Life Science Young Leaders Fellowship Program

Meaningful career readiness experiences for first-generation college students

Interested in a career in life science? Our Life Science Young Leader Fellows participate in resume reviews, networking activities, industry events, and professional development opportunities.

2022 Fellows

Brianna Arcediano

Chief Executive Assistant, Squared Away Business Administration

Pooja Bhatt

Student, San Diego Miramar College Biotechnology Program

Dhruvi Dalwadi

Pharmacology Student, University of California, Santa Barbara

Alexis Garcia

Clinical Scribe, Centro Medico El Cajon

Josefina Lopez

Mobile Bodily Injury Claims Representative, Automobile Club of Southern California

Kellee Ramirez

Laboratory Manager, Performance Cell Manufacturing

Yuliza Venegas

Student, San Diego City College

Paw Wah

Graduate, University of California, San Diego

2022 Mentors

Paige Berroteran

Research Associate II in Research Development, ChromaCode Inc.

Will Clodfelter

Managing Director, Ponto Ventures LLC

Christian Dimaano

Executive Director, Head of Regional Medical Affairs, Mirati Therapeutics

David Eveleth

CEO, Trefoil Therapeutics

Lauren Hatfield

Process Development Scientist II, Poseida Therapeutics

Samantha Jones

Protein Purification Specialist, Tenaya Therapeutics

Bharath Kumandan

VP, Operations, Gordian Bio

Dexter Pasis

Global Trial Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb

David Stivers

Director, Biostatistics, Bristol Myers Squibb

2021 Fellows

Anadela Navarrete Gomez

Clinical Laboratory Technician, Helix

Angie Muller

Customer Service Specialist I, Thermo Fisher

Nelva Perales

Quality Control Associate, Codex DNA

Ashley Quintero

Marketing Manager, Codex DNA

Christina Ratsabout

Clinical Laboratory Technician, Sequenom

Mirella Trinidad

Engineering Estimator, Cal Engineering Solutions

Emmanuel Vega

SDSU Alumni

Alice Xayavong

Clinical Trial Assistant, DermTech Inc.

2021 Mentors

David Eveleth

CEO & Founder, Trefoil Therapeutics

Kristin Gustafson

Chief Human Resources Officer, Mirati Therapeutics

Irene Hsieh

Director, Regulatory Affairs, ChromaCode, Inc.

Bharath Kumandan

Senior Director, Business Operations & Strategy, Aligos Therapeutics

Orlando Perrera

Research Associate III, ChromaCode, Inc.

Isabel Regoli

Research Associate II, ChromaCode, Inc.

Maximilian Richter

Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology, Poseida Therapeutics

Marie Rippen

COO, Lab Launch

Mariana Uchoa

Principal Scientist (Immunology), Karma Biotechnologies

Desiree Van Haute

Manger of Lab Operations, Terray Therapeutics