Mentor Profiles

James Abe
Patent Attorney
Alston Bird LLP - Los Angeles, CA
UC Irvine (B.S. Chemistry 2000), Univ. of San Diego School of Law (JD 2009)
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
Market Manager
Armstrong Flooring
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
Kamlesh Bans
Physical Sciences Math 1977
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
Megan Crawford
Technical Project Manager
ADEC Innovations
B.S. Earth System Science (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
George Do
Sr. Scientific Client Specialist
BS Chemistry, UCI, 1999
Christine Doan
Data Engineer
Capital Group Companies - Irvine, CA
B.S. Mathematics, Specialization in Math Education
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
Trevor Gamble
Associate 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)
Stephanie Hammel
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Duke University
B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biological Sciences from UCI (2012) , M.P.H from UCI (2014) , Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry from Duke University (2019)
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
Board Member
Abramba Technologies
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
Kiya Kashanijou
Materials and Processes Engineer
Northrop Grumman
B.S. Physics (specialization in astrophysics), UCI M.S. Materials Engineering, CSUN
Denis Kitayama
Pharmacist, Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente
B.S., Biological Sciences from UCI and Pharm.D. from University of the Pacific
Jorge Lamboy
Staff Development Scientist
Beckman Coulter
B.S. Chemistry, Ph.D. Chemistry
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
Dinali Mallikage
Senior Product Manager
ADEC Innovations
BS Earth System Science, minor Informatics
Napoleon Marquez Jr.
QA Supply Chain & Distribution Center Specialist
The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
B.S Chemistry ('12)
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)
Khawla Mustafa
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry - UCI
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry
Kathlynn Nguyen
Compensation Manager
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) - a Fortive Company
BS Mathematics 2014
Mindy Nicewonger
Postdoctoral Fellow
NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory
PhD in Earth System Science, UC Irvine, 2019, BS in Meteorology, Texas A&M University, 2013
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)
Thomas Roche
Lead Scientist
TAE Technologies, Inc.
Ph.D. - Physics from UCI, MS - Physics from UCI, BS - Physics from UCLA
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
Trinity Sanders
B.A. in Economics from UCI in 2017, M.S. in Finance from USC in 2020
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
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
Assistant Actuary
Pacific Life Insurance
Georgia Tech - M.S. Analytics, UC Irvine - B.S. Mathematics, UC Irvine - B.A. Quantitative Economics
Richard Truong
Integrations Engineer
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
Christina Vu
High School Math Teacher
El Toro High School
B.S. Mathematics - UCI (2016), M.A. Mathematics - CSU Fullerton (2019)