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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2012. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13392.
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APPENDIX D

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

(Participants are listed alphabetically with affiliations at the time of the workshop.)

Tina Abdollah

Senior Architect
IBM

Alice Agogino

Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor
of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Dilek Alkaya

Advanced Control Engineer
Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery

JoAnn Armenta

Executive Director
Purpose Focused Alternative Learning
Corporation

Florence Bonner

Senior Vice President for Research &
Compliance
Howard University

Rebecca Breitenkamp

Chief Financial Officer
Intezyne Technologies

Carrie Brubaker

Mirzayan Fellow
The National Academies

Jessica Christenson

Graduate Student
City of Hope

Kendra Clark-Branton

Project Engineer
VF Corporation

Catherine Didion

Director, Committee on Women in Science,
Engineering, and Medicine
The National Academies

Manqing Ding

Catherine Domier

University of California, Los Angeles

Baat Enosh

Entrepreneurial Alliance Program Manager
National Center for Women and IT

Laurimar Escudero

University of California, Irvine

Peace Esonwune

SMB Operations Engineering and Science
Research Assistant
Stanford University

Haleh Farahbod

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles

Allan Fisher

Senior Vice President
Laureate Education, Inc.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2012. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13392.
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Elizabeth Frayne

President
Frayne Consultants

Lynne Friedmann

Science Writer
Friedmann Communications

Linda Garverick

Principal
Coactive Consultants

Judith Giordan

Senior Advisor
National Collegiate
Innovators and Inventors Alliance

Florence Haseltine

Director, Center for Population Research,
EKS-NICHD, National Institutes of Health

Judy Heyboer

Human Resources Consultant
Genentech Inc.

Nicole Hernandez

April Ho

Graduate Student Researcher
University of California, Los Angeles

Mitra Hooshmand

Graduate Student
University of California, Irvine

Xue Hua

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles

Pamela Jeter

Research Specialist
University of California, Irvine

Heather Johnston

Graduate Student
Irell and Manella Graduate School of the

Mary Juhas

Program Director, Comprehensive Equity at
Ohio State
The Ohio State University

Swati Kadam

Graduate Student
City of Hope National Medical Center

Mi Jung Kim

University of California, Los Angeles

Monica Kim

University of California, Irvine

Manwai (Candy) Ku

Department of Sociology
Stanford University

Jingyu Li

Sarah Madsen

University of California, Los Angeles

Cecelia McCloy

President/CEO
Integrated Science Solutions, Inc.

Audry McGillicuddy

Technical Account Manager
IBM

Jill McNitt-Gray

Professor
University of Soutern California

Ellis Meng

Assistant Professor
University of Southern California

Carolyn Merry

Professor and Chair
The Ohio State University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2012. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13392.
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Gail Naughton

Dean
College of Business Administration
San Diego State University

Yiling Nie

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles

Sharon L. Nunes

Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives
Big Green Innovations
IBM Corporation

Jo Ann Oravec

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin,Whitewater

Tayhas Palmore

Professor of Engineering
Brown University

Lili Peng

Bioengineering Researcher
University of California, San Diego

Vivian Pinn

Director, Office of Research on Women’s
Health
National Institutes of Health

Mikki Popovich

Owner
One Oh One Eight Enterprises, Inc.

Raquel Raices

Research Fellow
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

Ana De La Ree

Graduate Student Researcher
University of California, Irvine

E. J. Reedy

Manager, Research and Policy
Kauffman Foundation

Heidi Ries

Dean for Research
Air Force Institute of Technology

Amy Robb

Research Opportunities Coordinator
ADVANCE Program, Brown University

Claire Robertson

Graduate Student Researcher
University of California, Irvine

Karla Shepard Rubinger

Executive Director
Rosalind Franklin Society

Pardis Sabeti

Assistant Professor
Harvard University
Broad Institute

Roya Saleh

Senior Physician-Scientist
University of California, Los Angeles

Lucinda Sanders

CEO and Co-founder
National Center for Women & Information
Technology and the University of Colorado

Miruna Sasu

PhD Candidate Biology/Statistics
Pennsylvania State University

Maxine L. Savitz

General Manager, Technology/Partnerships
Honeywell Inc. (Retired)

Jean Schelhorn

Associate Vice President,
Technology Licensing & Commercialization

Sheldon Schuster

President
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life
Sciences

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2012. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13392.
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Andrea Schweitzer

U.S. Project Manager
Int. Year of Astronomy

Caroline Simard

Director of Research and Executive
Programs
Anita Borg Institute for Women and
Technology

Laurel Smith-Doerr

Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Boston University

Ruthlyn Sodano

Postdoctoral Fellow
Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
University of California, Los Angeles

Kathleen Spencer

Ph.D. Candidate
California Institute of Technology

Marinela Stack

Electronics Design and Project Engineer

Adele Tamboli

California Institute of Technology

Anil Tarachandani

Michael Teitelbaum

Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Jessica Townsend

Assistant Professor of Mechanical
Engineering
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Becky Tsai

University of California, Irvine

Katherine Tsai

Stanford University

Moran Valensi-Kurtz

Carolyn Vallas

Director, Center for Diversity in
Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science,
University of Virginia

Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Chief Scientific Officer
Cytonome/ ST, LLC

Barbara Wallner

President and CEO
Chymic Therapeutics, Inc.

Susan Wessler

University of Georgia Foundation Chair
Biological Sciences, University of Georgia

Susan Windham-Bannister

President/CEO
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Elizabeth WoldeMussie

Lilian Wu

Program Executive
IBM Global University Programs

Shanshan Xu

University of California, Irvine

Yajie Yang

IBM

Noriko Yokoyama

University of California, Irvine

Sohila Zadra

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2012. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13392.
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