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
Tiffany Awischus
Architectural & Design Sales Consultant
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
B.S. Chemistry
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
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry UC Davis, BS UCLA
Michael Butros
Victor Valley College - Victorville, CA
UCI - Physical Sciences - Mathematics 1994
Jeremy Chua
Web Application Developer
Green Street Advisors
Bachelor of Computer Science
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 Development
Alliance Technologies
UC Irvine, Physical Sciences Chemistry 1991
Matt Dickason
Managing Director
Renaissance Associates - Newport Beach, California
UCI Chemistry; 1988 UCI MBA (FEMBA IV); 1997
George Do
Account Manager Southwest
DIscoveRx -
UCI Chemistry (BS) 1999
Christine Doan
Business Intelligence Analyst
Capital Group Companies - Irvine, CA
B.S. Mathematics, Specialization in Math Education
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
Michael Gokhale
Sextant Engineering, Inc.
UC, Irvine Physics, 1993 (Ph.D.)
Morgan Gorris
PhD Student
UC Irvine
BSE Earth System Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, MS Earth System Science, UC Irvine
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)
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
Manager, SoCal M&P Labs
The Boeing Company - Huntington Beach, CA
B.S. Physics M.B.A
Nicole Ing
Materials Science Graduate Student
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA
B.A. Physics, Occidental College , Masters Materials Science, UC Irvine
Homayon Iraninezhad D.O.
Verity Medical Group - A part of Verity Medical Foundation
BS Chemistry, BS Biology, Doctor of Osteopathic
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
Cheryl Kellogg
Senior Consultant
Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting - Los Angeles,CA
UCI Math/1987
Jessica Kelz
Graduate Student in Chemical and Material Physics (ChaMP)
UC Irvine Chemistry Department
BS Chemistry, Minor in Mandarin Chinese United States Naval Academy
Denis Kitayama
Pharmacist, Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente - Downey, CA
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
for John Wayne Airport & US Coast Guard
BA-Physics, 1972
Kevin Lin
Research Associate
Zymo Research - Irvine, California
UCI Biological Sciences (BS) 2014 UCI Chemistry (BS) 2014
Russell Lipeles
Senior Project Engineer
The Aerospace Corporation - El Segundo, CA
UCI AB, Chemistry and Physics, 1974, UCLA Ph.D. Chemistry, 1978
Raisha Lovindeer
PhD Student
Earth System Science, UC Irvine
BSc Zooloy & Botany, University of the West Indies , MSc, Marine Sciences, Stony Brook University
Dinali Mallikage
Software Product Manager
ADEC Innovations
B.S. Earth System Science - UC Irvine (December 2014)
Kathlynn Nguyen
Sr. Data Analytics & Compensation Analyst
BSH Home Appliances - a Bosch company
BS Mathematics 2014
Mindy Nicewonger
PhD Student
UC Irvine - Irvine, CA
M.S. Earth System Science, UC Irvine , B.S. Meteorology, Texas A&M University
Willow Osage
Test Development Engineer
Inphi Corporation
BS in Physics from the University of California, Irvine, Masters in Electrical Engineering - California State University Fullerton
Sukhpreet Pabla
Information System Analyst
John Muir Health
Bachelors of Science, Biological Sciences - UC Irvine Masters in Biotechnology - San Jose State University Masters in Health Administration - University of Southern California
Erica Rifat
North American Science Associates (NAMSA) - Irvine, CA
U.C.Irvine B.S. in Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry, June 2004
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
Jodye Selco
Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA
BS UCI Chemistry 1979, PhD Rice University 1984
Alexander Shaaban
Associate Attorney - In House Counsel
Trinidad and Associates - Glendale, CA
B.S. University of California Irvine Chemistry, 1998 Certificate in Public Employee Leadership Development, Cal State Fullerton, 2012 Certificate in Environmental Management, J.D. Western State College of Law
Eric Sponberg
Senior Actuarial Analyst
Pacific Life Insurance - Newport Beach, CA
Mathematics, Quantitative Economics
Alec Stanton
Web Application Developer
Green Street Advisors
Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from UCI
Sasha Talebi
Managing Director
Sequence Venture Group, LLC - Newport Beach, CA
B.S. Physics MBA
Ryan Trainor
Asst. Prof. of Physics & Astronomy
Franklin & Marshall College
BS Physics (UCI), MS Astrophysics (Caltech), PhD Astrophysics (Caltech)
Justine Trinh
Grad Student
B.A. Classics, B.A. Asian American Studies, B.S. Mathematics
Richard Truong
Associate Scientist / Synthetic Chemist
AviSyn Pharma - San Diego, CA
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
Senior Associate
Picoco LLC - Newport Beach, CA
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
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
Sherry Zhu
Consulting Actuary
Willis Towers Watson - Los Angeles, CA
UC Irvine Class of 2007 B.S. in Mathematics, B.A. in Honors Economics