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CSTEM Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a volunteer board to the leadership of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, offering guidance to help the college best serve the region and the state; providing contacts with business, government and the community to advance the mission of CSTEM; and acting as an advocate on behalf of CSTEM and CSUSM. The Council also provides leadership in fundraising and development in support of CSTEM’s mission and initiatives. Members of the Council include industry professionals representing life sciences, chemistry, aerospace, electronics and information systems, as well as CSUSM faculty, alumni and parents.

The Council meets four times annually to discuss workforce trends, opportunities and initiatives. By contributing their collective knowledge, vision, experience and resources, the Council serves as ambassadors on behalf of the College, while helping CSTEM to establish priorities and chart its successful course for the future.

CSTEM Advisory Council Members

David Allen

David A. Allen
Director, Systems Engineering
NG Fellow
Vehicle Managment Systems & Flight Controls
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Julie Ames
Julie Ames
Vice President, Corporate Communications

samantha beasley
Samantha Beasley
Senior Scientist

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Maureen (Mo) Booth
CSTEM Advisor Council Chair
HR Compliance Manger
Diversity & Inclusion Leader
ThermoFisher Scientific

allison budalsy
Allison Budelsky
Vice President, Immunology Research
Eli Lilly and Company 


rashmi char

Rashmi Char
Vice President, Engineering
Qualcomm, Inc.

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James Cruz
Cheif Medical Officer
Blue Shield California

rick fierro

Rick Fierro (Ex Officio)
Associate Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Aaron Guy

Aaron Guy
Associate Dean of Programming, Extended Learning
California State University San Marcos

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Michael Helé
Director of Philathropy
California State University San Marcos

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Paul Jackson
CSTEM Advisory Council Vice Chair
Scientific Director of Global Public Health
Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Wm. Randy Jungman, DDS
Citracado Dental Group

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Cait Kelly
Community Engagement Director

bridget kimball
Bridget Kimball
Vice President, Technology
Intuit Consumer Group 

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Chris Marion


megan owen
Megan Owen 
Vice President, Conservation Science
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance


Brooks Reid

K. Brooks Reid
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
California State University San Marcos

Mark Rodriguez
Retired Aviation & Aerospace Engineer


Jayson Sack


Paul Sangster

Paul Sangster
Rip Current Brewing Company
Retired Software Engineer

Steve Schlesinger

Steve Schlesinger
Retired Software Engineer, Performance Analyst

Vanessa Small
Vanessa Small
Director of Biologics
Cue Health

laurie strawn
Laurie Strawn 
Retired, Senior Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer


Sandra Thompson

Sandra Thompson
Patent Attorney
Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt Lilly LLP

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Jackie Trischman
Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry
California State University San Marcos

Uphemeia Uhegbu

Euphemia Uhegbu
Manager, Clinical Prior Authorization


David Webb

David Webb
CEO, Synbal, Inc.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

eliot weitz
Eliot Weitz
Vice President, Engineering & Chief Data Officer


Peter Woytowitz

Peter Woytowitz
Vice President
Director of Electrical Engineering
Hunter Industries