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Instructors

Meet our instructors! They include pioneers in their fields, inventors, patent holders, internationally sought-after speakers, and authors. They are committed to helping you build your professional skills and carve out a great career.

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ABIZAR LAKDAWALLA, Ph.D, director of Proxeom, is a molecular biologist with more than 20 years’ experience in first- and second-generation DNA sequencing technologies. His experience includes work at Thermo Fisher Scientific, I…

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ABE T. CHEN is a leader in end-to-end digital and physical investigations, advanced layered security architectures, compliance/risk mitigation methodologies, and product security. He brings bleeding-edge security techniques to …

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AHMAD NOURI, M.S., has more than 15 years of experience designing and developing client/server software products at IBM and NetFrame using WebSphere, Java EE, Java SE, EJB, XML, and databases. He has expertise in client-server,…

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AHMAD YAZDI, M.S.C.S., custom projects engineer, has more than 25 years of experience in network management and networking at leading high tech companies. Yazdi retired from Cisco after over 16 years, advancing from engineer to…

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AJAY MITTAL, M.S. is an engineer at Samsung Research America with more than 25 years of software experience in Silicon Valley companies. He worked on Samsung’s HeartWise application, a technology for Kaiser Permanente heart pat…

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AJAY BARANWAL is the director of the Center for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing (CDLe) where he leads applied deep learning research and development efforts to solve electronics and semiconductor manufacturing proble…

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AJIT NATARAJAN, M.S., is a senior software engineer at Google. Previously, he worked on networking, virtualization, and storage software for enterprise servers running HP-UX and 3PAR enterprise storage arrays at Hewlett-Packard…

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ALAKH VERMA, M.S., CEO at Centriqe Inc., has over 20 years of experience in software technologies. Verma is responsible for providing solutions and services among global partners and ecosystems. He is a pioneer in cloud, social…

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ALAN TSUDA, MBA, has over 15 years' industry experience as a consultant in technology and corporate training and is the founder of ResultWorks, a Silicon Valley consultant firm. A veteran of the computer and tech industries, he…

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ALEX ALTEN, M.S., lead infrastructure security engineer with Salesforce, Inc., has 30 years’ experience as a software engineer and architect in computer networking and security development. He specializes in AWS/GCP cloud and K…

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ALEXANDER KORNIAKOV, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, is in private practice and teaching accounting and taxation at local community colleges. His accounting experience includes assisting various clients with federal and state research tax cr…

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ALICE GOLDSTEIN, BA, is a Go-to-Market Leader at NTT Data Services. She works with the Accelerating SMART Team to deliver business outcomes that customers need facilitated by NTT’s SMART IoT Data Platform. Her expertise include…

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ALKA JARVIS, M.B.A., a Distinguished Quality Engineer and former senior director, recently retired from Cisco Systems after 25 years with the company. An Exemplar Global certified auditor, she is a recognized industry leader in…

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ALP TIRITOGLU, M.A., M.F.A., has over 20 years of experience in user interface design. He has been a design manager, design consultant and director of user experience design at design agencies and major Silicon Valley companies.

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Amanda Whalen, M.A., a clinical data manager at Genentech, has nearly a decade of experience in clinical research. She has first-hand experience as a control subject after enrolling herself in various clinical trials run by UC,…

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AMER ATHER, B.S. E.E., has nearly 20 years of industry experience in operating system technologies and performance analysis of enterprise system solutions. He also has extensive experience in writing and debugging low-level ker…

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ANDREA VARIAS. M.S.H.S., a clinical researcher at the Stanford University Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab, has nearly a decade of working experience in research and management in the biotechnical industry and academia.…

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ANDREA L. AMES, M.S., a senior technical staff member and information experience strategist and architect at IBM, specializes in user-centered information usability, strategy, architecture, and design. Her specialty is architec…

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HSIAO-CHI CHANG TZENG (ANGEL CHANG), M.Ed., Ph.D., a bilingual educator and researcher at Stanford University. She received her doctorate in Education from the UC Davis where she taught in many departments, including Asian Amer…

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ANGELA BIRTS, Ed.D, MA, is founding principal consultant with Birts Equity and Inclusion Solutions, a leadership consultant leveraging diversity to promote equality and inclusion. Former positions include director of diversity …

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ANITA BALARAMAN, MS, MBA, is a scientist turned technology product manager and educator with more than a decade of experience in product management, product strategy and marketing, as well as launching new products. She is a ha…

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Archit Kalra, BS, a staff DevOps engineer with the Search & Sensei Team at Adobe Inc., has over seven years of experience in site reliability engineering (SRE), DevOps engineering, and systems engineering in Silicon Valley. He …

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ARUN RAMANNA, M.S., PMI-ACP®, CSP®, PMP®, has more than 19 years’ experience as a software developer, team lead, data architect, technical program manager, consultant and is currently a full time senior agile coach at Salesforc…

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ASHKAN HASHEMI, Ph.D., is an FPGA/SoC design engineer with the Programmable Solution Group at Intel. He has more than a dozen years of experience with expertise including microwave, RF design, and system-level signal/power inte…

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MIKE TZAMALOUKAS, Ph.D., M.B.A., has more than 12 years of experience launching multiple high-volume consumer and enterprise products in industries ranging from telecommunications and transportation to government and services. …

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AUDREY BLUMENEAU, M.Ed., runs a private consulting firm, which develops, implements and maintains websites for a diverse clientele that includes large businesses, small start-ups, nonprofits and regional associations. She has t…

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AUSTIN LESEA, principal FPGA/ASIC engineer at Lockheed Martin, is a highly skilled engineer with a demonstrated, decades-long history of working in the semiconductor industry and sharing his experience in the classroom. He prev…

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BECKY XU HUA FU, M.S., Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Francisco. Her work is focused on using CRISPR functional genomics to understand HPV-driven cancers. Fu obtained a master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics f…

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BENJAMIN TING, M.S.E.E., is a principal engineer at Micron Technology. He is responsible for developing block-to-SOC UVM methodology, architecting Coverage-Driven Verification solutions, and developing re-usable plug-and-play v…

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BILL KURANI, M.S.R.A., M.S.E.E., is head and director of regulatory affairs and quality assurance at a Silicon Valley-based global genomics company. He has over 20 years of experience in regulatory affairs and quality assurance…

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BINEET SHARMA, M.S.C.S., is a seasoned technologist with more than 30 years’ experience in technical architecture, upper level management, professional teaching, and entrepreneurship. He has held a variety of leadership roles i…

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BIPIN THOMAS, M.S, is the president of ICURO, a Santa Clara-based artificial intelligence (AI) systems company delivering hardware and software integrated solutions for business growth outcomes. He is an award-winning senior ex…

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CALEB ZHANG, MBA, MS, a partner at Alliance Solutions LLC., has nearly 25 years of corporate experience in procurement, supply chain management, JIT, VOMI, product development, inventory and cost reduction, engineering, manufac…

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CARLOS DAVILA, M.S., a system solution architect with SiMa.ai, is an experienced software engineer in the semiconductor industry. He has worked in computer architecture, embedded systems, Linux and Android systems, performance …

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CECIL LAWSON, MBA, is an information technology manager with the City of Campbell with six years’ experience as chief information officer, five years’ experience managing the IT hardware and network infrastructure teams, and fi…

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CHAD G. MILLER, AM, from Harvard University, developed innovative chemical methods and instrumentation for protein analysis at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Medical Center. He authored over 50 publications …

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CHERYL PALLADINO, Ed.D, a kindergarten teacher in the Union School District, has over 20 years’ experience in education, primarily pre-kindergarten and transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, as well as inclusion, curric…

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CLARISA TATE, B.S.M.E., M.S.R.A, is director of Regulatory Affairs, USA for Ypsomed AG. She has almost 20 years of medical device industry experience and has specialized knowledge in manufacturing, facilities, quality, engineer…

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CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, M.A, has extensive experience teaching TESOL practices and methodologies to international students and prospective second language teachers in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches customized language courses at San …

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CONCETTA RICCOBENE, Ph.D., MBA, PMP, is a semiconductor industry professional with a blended expertise of engineering, management, and current Agile/Waterfall program management practices. Most recently she has consulted with N…

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CRAIG J. COOMBS, B.S., RAC, president of Coombs Medical Device Consulting, has more than 26 years of regulatory experience in the medical device industry. He develops U.S. and European regulatory strategies, negotiates on behal…

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CRAIG HARRISON, B.A., is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant and coach. As founder of Expressions of Excellence!™ he has conducted training for Fortune 500 companies since 1997 and has taught for UCSC Extension since 20…

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CURTIS S. CHEN, CFP®, is the principal financial planner of Chen Financial Group, LLC., a firm that assists clients with employee stock option and restricted stock diversification strategies, college planning, home purchase ana…

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CYNTHIA RILEY, B.S., is a financial planner with Equinox Wealth Management. She worked for Intel Corp. in a variety of individual contributor and management positions for nearly 20 years, including a leadership position in Japa…

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CYNTHIA RILEY, B.S., is a financial planner with Equinox Wealth Management. She worked for Intel Corp. in a variety of individual contributor and management positions for nearly 20 years, including a leadership position in Japa…

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DAN NOBBE, MSEE, director of IP Development at pSemi, has 30 years of experience in the wireless industry, including RF integrated circuits and RF systems. He has served as vice president of corporate research and patent develo…

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DANESH FOROUHARI, M.S., is a software reliability manager at Luminar Technologies, with more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry. His positions have ranged from working as a UNIX kernel engineer to …

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DARIN MATTHEWS, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPM, is a director for Mercell, an international leader in digital procurement. He has over 30 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in both the private and public sec…

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DARRYL SWEET, CPSM, C.P.M., is the director of business services at UC Hastings College of the Law where he manages the college’s purchasing and contracting functions. He has been in supply chain management for nearly 25 years.…

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DAVID WEST, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., director of medical writing at Gilead Sciences, Inc., has more than 10 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience. His expertise includes drug development management and writing t…

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DAVID CONMY, M.S., GPHR, SHRM-SCP, principal consultant for Zenzile Consulting, Inc., is a career business and human resources professional with more than 30 years’ experience leading HR organizations in domestic and internatio…

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DAVID G KERN, MBA, is principal and founder of K2 Regulatory Consulting. Formerly head of regulatory affairs at Illumina, he has held leadership positions at Myraqa, XDx, Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Affymetrix, and other compani…

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DAVID J. KEENAN, B.S., is an environmental health and safety consultant with Performance Safety Associates. He has 34 years of experience in environmental health and safety. He has taught at UCSC Extension since 2001.

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DAVID SWANSON, M.A., SHRM-SCP, is a human resource management consultant, author and keynote speaker with more than 30 years’ experience. Most recently he was executive vice president of HR for SAP SuccessFactors, following pre…

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DAVID WACHENSCHWANZ, M.S. ECE, senior associate at SmartOrg, has more than 20 years of experience developing and integrating components, sensors, hardware and firmware in the data storage industry. Previously he worked for West…

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DAVID WALLING, MBA, is the founder and principal of Market-Enabled Sales. He advises startup founders and leaders on persuasion and selling. During his nearly 30 years at IBM, he sold new and established products into emerging …

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DAVID BAKHTNIA, BSEE, MSEM, is a certified technical and professional consultant with over 20 years of technical expertise providing full-stack, end-to-end e-solutions, business, and technical consulting services. A change mana…

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DEANNA J. MOUSER, J.D., LL.M., practices employment and labor law. She is well versed in offering practical solutions to employment law issues. Mouser has authored articles and chapters on employment law topics, including defam…

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DEBORAH CRIM, M.S., BCET, a teacher and educational specialist, has worked in public and private schools, clinics and private practice. She trained as a special educator at Bank Street College in New York City and teaches struc…

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DIANA KENNEDY, MA, is a board-certified educational therapist with more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher specializing in math, reading, writing, autism spectrum disorder, and dyslexia. Through Mindspark Custom Learning So…

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DIANNE V. CONRY, M.S., CPA, is a consultant with Kranz & Associates and has more than 30 years of accounting experience both in public accounting and in private industry. She has been teaching with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension…

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DON YOUNG, M.S., is a consultant in clinical biostatistics. He’s been in the field since 1980, initially on staff at Stanford Medical Center and later at large and small Bay Area biopharma firms. He has worked with biotech and …

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DONALD KEIDEL, Ph.D., a software engineer with Apple, has six years of software development and nine years of research experience in bioinformatics. He is proficient in Python, PHP, HTML, and shell scripting, and has worked at …

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EDISON FONG, Ph.D., is a design consultant. He worked at Loral Space System, Microsoft and National Semiconductor. He has 25 years of experience in analog design for communications, data conversion and RF systems. Fong has 12 i…

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EDWARD ROZHON, Ph.D., chair of the Biotechnology and Clinical Trials Design and Management programs, has had a long career in the biopharmaceutical industry as a contributor to the development of drugs to treat viral and autoim…

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EDWARD ONG, D.B.A., M.S., has 18 years of experience in the development of power supply solutions for consumer electronics, high-end computing, and networking equipment applications. Ong also has extensive industry experience m…

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EDWIN MACH, M.S., is a senior software engineer. His experience spans multiple companies in software engineering and development. He has extensive knowledge in Eclipse, Java, XML, and AJAX, among dozens of other technologies.

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EDWIN OH, MBA, managing director of Infrastructure Group, has more than 30 years of experience in technology commercialization, including as CEO of multiple small public and private companies. His company provides marketing and…

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ERIC C. HEILMANN, B.S., M.S., M.B.A., has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace, embedded systems and semiconductor industries. His major responsibilities include project management, new product introduction, product req…

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ERIC DORF, B.F.A., D.M.B.A., senior UX designer at Google, helps companies create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. Previous positions include director of UX/UI design at Megastar and principal…

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Eric Solve, CFP®, EA, is a senior advisor and partner at Wade Financial Advisory. He is an active member of the Financial Planners Association of Silicon Valley, having served both as past president of the chapter and on the bo…

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FARHAN SHAHAB, M.B.A., is a management professional with more than 15 years of experience in quality systems, quality engineering and process improvement for the medical device industry. He has held management representative po…

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FRANCES ANN MCKENNEY, M.S., is a quality and compliance consultant for McKenney Consulting, LLC. She has more than 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and has hosted inspections by the FDA and …

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FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP, has over 25 years’ experience in project management and product development and served as the director of programs for ARGOSystems/Boeing Electronic Defense Systems. As s…

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FRAUKE UHLENBRUCH, Ph.D., was educated in Germany and England. She teaches English and German as second languages in a variety of settings to business professionals, university students, and children. She has worked as an edito…

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GAIL FERREIRA, Ph.D., a focused senior executive with deep expertise in technology and digital transformation, has more than 25 years’ experience spanning the intersection of technology and business. She is an expert in agile f…

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G. PETER SHABE, M.S., is a biostatistician and president of Advance Research Associates, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) providing data management and biostatistical services to the medical device, biotech and phar…

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GERRI O’RIORDAN, RN, BSN, CCRN, is a research nurse manager of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Clinical Research Preceptor program. At Stanford, O’Riordan has worked as clinical re…

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GILBERT GARCIA, B.S., M.B.A., is a business and technology consultant with over 30 years of experience in IT, digital marketing, software development, data science, system architecture, mobile phone app development, networking;…

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GUIDO BORDIGNON, Ph.D., M.S., is a professor in the UC Santa Cruz Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department focusing on biology education research and evidenced-based teaching strategies. Previously he was a professor …

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HAONING Y. RICHTER, MBA, CPA, CIA, CCEP, founder of HYR Consulting, LLC., has more than 20 years of accounting experience working with Fortune 100 companies in Silicon Valley. Her experience includes senior management positions…

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HEMIL PATEL, M.S., a principal software engineer at CDK Global, has more than 20 years’ experience in software development focusing on front-end development with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and React. In his work with NASA, CreditSe…

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HIEN LUU, M.S, head of machine learning infrastructure at DoorDash, has over 20 years’ experience designing and developing scalable web applications and big data infrastructure and applications at Silicon Valley companies, such…

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HINKMOND WONG, M.S., is a principal software engineer at Apple and highly passionate Java architect and developer. He formerly worked as a software engineer for LinkedIn and as a consulting member of technical staff at Oracle. …

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HOLLY CORNELISON HOPLA, M.Ed., a secondary English language arts specialist for the Issaquah School District in Washington and an independent educational consultant, has worked extensively with K-12 students and adult learners.…

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HONG NGUYEN-PHUONG, PMP®, PSM I, PSPO I, SASM, SA, has managed teams, technology projects and programs at Sun Microsystems, Symantec, and PG&E, as well as at smaller organizations and startups. He trained and coached Agile Scru…

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IMRAN HAJIMUSA, M.S., has more than 20 years of experience in payment, security, authentication, connectivity, mobile, broadband, consumer and networking industries. He has held various leadership roles at Siemens, Infineon, La…

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IRV KALB, M.S., is an adjunct professor of introductory and object-oriented programming courses in Python with more than 11 years of experience in the classroom. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science and…

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JAGADEESH VASUDEVAMURTHY, Ph.D., a principal software engineer at Xilinx, has more than 20 years of experience in electronic design automation. He has worked on the design and development of commercial EDA tools at Cadence, Xil…

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JAMES KEMPF, Ph.D., a research engineer and consultant with more than 30 years' experience in information and communication technologies, graduated from University of Arizona with a doctorate in Systems Engineering and immediat…

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JAMES DINWIDDIE, M.A.Ed., obtained his TESOL Certification from the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. He has more than 12 years of ESL classroom teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad. Dinwiddie is also an adju…

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JANANI RANGARAJAN, M.S., is a statistical data analyst at Gilead Sciences where she supports the Quality Risk Management department with data analysis for plant-wide interdepartmental KPIs. Former positions include working as a…

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JASMINA TOPALOVIC, Ph.D., is an ESL instructor at De Anza College and English Language Development program coordinator and teacher at the San Jose Unified School District. She earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership …

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JASON PUTNAM GORDON, B.A., J.D., is an emerging growth company and venture capital attorney at Polsinelli LLP. Prior to joining his current firm, he ran his own boutique corporate law firm. Previous positions included working …

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JEANEEN WALLIS, M.B.A, Ph.D., has worked in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sector for 20 years in a wide range of positions including senior research manager. She has worked as a vendor and a sponsor, a f…

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JEANETTE SMITH, B.A., is a clinical research professional and the owner and creative director of Wild Horse Design. An accomplished entrepreneur and graphic designer with experience educating students of all ages and background…

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JEFFREY SONAS, B.S., is owner of Sonas Consulting, providing sponsors, vendors, and CROs with comprehensive EDC and eClinical services such as study design, requirements/specification design, vendor auditing/evaluation, databas…

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JEFF MILLER, B.S., principal software engineer with Bio-Rad Digital Biology Center, has over 20 years’ experience as a software developer, architect, consultant, business owner, and instructor. His areas of expertise include iO…

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JENNIFER A. FELL, BA, enterprise content strategist at Expert Support, has over 25 years of experience providing enterprise-scale content solutions for highly technical audiences. She is a content strategist, information archit…

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JENNIFER F. SCHARRE, J.D., a partner with Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann in San Jose, handles estate planning and administration, beneficiary representations, conservatorships, and guardianships. Her estate planning practice incl…

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JENS WEITZEL, MBA, managing partner at the international boutique consulting firm of Yabusame Partners, is an enterprise software and technology executive who has held senior executive roles in strategy, sales, and business dev…

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JERI CAFESIN, B.A., is a veteran creative director, a Stanford Continuing Studies marketing educator, and the founder of IPPGlobal.org, which mentors entrepreneurs in the practice of marketing a business to thrive. A Silicon Va…

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JESSE GILLISPIE, Ph.D., is a seventh grade teacher at Peninsula School. She has taught since 2002 in a variety of contexts, including early childhood classrooms, a dual immersion elementary school, and undergraduate, graduate, …

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JESSE DOGILLO, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®, founder of Bay Area Financial Advisers, has been a financial planner since 1988. He provides planning, counseling, and financial services to individuals and small business owners in Silic…

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JILL HOSMER-JOLLEY, MBA, Ph.D., works with organizations to improve outcomes by embracing the strengths of neurodiverse employees, such as creativity and innovation, through improved management practices customized for situatio…

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JITESH SHAH, MBA, MS, is a director of engineering at Integrated Device Technology/Renesas Electronics who focuses on turning data into dollars through improved operational efficiencies, better product designs, and reduced cost…

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JOHN FLEMING, M.Ed. BCET, is founder and director of Developmental Learning Solutions, Inc. He has a master’s degree in Special Education with concentrations in Learning Disabilities, and in Emotional Disturbances that Affect L…

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JOVAN HICKS, MBA, M.Ed.L., an area manager in AT&T California’s External and Legislative Affairs organization, brings a diverse set of skills and experience to her students at UCSC Silicon Valley. She has over 20 years in busin…

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JUAN GOMEZ, Ph.D., is a software development engineer at Amazon AWS and serves as chair of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Information Technology specialization program. Formerly he was a senior staff engineer at F5 Networks.…

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JUDY A. LaCROIX, M.A. in management, is a dynamic, innovative trainer and consultant. She has been involved in consulting, management, training and education for over 20 years. Her experience encompasses managing, consulting fo…

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JULIUS SCHILLINGER, M.S., Ph.D./ABD, is vice president of strategic partnerships for MHN, the Behavioral Health subsidiary of Health Net, a Fortune 200 healthcare company. He also held senior-level management positions at Healt…

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KARIM SAJWANI, M.P.H., CCRA, senior director of Global Clinical Operations at Annexon Biosciences, has more than 20 years of experience in clinical drug development in the areas of cardiovascular disease, dermatology, infectiou…

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KEITH MOREL, Ph.D., is vice president/U.S. team manager of regulatory compliance at Qserve Group, the largest EU-based medical device consulting company focused on medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Since 2000, he has he…

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KELVIN LWIN, BS, is an AI architect at Iluvatar CoreX. After spending nearly a decade at UC Berkeley, Lwin decided to repay his debt to the public education system by helping build UC Merced. He spent seven years teaching 4,500…

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KEVIN M. TEN BRINK, MBA, a manager for Human Factors Engineering at Intuitive Surgical, has over 19 years of clinical, operating room, and technical experience with medical devices. He has been applying this background to the f…

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KIRAN GULATI, Exemplar Medical Device Lead Auditor (Cert No. 6111), M.B.A. is a management consultant with more than 29 years of experience in the area of quality systems and process improvement in the medical device and biotec…

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KRIS LAMBERT, M.A., holds Clear Multiple Subject, CLAD, TESOL and Gate credentials. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in both elementary and adult education. Lambert has served as a mentor to teachers and as the univ…

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LALIN THEVERAPPERUMA, Ph.D., is an engineering leader with experience across a wide span of research and development in the consumer electronics industry. He has led teams at Apple, Intel, Bosch, Vicarious and SafeAI and worked…

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LAURENCE F. O’CONNELL, M.B.A., M.S., M.A., has over 30 years of experience in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. His major responsibilities included project management, finance and accounting, economic analysis, m…

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LAVINA NAGAR, MA, CFP®, founding president of Maya Advisors, Inc., welcomed financial planning as a second career after facing a life transition. It made her realize the importance of a trusted professional when life gets overw…

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LEE SCHUH, BA, JD, CFP®️, EA, a business advisor at Lee Schuh Financials in Westlake Village, focuses on small business finance, licensing, contacting and retirement planning. In his 50 years in the industry, he has represented…

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LEON BEZDIKIAN, B.A., vice president of human resources at Eta Compute, has more than 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, including SiBeam, Inphi and InvenSense. His experience includes running HR departments for …

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LINDA RODGERS-PRICE, M.A., is principal consultant of Professional Dynamics, a management consulting firm specializing in team building, communication and personal development. Her professional experience includes serving as hu…

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LINDA GUNTHER, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., has over 18 years of experience in HR business partner leadership and leadership development. She has led HR teams for companies including Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Aerospace (now Rockwell Coll…

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LY-HUONG PHAM, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S., has over 30 years of experience in high tech and is CEO of Mobiscale LLC, a provider of management, educational and software consulting services. Her clients range from startups to Fortune 50…

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LYNN HUNSAKER, MBA, is co-founder of ClearAction Value Exchange and chief customer officer and board chair of its parent company, ClearAction Continuum. She formerly served as president of marketing operations partners and in k…

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LYNN NICHOLS, Ph.D., executive director for the Council on Multilocal AI and founding principal and strategist at X Intellectual Property, has deep expertise in the nature and use of language. Her innovative work was recognized…

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MAITJIAN WELKE is co-owner of CMIT Solutions Silicon Valley, an IT managed service provider specializing in IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, IT consulting and CIO/CISO services. She is passionate about helping small- and mediu…

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MALKIAT SANDHU, B.S., M.A., has over ten years of experience teaching economics, international political economy, introductory business and computer information systems at a number of Bay Area colleges and universities. He also…

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MANDAR MUNISHWAR, B.E., is a formal verification engineer at Google, where he is part of the team responsible for formally verifying next-generation machine learning accelerator chips. He has more than 15 years of experience in…

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MARC J. FRIEDMAN, M.B.A, a management consultant with McMillan/Doolittle, has worked in market research, management consulting and asset management industries for more than 30 years in a variety of line and leadership positions…

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MARCO ROSA, M.A., is a certified communication and leadership executive coach supporting C-level executives and directors in human resources management. He coaches clients and consults in the areas of HR management, executive t…

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MARIA FILIPPOU-FRYE, MD, M.B.S, PMP, is a country study manager at Genentech, a member of Roche Group, and has more than 10 years of experience in clinical research. She received her medical degree from the University of Crete …

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MARILSON CAMPOS, B.S., lead data engineer in machine learning for Glassdoor, has been designing extensive data systems since 2007. He specializes in creating architectures to build machine learning models massively. He has held…

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MARILYN ARMSTRONG, M.Ed., has taught over 40 different education courses at a number of colleges and universities. She has served as a preschool teacher and director, has owned her own school, and also has 15 years of experienc…

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MARILYN DAVIS, Ph.D., is a well-regarded Python trainer for the industry and has taught Python at UCSC Extension since 1997. She has contributed software for computer-aided instruction, astronomy, statistics, environmental rese…

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MARK MONTROSE, M.S., is principle consultant of Montrose Compliance Services, Inc., USA, with 40 years’ experience in applied EMC design, analysis, testing, and troubleshooting of printed circuit boards and system. He was a lon…

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MEHRDAD PEYVAN, M.S.E.E., a test engineering manager at Analog Devices Inc., has 30 years of experience in the areas of analog and mixed-signal circuit design, silicon manufacturing, system on chip (SOC), switching regulators, …

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MELISSA LE, B.A, Multi-Subject Teaching Credential (MSTC), has more than 23 years of experience working with infants, preschoolers, and children in K-6 classrooms. She has worked in public and private school settings and examin…

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MICHAEL D. TAYLOR, M.S., MPM®, FAAPM, is a PPM-certified master instructor and principal of Systems Management Services. He has taught for UCSC Extension since 1997. He has more than 30 years of project management, and engineer…

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MICHAEL A. WANG, M.S., M.B.A., is senior field applications manager at Macronix. He has taught for UCSC Extension since 2006. He has held various technical and management roles at startups and multi-nationals in Silicon Valley.…

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MICHAEL SAVOD, B.S., M.B.A., is a marketing consultant specializing in communications and targeted lifestyle marketing techniques. His background includes assignments as vice president of sales and marketing for the Oakland As,…

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MIKE DIERICKX, MS, BS, who oversees physical design and sign-off for autonomous vehicle silicon at Waymo, has contributed designs to dozens of chips at Silicon Valley companies such as Intel, Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Google, an…

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MICHAELA DE SAPIO-YAZAR, M.S. in education, E/T, has run her own educational therapy and tutoring practice since 1998. Ms. De Sapio-Yazar has been a certified educational therapist since 2011 and also works part-time at Myndfle…

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MICHELLE CARPENTER, J.D., RAC, a seasoned regulatory affairs professional with more than 20 years of global pharmaceutical industry experience, is president of RPSpharma, a consulting firm that provides regulatory and developme…

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MICHELLE ROSENAUR, B.A., has been a key player on teams providing relational database solutions for more than 20 years. At Cisco Systems she worked in both SQL server database administration and Oracle development. Previously s…

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MICHELLE CORBIN, M.S., is a senior web editor and information architect for IBM Developer at IBM. She is a Society for Technical Communication fellow with more than 25 years of experience as a technical communicator. She has p…

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MIN WU, Ph.D., senior staff software engineer at ServiceNow, has over 15 years of research and practical experience in the areas of human-computer interaction, user interface design, web security, collaboration and privacy, web…

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MOENES ISKAROUS, Ph.D., is a fellow and a member of the founding team at SiMa.ai™, a startup focused on disruptive computing that enables high performance machine learning to go green. He drives technical innovation in embedded…

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MOHAMMAD NAVEED, M.S., M.B.A., is a seasoned technologist with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software applications design, development, and its architecture. He has a demonstrated history of working with both e…

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MOHAMMED FENNICH, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in program and project management, leadership, enterprise information systems and business engineering. A certified project panagement professional and an active mem…

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MOSHE GOTESMAN, Ph.D., CSM, SAFe, LeSS, PMP, ITIL, is an experienced consultant, trainer, and coach on project and program management, specializing in Agile, Scrum, and related topics. He has worked in engineering management, p…

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NANCY A. PYZEL, EA, M.B.A., is an Enrolled Agent with 28 years’ experience in tax preparation, planning and representation. She has worked in management and tax preparation at Tiret & Company CPAs; Kimbell, McKenna, and Von Kas…

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NANCY ISAAC, BS, MPH, JD, is a senior management leader and regulatory/clinical/quality advisor with more than 25 years of experience in strategy and obtaining approvals for devices, in vitro diagnostics, drugs, biologics, and …

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NANCY LONG, MS, a university lecturer and speaker with more than 40 years of business experience, is the former chief human resources officer and executive vice president of Global HR for Hitachi Data Systems. She has also held…

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NARINDER SINGH, Pharm.D., M.B.A., pharmacy director at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, directs medication management at the hospital and its ten network clinics. He has been in healthcare industry for 20 years and specialize…

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NATHAN P. MOSLEY, B.A., CPPB, a project sourcing manager on the Sourcing Engineering and Operations team at Facebook, has over 25 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in both the private and public sector…

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NINET MORADI, BA, MA, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She is an early childhood education professional advisor with the California Child Development Training Consortium. She has r…

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NIRANJAN MAHARAJH, MS, director of engineering, Hospital Solutions at Proximie, has a demonstrated history in the medical device system and software development, quality systems, FDA regulations, and driving operational efficie…

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OLIVER GILDERSLEEVE, M.S.E.E., PMP®, MCTS, is a consultant and mentor on Microsoft Project and was a technical editor of Eric Uyttewaal’s recent three books on Microsoft Project scheduling. He has taught project scheduling at c…

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OSWALD CAMPESATO, MBA, MA, MIS, BSCS, BA, is the co-founding CEO of iQuarkt and author of more than 35 technical books. He is a software engineer with more than 20 years’ experience as a software developer and has worked in num…

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PADDU MELANAHALLI, M.S., director of software development at Cisco, leads product development and solutions in various business units in engineering. He has more than two decades of software industry experience and has contribu…

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PARTHASARATHY PADMANABHAN, M.B.A., is a data architect at one of Silicon Valley’s leading technology companies. Padmanabhan has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and has worked in data modeling for more…

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PATRICK WILLIAMS, M.B.A., B.S., senior director of marketing at The Jacuzzi Group, is a customer and consumer marketer with nearly 20 years’ experience working with leading brands and strategic customers. Grounded in brand mana…

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PATRICK LEE, M.B.A., M.S., PE, RAC, director of regulatory affairs at BioCardia, Inc., is a regulatory affairs / QA professional with over 25 years of experience in FDA–regulated industries including health-care, medical device…

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PAUL SAUNDERS, Ph.D., is a biotechnology consultant, working on bioinformatics projects. Previously he worked for Chronomed Inc. as chief scientist developing point of care immunoassays and as a scientist at R&D Systems develop…

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PHILIP ZIMAN, MBA, enjoyed a 30-year human resources career in global high tech. He most recently held the position of vice president of Global Human Resources at Nanometrics. Previous senior level HR positions include working …

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PRABHU RAGHAVAN, M.S., M.B.A., is a regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and supplier management executive in the medical device sector. He has a track record of solving difficult strategic and organizational challenges and t…

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PRASANNA VASUDEVAN, B.S., engineering manager at Apple, is a passionate DevOps engineer with over 15 years of experience in the continuous integration space. Previously he at FIS Global, eFunds, and DSSR. He has a bachelor’s de…

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PURNIMA KRISHNAMURTHY, M.B.A., a learning strategist with eBay, has over 14 years of high-tech industry experience, building and aligning technical talent and performance practices with strategic business objectives. She curren…

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RACHAEL “SHELLEY” M. HAVEN, BSME, ATP, RET, has helped individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive, and learning challenges to unlock their potential with technology since 1987. Her experience in assistive technology (AT) enc…

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RADHIKA S. GROVER, Ph.D., founder of SPEL Technologies, an educational product startup, has over 15 years of experience in teaching and research. She has provided training on data structures and algorithms in C/C++ to a large c…

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RAGHAV VINJAMURI, B.S.E.E., is an IT and system performance architect with more than 20 years of experience in solution development and delivery, system architecture; with multi-faceted experience in engineering and IT roles at…

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RAHUL BHUMAN, MS, MBA, has more than 18 years of leadership experience across three continents in startup investment, corporate development, corporate strategy, business development, and software development. He has worked in t…

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RAJANI SHAILENDER, BE, MBA, is vice president of Sales at Tech Mahindra, an IT services company specializing in in digital transformation, consulting, and business process reengineering. She focuses on high tech markets in the …

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RAJ JASWA, M.B.A., M.S., an accomplished serial technology entrepreneur, teaches engineering entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay, IIT Gandhinagar, VNIT Nagpur, and TiE Silicon Valley. Previously he served as CEO and chairman of Dyyn…

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RAJESH PENDURKAR, Ph.D., an accomplished researcher and computer design scientist, is an engineering leader and an entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in hardware and software engineering. He has focused on high-en…

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RAMIN ELAHI, M.S.E.E., is a sales training portfolio manager with Infineon Technologies. Previously he was an engineering training solution architect with NetApp Inc. where he was responsible for customer-centric Cluster ONTAP …

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RAVI KALLURI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP® and Certified Scrum Master, has more than 25 years of experience leading complex software development projects. He is a senior manager for program management at Cisco Systems and also works …

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RAVIKUMAR NANDAGOPALAN, M.B.A., has more than 15 years of experience in information technology, primarily as a data architect. His domain expertise is in the financial and insurance arena. He works as consultant on an enterpris…

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RAVISHANKAR CHITYALA, Ph.D., senior software development engineer with Elekta, has extensive experience programming Python and Django. He has been a researcher and consultant in scientific and medical image processing. He co-au…

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RAY CHAU, M.B.A., B.S., CPA, is an experienced finance director/manager with almost 40 years of experience in the field. His areas of expertise are in program management, strategic planning, business process improvement, cross-…

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REBECCA LEE LOVIN, Ed.D. in multicultural education, is an experienced high school teacher and has conducted research and worked in Korea, Mexico, and Egypt. She has taught English as a second language for UCSC Extension since …

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RENATA CARICO, CFP®, a financial advisor at Millar Financial Group, worked in the high tech and medical device industries for about 15 years in various engineering and engineering/operations management roles before pursuing her…

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RENÉE SNOW, Ph.D., CFP®, EA, a registered principal and investment advisor representative, has worked as a Certified Financial Planner® for the past 20 years. She has combined technical expertise with psychology and philosophy …

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REYNOLD LEWKE, M.S., M.B.A, LLB, a corporate attorney, litigator, author and business advisor, runs his own strategic talent management consulting and executive search firm. He has worked with startups and global Fortune 100 co…

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RICH ARZAGA, CFP®, AIF®, CCIM, is a serial entrepreneur. He founded Cornerstone Wealth Management, Insurance Whisperer, and Rich Arzaga on Real Estate. Often quoted in financial and business publications, Arzaga has earned nume…

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RICH RONDEAU, M.B.A., M.S., PMP®, CSM, ITIL, is a technology project manager and consultant with a passion for helping companies work together to improve results. With over 15 years of experience managing technical projects and…

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RICHARD C. DAYTON, J.D., is an estate planning attorney with his own firm and a founding member of the WealthCounsel National Study Group. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, became a certified s…

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ROBERT KNIGHT, M.S., D.P.M., has more than 25 years of experience teaching mathematics. He is a pioneer in the use of technology in the teaching of statistics and mathematics. Knight’s innovative teaching has garnered awards fr…

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ROBERT (BOB) DURSTENFELD, MA, is a professional technology communicator experienced in brand marketing, public relations, analyst relations, corporate marketing, and product marketing. He’s launched more than a dozen products i…

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ROBYN STONE, M.A., an educational leader in Santa Clara County, has been teaching at the pre-kindergarten, elementary, and middle school levels in both science specialty and general education classes for 13 years. She holds sev…

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ROMI BEHBEHANIAN, M.S., associate director and global R&D technical integrator/program manager with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience in pharmaceutica…

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RONALD TJEERDEMA, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., is an Associate Dean in UC Davis’ College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and a professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. He has taught for UCSC Extension since 1990.

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RUDI HECHFELLNER, BS, has been in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years, including 10 years in the LED and lighting industry. He is director of Sensing and IoT Strategy at IDT Renesas. He started in the LED industry duri…

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RUHINA NAJEM, MD, brings nearly 20 years of international medical, clinical and health administration training and experience to the classroom to help students understand, practice, and enjoy personal and professional growth th…

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RUSS BLAHETKA, D.B.A., CFP, is founder and managing director for Vestnomics Wealth Management, LLC. He has taught at UCSC Extension since 2008. He was previously an advisor and manager with Waddell & Reed. Dr. Blahetka has over…

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RUTH ARTHUR-ASMAH, MBA, is a leader in data analytics field with a background in statistics and analytics. She brings experience working with big data in the healthcare information technology industry. Experience includes proc…

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SAL LUCIDO, M.S., B.S., PMC-IV, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of startup and tech experience, is co-founder of AssurX, a multi-million-dollar, international Silicon Valley software company. He has worked as a technic…

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SAM HUYNH, Ph.D., is a principal member of technical staff and a senior manager at AMD. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of VLSI design including memory, IO, physical design implementation and full chip integrati…

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SAMUEL TING, MFA, is a visual designer, artist, illustrator, and database administrator, who has been working as a website and web application designer for Silicon Valley’s top high-tech firms for more than 20 years. He is curr…

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SANJAY BHATIA, B.S., PMP®, director of program management at Exabeam, has over 23 years of experience managing and developing large-scale enterprise software applications. He has held senior management positions at various comp…

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SARA SAATCHI, M.S., is a software developer and researcher. She teaches computer science courses as an adjunct professor and has authored scholarly articles in image processing and artificial intelligence. She earned a master’s…

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SARAH HARMON, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Linguistics at several community colleges in the area. She has taught Spanish and lower-division linguistics courses at the collegiate level since 1999, both at major …

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SATYEN KANSARA, MS, director of data platform and data science at CDK Global, has more than 20 years of experience focused on Big Data platforms, large-scale distributed systems managing petabytes of data, and technical leaders…

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SAVITA O. SINHA, M.Sc., has over 29 years of clinical research experience monitoring, training and managing clinical trials. Her most recent clinical research focus has been on managing international and data trials using AI. S…

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SHAHROKH SHAKOURI, M.S., is a consultant for Bay Area chip design companies. He has taught for UCSC Extension since 2008. He has 22 years of experience with high-performance and low-power IC designs in the areas of synthesis, s…

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SHARMILA ROY, Ph.D., has over 30 years' experience in special education, primarily in teacher training, classroom interventions, and curriculum development. She has worked in private practice as an educational therapist, as wel…

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SHASHI SATHYANARAYANA, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in scientific programming, algorithm development and teaching. He holds 20 patents in machine learning and ultrasound imaging and has published numerous technic…

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SHEKHAR DEO, MS, is head of product, personalization, marketing technology, communications, and data science at Udemy. He is an entrepreneur and executive leader with more than 15 years of experience in analytics, artificial in…

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SHELDON MULLINS, M.B.A., senior director of regulatory affairs at Adverum Biotechnologies, is a regulatory affairs professional who has worked on the development of biologics, small molecules and gene therapy products for a var…

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SHINDALE SEALE, Ed.D, M.Ed., In two decades of leadership and training roles, Seale has focused on business performance optimization, staff development, and the creation of sustainable and equitable working environments in corp…

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SOLY PATERSON, MBA, senior quality engineer with Thermo Fisher Scientific Quality, has over 15 years’ experience managing, organizing, developing, communicating, and driving process effectiveness and product quality. Her previo…

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SREENIVASAN PARUTHIYIL, Ph.D., research scientist at UC San Francisco Medical Center, has conducted postdoctoral studies in immunology of infectious diseases at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and worke…

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STEPHANIE WEMUSA, BA, MSHROD, is a talent life cycle and optimization consultant with more than 15 years’ experience developing inclusive workplace practices to source, recruit, engage, and advance diverse employees. She is a d…

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STEPHEN HYATT, Ph.D., M.B.A., has worked as an engineer for several major Silicon Valley companies including Seagate Technology, Novellus, Mattson Technology, and Solectron. He has an extensive background in materials enginee…

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STEVE ARNOLD, M.B.A., is the owner of Custom Computer Services. He has experience teaching courses in WAN, LAN, network administration, and online systems development. He has taught at UCSC Extension since 1997.

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SUBHADEEP CHATTERJEE, M.S., has 12 years of experience developing Internet and Intranet products for Yahoo as well as a range of industrial and financial companies. He specializes in information architecture blueprints, wirefra…

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SUDARSHAN BAHL. MBA, ME, M. Phil., M.S., a recognized expert in operations, supply chain management, customer care, quality, reliability, and Lean Six Sigma, has managed global quality, supply chain and engineering organization…

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SUDHAKAR ALLA, B.S., an autonomous systems engineer at ICURO, has expertise in computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and development of hardware-software integrated systems. Formerly a machine vision engineer with Applie…

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SUSAN SCHWARTZ, M.S, PMP®️, has led a variety of corporate and government teams through organizational change and technology transformation. Her change toolbox combines emotional intelligence, LEGO®️ Serious Play®️, and knowled…

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SUTANU GHOSH, PMP, PMI-ACP, MCTS, a project manager at VMware, has worked in the field for more than 20 years, serving as a project management officer, as well as a hands-on project manager on both software and hardware project…

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TARA MARTIN-MILIUS, M.S.O.D., B.A., executive director of Leadership Sunnyvale, is a former Sunnyvale City Council member and community leader. She teaches organization development and facilitation at UCSC Extension and various…

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TARAL OZA, M.S., a principal software engineer with Abbott, has nearly 20 years’ experience of medical device development with leading high-technology companies in the Bay Area. A seasoned full-stack architect, his experience s…

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TERRY BARTON, M.S., has held leadership positions in retail, container shipping, biotech, and higher education and brings over 20 years of management and organizational development experience to her students. Barton has a Maste…

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TERESA HARDY, B.S., M.A., is the founder of New Media-Designs, an online marketing agency specializing in solutions for technology companies. She has over 25 years of experience in engineering and marketing in high tech compani…

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TERRY MULLIN, MBA, MS, MS, an accounting instructor at Cabrillo College, has taught business and accounting-related subjects at the university and college level for more than 25 years. Previously he has taught at UC Santa Cruz,…

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THARAN (Terry) J. LANIER, M.B.A., CPA, is in private practice and specializes in accounting and the tax needs of small business at Seeba & Associates, Inc. He has worked in large industries and has taught community college unde…

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TOM RICO PAMUKCU, BS, principal and founder of Sounder Trials Consulting, has over a decade of experience in clinical research across institutions and indications during which he has leveraged technology to improve clinical res…

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THOMAS P. MOYER, M.B.A., a delivery manager in the social media department for Genentech, is a digital marketing professional with more than 10 years’ experience with top Fortune 500 brands. His career experience includes stint…

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THOMAS POLIQUIN, B.S.E.E., is president of Soft Computing Technology, specializing in object-oriented design. With more than 20 years of experience in hardware and software, he has led projects that use object-oriented technolo…

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TIM BOMBOSCH, Ph.D. Stanford University, has more than 10 years of experience managing documentation and training projects at various companies. His areas of expertise include biotech, medical devices, and consumer electronics.…

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TONYA COBB, M.A., has nearly 25 years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at all educational levels. She has had the pleasure of professionally developing second language teachers for much of t…

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VICKI WINTERS, M.A., owner of V-Link Studio, works with nonprofit agencies, businesses and local governments to develop publicity and fundraising campaigns. She has taught for UCSC Extension since 2001.

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VIVEK SHARMA, M.S., has more than 10 years of experience in client-server application development and web user interface. He is familiar with all the major frameworks in the Java and Java EE domain. He also has worked extensive…

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WILLIAM KAO, BSEE, MSEE, Ph.D., an expert consultant on renewable energy, clean technology, and emerging technologies such as AI, IoT,5G, Big Data, and 3-D printing, has worked in semiconductors and computer-aided design for mo…

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Y.C. WANG, BSEE, director of the Global Academic Program at Digi-Key Electronics, brings years of technical expertise in the FPGA and microcontroller industry to the classroom. Having worked in many roles including applications…

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