engineer - Optical/Controls
B.S in Physics - June 2018, B.A in Criminology - September 2017
Richard Truong
Research Associate II
Belite Bio
B.S. Chemistry (UC Irvine 2015), Minor in Materials Science Engineering
Angela Tseng
Mathematics Teacher
Duarte High School - Duarte, CA
UC Irvine B.S. in Mathematics 2008 UCLA M.Ed 2010
Daniel Vera
Data Scientist
Ph.D. in Mathematics, June 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. in Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, June 2002, University of California, Irvine
Leslie Vernon
Senior Consulting Actuary
Willis Towers Watson - Atlanta, GA
BS Mathematics UCLA, MS Statistics UCI
Christina Vu
High School Math Teacher
El Toro High School
B.S. Mathematics - UCI (2016), M.A. Mathematics - CSU Fullerton (2019)
Joan Wada
System Engineer
Boeing - Huntington Beach,CA
Maggie Walser
Program Director
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -Washington DC
B.S. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, 2002, Ph.D. Chemistry, 2007