Our OC Fellows

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Adriana Donkers

Adriana Donkers is a multi-disciplined technology professional. She works on the Machine Learning team at PIMCO, creating applications with A.I. that facilitate and automate workflows across the firm. Adriana received two bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. She also initiated two grassroots projects at LMU, spearheading their first hackathon and raising money for over 20 laptops for underfunded students in Tijuana, Mexico during quarantine. Now, in Orange County, Adriana enjoys her free time traveling, dancing, and playing soccer. She is a proud member of the OC Fellows and looks forward to what the future holds.

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Adriana Donkers

Adriana Donkers is a multi-disciplined technology professional. She works on the Machine Learning team at PIMCO, creating applications with A.I. that facilitate and automate workflows across the firm. Adriana received two bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. She also initiated two grassroots projects at LMU, spearheading their first hackathon and raising money for over 20 laptops for underfunded students in Tijuana, Mexico during quarantine. Now, in Orange County, Adriana enjoys her free time traveling, dancing, and playing soccer. She is a proud member of the OC Fellows and looks forward to what the future holds.
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Alicia MacDonald

Alicia MacDonald is an Biomedical Engineer working in Research and Design at Medtronic in their Neurovascular division. The devices that she works with are used in interventional and preventative procedures for stroke care. She has been in her job for a year and her favorite thing about it is the constant problem solving and investigation work. Every day is different and there is always an opportunity to improve the processes, tests and designs. Outside of work Alicia enjoys environmental-focused volunteer work, specifically trash cleanups. These cleanups feel like a tangible way to help out the community. Alicia is a curious and dynamic individual who is eager to learn from others and try to help out in the community and ecosystem.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Alicia MacDonald

Alicia MacDonald is an Biomedical Engineer working in Research and Design at Medtronic in their Neurovascular division. The devices that she works with are used in interventional and preventative procedures for stroke care. She has been in her job for a year and her favorite thing about it is the constant problem solving and investigation work. Every day is different and there is always an opportunity to improve the processes, tests and designs. Outside of work Alicia enjoys environmental-focused volunteer work, specifically trash cleanups. These cleanups feel like a tangible way to help out the community. Alicia is a curious and dynamic individual who is eager to learn from others and try to help out in the community and ecosystem.
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Alisa Ogranovich

Alisa currently serves as the Business Systems Analyst at Montage International, supporting the Enterprise Systems team. Born and raised in the Orange County area, Alisa pursued an accelerated track at Chapman University to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in three years, followed by a MBA in one year. In her free time, you can find her keeping busy by organizing events with her friends and spending time with family. Alisa is looking forward to meeting new people and gaining business expertise!

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Alisa Ogranovich

Alisa currently serves as the Business Systems Analyst at Montage International, supporting the Enterprise Systems team. Born and raised in the Orange County area, Alisa pursued an accelerated track at Chapman University to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in three years, followed by a MBA in one year. In her free time, you can find her keeping busy by organizing events with her friends and spending time with family. Alisa is looking forward to meeting new people and gaining business expertise!
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Alison Walsh

Alison is 24-years old from Torrance, CA and works as an Associate Product Manager in health tech. She manages content production and patient education materials/app features for adults with cardiovascular disease. Her background is in Exercise Science, and she used to work as an exercise physiologist and personal trainer. With everyone she works with, she strives to demonstrate cura personalis, which is Latin for “caring for the whole person”.
In her spare time, Alison enjoys going to the beach, snorkeling, photography, and all things Disney. Her goal within Cohort 4 is to find a community of young professionals & grow together in our skill sets and shared experiences.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Alison Walsh

Alison is 24-years old from Torrance, CA and works as an Associate Product Manager in health tech. She manages content production and patient education materials/app features for adults with cardiovascular disease. Her background is in Exercise Science, and she used to work as an exercise physiologist and personal trainer. With everyone she works with, she strives to demonstrate cura personalis, which is Latin for “caring for the whole person”. In her spare time, Alison enjoys going to the beach, snorkeling, photography, and all things Disney. Her goal within Cohort 4 is to find a community of young professionals & grow together in our skill sets and shared experiences.
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Amanda Christidis

Amanda Christidis is an engineer with a diverse background of professional, academic, and volunteer experience who is dedicated to positively impacting her community. Amanda works as a Process Engineer at Masimo Corporation in Irvine. Previously, Amanda worked as an Electrical Engineer for two years and graduated with her degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach in 2020. Amanda also actively engages with leadership and volunteer organizations, igniting her passion for empowering others. She played a pivotal role in the Women’s Engineering group at her previous job, organizing leadership events and student outreach initiatives to foster interest in STEM careers. Additionally, Amanda mentors engineering students through an alumni program and contributed her time to volunteering at a local hospital during university.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Amanda Christidis

Amanda Christidis is an engineer with a diverse background of professional, academic, and volunteer experience who is dedicated to positively impacting her community. Amanda works as a Process Engineer at Masimo Corporation in Irvine. Previously, Amanda worked as an Electrical Engineer for two years and graduated with her degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach in 2020. Amanda also actively engages with leadership and volunteer organizations, igniting her passion for empowering others. She played a pivotal role in the Women’s Engineering group at her previous job, organizing leadership events and student outreach initiatives to foster interest in STEM careers. Additionally, Amanda mentors engineering students through an alumni program and contributed her time to volunteering at a local hospital during university.
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Arnold Francisco

Arnold Francisco works as an Engineer in the rotational program at MicroVention-Terumo, working in various departments with devices that treat ischemic stroke and aneurysm patients. Arnold graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at UC Irvine, Arnold was part of several clubs on campus such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Engineering Student Council (ESC), where he served on cabinet. Arnold grew up in Orange, CA with his parents and is the youngest of three siblings. During his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking, and keeping up with news and technology.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Arnold Francisco

Arnold Francisco works as an Engineer in the rotational program at MicroVention-Terumo, working in various departments with devices that treat ischemic stroke and aneurysm patients. Arnold graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at UC Irvine, Arnold was part of several clubs on campus such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Engineering Student Council (ESC), where he served on cabinet. Arnold grew up in Orange, CA with his parents and is the youngest of three siblings. During his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking, and keeping up with news and technology.
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Ashley Evering

Ashley Evering lives with the mantra of “leaving others better than you met them.” This led her to choosing a major of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, from which she graduated in 2022. Using her mantra to guide her after graduating, she decided to join a company whose main purpose is bettering quality of life and putting patients first—Edwards Lifesciences. At Edwards, Ashley is a part of the Technical Development Program. The 18-month program allows participants to cycle through different business functions and units to become a well-rounded engineer. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring her new Californian surroundings, rollerskating and puzzles. She is looking forward to the opportunities of integrating herself in her new state and becoming an active participant in her community.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Ashley Evering

Ashley Evering lives with the mantra of “leaving others better than you met them.” This led her to choosing a major of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, from which she graduated in 2022. Using her mantra to guide her after graduating, she decided to join a company whose main purpose is bettering quality of life and putting patients first—Edwards Lifesciences. At Edwards, Ashley is a part of the Technical Development Program. The 18-month program allows participants to cycle through different business functions and units to become a well-rounded engineer. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring her new Californian surroundings, rollerskating and puzzles. She is looking forward to the opportunities of integrating herself in her new state and becoming an active participant in her community.
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Austin MacLean

Austin is a recent alumni of Baylor University and a Certified Public Accountant with a passion for learning, establishing relationships, and problem solving. He is a Product Manager at FreightPOP helping to disrupt the transportation and logistics market. Outside of FreightPOP Austin spends his free time helping a mentor, Kurt Knapton, with his private portfolio investments through Realm Resources. He is passionate about the investment thesis, Business as Mission or Business for Mission, which aims at providing capital to companies/entrepreneurs looking to make a Kingdom Impact. At Baylor, he spent most of his time outside of the classroom engaging with entrepreneurs through his due diligence on deals with the Baylor Angel Network, an organization he still participates in. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BBA in Business Fellows, Finance, Accounting, and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Religion, which he hopes to utilize throughout his career. Above all, he seeks to understand and relate to others around him while stewarding his talents.

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Austin MacLean

Austin is a recent alumni of Baylor University and a Certified Public Accountant with a passion for learning, establishing relationships, and problem solving. He is a Product Manager at FreightPOP helping to disrupt the transportation and logistics market. Outside of FreightPOP Austin spends his free time helping a mentor, Kurt Knapton, with his private portfolio investments through Realm Resources. He is passionate about the investment thesis, Business as Mission or Business for Mission, which aims at providing capital to companies/entrepreneurs looking to make a Kingdom Impact. At Baylor, he spent most of his time outside of the classroom engaging with entrepreneurs through his due diligence on deals with the Baylor Angel Network, an organization he still participates in. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BBA in Business Fellows, Finance, Accounting, and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Religion, which he hopes to utilize throughout his career. Above all, he seeks to understand and relate to others around him while stewarding his talents.
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Ava Wagner

Ava Wagner works in Marketing at Applied Medical in Rancho Santa Margarita. Ava works on creating external facing product collateral along with social media marketing. Prior to working at Applied Medical, Ava attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Biological Sciences. In her free time, Ava enjoys being active. She loves playing pickleball, tennis, running, and going to spin.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Ava Wagner

Ava Wagner works in Marketing at Applied Medical in Rancho Santa Margarita. Ava works on creating external facing product collateral along with social media marketing. Prior to working at Applied Medical, Ava attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Biological Sciences. In her free time, Ava enjoys being active. She loves playing pickleball, tennis, running, and going to spin.
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Basti Lopez

Basti Lopez, graduated from Chapman University in May 2020 and earned an MA in Leadership Development, with a focus on Higher Education. She is a proud first- generation, underrepresented, educated person of color, and it is her honor and privilege to provide students with quality educational experience. Through the classroom, in her professional life, and as a community leader, Basti is invested in creating and enhancing spaces to cultivate diversity and equity for underrepresented people. As an educator and organizer, she has a successful track record of quickly building and leading team efforts to be at the service of the community. Currently, Basti serves as a Student Services Coordinator for Dual Enrollment at Santa Ana College, and she understands the importance of providing unique educational opportunities for students. Ms. Lopez De La Luz hopes to reimagine and recreate spaces where our students can shine as the empowered leaders that they are!

Cohort #1 - Class of 2020

Basti Lopez

Basti Lopez, graduated from Chapman University in May 2020 and earned an MA in Leadership Development, with a focus on Higher Education. She is a proud first- generation, underrepresented, educated person of color, and it is her honor and privilege to provide students with quality educational experience. Through the classroom, in her professional life, and as a community leader, Basti is invested in creating and enhancing spaces to cultivate diversity and equity for underrepresented people. As an educator and organizer, she has a successful track record of quickly building and leading team efforts to be at the service of the community. Currently, Basti serves as a Student Services Coordinator for Dual Enrollment at Santa Ana College, and she understands the importance of providing unique educational opportunities for students. Ms. Lopez De La Luz hopes to reimagine and recreate spaces where our students can shine as the empowered leaders that they are!
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Bianca Aleman

Bianca Aleman is a recent graduate with her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. She currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Quality Engineer supporting their Critical Care products. Bianca was born and raised on the Central Coast, in the small town of Santa Maria. She enjoys watching sunsets on the beach anytime she can, playing with her new puppy Lola, and horseback riding. Her passions lie with patient care and bridging the gap between medicine and underserved communities and with outreach to Hispanic youth to promote higher education.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Bianca Aleman

Bianca Aleman is a recent graduate with her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. She currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Quality Engineer supporting their Critical Care products. Bianca was born and raised on the Central Coast, in the small town of Santa Maria. She enjoys watching sunsets on the beach anytime she can, playing with her new puppy Lola, and horseback riding. Her passions lie with patient care and bridging the gap between medicine and underserved communities and with outreach to Hispanic youth to promote higher education.
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Brandon Ho

Brandon is currently a Channel Affiliate and Influencer Marketing Coordinator at Best Choice Product where he has become a data driven marketer to support his team. Being in the beginning stages of his career, he has developed a growing passion for generating revenue through various marketing channels. Before starting his professional journey, Brandon graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing Management. He grew up in Fountain Valley, CA and is excited to be back in Orange County being closer to his family. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing basketball, working out, snowboarding, and reading. He is also a huge Los Angeles Laker fan!

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Brandon Ho

Brandon is currently a Channel Affiliate and Influencer Marketing Coordinator at Best Choice Product where he has become a data driven marketer to support his team. Being in the beginning stages of his career, he has developed a growing passion for generating revenue through various marketing channels. Before starting his professional journey, Brandon graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing Management. He grew up in Fountain Valley, CA and is excited to be back in Orange County being closer to his family. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing basketball, working out, snowboarding, and reading. He is also a huge Los Angeles Laker fan!
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Brooke Morris

Brooke grew up in Southern California and is thrilled to be helping her lifelong community with the Orange Fellowship. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and she now works as a Marketing Copywriter for Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Retirement Solutions Division. In her free time, she works to help her community through a local mutual aid organization, hosts a podcast called Things That Keep Me Up at Night with her best friend, and entertains the every whim of her three bizarre cats.

Cohort #1 - Class of 2020

Brooke Morris

Brooke grew up in Southern California and is thrilled to be helping her lifelong community with the Orange Fellowship. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and she now works as a Marketing Copywriter for Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Retirement Solutions Division. In her free time, she works to help her community through a local mutual aid organization, hosts a podcast called Things That Keep Me Up at Night with her best friend, and entertains the every whim of her three bizarre cats.
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Bryan Hoang

Bryan Hoang is currently an Actuarial Analyst II on the Valuation Team in the Retirement Solutions Divisions at Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, CA. Bryan was born and raised in Orange County his entire life, however he obtained his undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science from UC Santa Barbara. He is the son of Vietnamese immigrants and has four older siblings that are also based in Orange County. Not only does Bryan work as an actuary, but he also is working as a residential real estate agent under Realty One Group. During Bryan’s free time, you can find him running, surfing along the coast of California, or traveling to different countries!

Cohort #2 - Class of 2021

Bryan Hoang

Bryan Hoang is currently an Actuarial Analyst II on the Valuation Team in the Retirement Solutions Divisions at Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, CA. Bryan was born and raised in Orange County his entire life, however he obtained his undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science from UC Santa Barbara. He is the son of Vietnamese immigrants and has four older siblings that are also based in Orange County. Not only does Bryan work as an actuary, but he also is working as a residential real estate agent under Realty One Group. During Bryan’s free time, you can find him running, surfing along the coast of California, or traveling to different countries!
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Brynne Schwabauer

Brynne is a process development engineer at Medtronic. In this role, she serves as a process owner to identify, analyze, and execute process and quailty controls to ensure that the medical device built on the manufacturing line is as safe, efficient, and successful as possible. Originally from Oregon, and prior to living in Orange County, Brynne studied Chemical Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received a Master’s in Technology Management at University of California Santa Barbara. In her spare time, she loves reading, skiing, spending time with her family, and trying new food places.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Brynne Schwabauer

Brynne is a process development engineer at Medtronic. In this role, she serves as a process owner to identify, analyze, and execute process and quailty controls to ensure that the medical device built on the manufacturing line is as safe, efficient, and successful as possible. Originally from Oregon, and prior to living in Orange County, Brynne studied Chemical Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received a Master’s in Technology Management at University of California Santa Barbara. In her spare time, she loves reading, skiing, spending time with her family, and trying new food places.
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Byron Goulard

Byron Goulard is a current Analyst at White Label Asset Management in Irvine, a rising asset management firm within the hotel industry that is dedicated to making a lasting difference in its communities. Byron was born and raised in Orange County in a family of four. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating with majors in Business Fellows, Finance, and Accounting with a minor in Mathematics. Outside of work, Byron loves to mountain bike, go to the beach, and spend time with friends.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Byron Goulard

Byron Goulard is a current Analyst at White Label Asset Management in Irvine, a rising asset management firm within the hotel industry that is dedicated to making a lasting difference in its communities. Byron was born and raised in Orange County in a family of four. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating with majors in Business Fellows, Finance, and Accounting with a minor in Mathematics. Outside of work, Byron loves to mountain bike, go to the beach, and spend time with friends.
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Cade Maclean

Cade MacLean is a current Audit Associate at KPMG where he specializes in the Asset Management practice. Cade attended university at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he studied Finance and Accounting. Cade was born and raised in Orange County and is the second oldest of four siblings. In Cade’s free time you can catch him surfing in San Clemente or mountain biking the various trails Orange County has to offer or traveling to a new country. Outside of work and studying for his CPA licensure, Cade enjoys spending his time leading and mentoring a small group of high school boys through Saddleback Church.

Cohort #2 - Class of 2021

Cade Maclean

Cade MacLean is a current Audit Associate at KPMG where he specializes in the Asset Management practice. Cade attended university at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he studied Finance and Accounting. Cade was born and raised in Orange County and is the second oldest of four siblings. In Cade’s free time you can catch him surfing in San Clemente or mountain biking the various trails Orange County has to offer or traveling to a new country. Outside of work and studying for his CPA licensure, Cade enjoys spending his time leading and mentoring a small group of high school boys through Saddleback Church.
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Cassidy McDonnell

Although Cassidy studied civil engineering, during her senior year at Vanderbilt University, she became fascinated by artificial intelligence and its impacts on society. After graduating, she moved to Orange County to work as a traffic engineer, but her fascination with AI remained and two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to leave her job in pursuit of this passion. After teaching herself to code and learning everything she could about the world of technology, she accepted a job at Balto, where she spends her time coming up with creative solutions to the company’s greatest challenges. When she’s not reading about AI and its ethical implications, Cassidy enjoys spending time outside, writing, and performing stand-up comedy.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Cassidy McDonnell

Although Cassidy studied civil engineering, during her senior year at Vanderbilt University, she became fascinated by artificial intelligence and its impacts on society. After graduating, she moved to Orange County to work as a traffic engineer, but her fascination with AI remained and two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to leave her job in pursuit of this passion. After teaching herself to code and learning everything she could about the world of technology, she accepted a job at Balto, where she spends her time coming up with creative solutions to the company’s greatest challenges. When she’s not reading about AI and its ethical implications, Cassidy enjoys spending time outside, writing, and performing stand-up comedy.
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Catherine Lee

Catherine (Cat) Lee works for Inari Medical as a Research and Development engineer. Catherine was raised in Bloomington, MN and graduated with her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After living in Madrid, Spain teaching English to elementary students for the past year, she is excited to be back and grow within the medical device field. She is passionate about building simplistic devices to make life easier for both patients and physicians. In her leisure time, Catherine enjoys running and spending time outdoors.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Catherine Lee

Catherine (Cat) Lee works for Inari Medical as a Research and Development engineer. Catherine was raised in Bloomington, MN and graduated with her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After living in Madrid, Spain teaching English to elementary students for the past year, she is excited to be back and grow within the medical device field. She is passionate about building simplistic devices to make life easier for both patients and physicians. In her leisure time, Catherine enjoys running and spending time outdoors.
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Catherine Schwarzwalder

Catherine Schwarzwalder is a Product Strategy Associate at PIMCO focusing on multi-sector fixed income solutions. She was born in China but grew up across the U.S. in Michigan, Hawaii and the Bay Area, California, where her family still calls home today. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2020, she attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she studied both Finance and International Business with a focus in Asia. She currently lives in Costa Mesa and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including running, biking and skiing.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Catherine Schwarzwalder

Catherine Schwarzwalder is a Product Strategy Associate at PIMCO focusing on multi-sector fixed income solutions. She was born in China but grew up across the U.S. in Michigan, Hawaii and the Bay Area, California, where her family still calls home today. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2020, she attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she studied both Finance and International Business with a focus in Asia. She currently lives in Costa Mesa and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including running, biking and skiing.
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Cheyenne Stewart

Cheyenne is a proud California transplant, originally from Georgia. She received her bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2021 then began her career in the Technical Development Program at Edwards Lifesciences. In this role, she has the unique opportunity to rotate through various engineering functions throughout the company. She’s passionate about expanding cardiovascular care to underserved communities, which pushed her into the medical device industry. In her free time, she loves to eat, strength train, dance, watch reality TV, and vegetate at the beach.

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Cheyenne Stewart

Cheyenne is a proud California transplant, originally from Georgia. She received her bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2021 then began her career in the Technical Development Program at Edwards Lifesciences. In this role, she has the unique opportunity to rotate through various engineering functions throughout the company. She’s passionate about expanding cardiovascular care to underserved communities, which pushed her into the medical device industry. In her free time, she loves to eat, strength train, dance, watch reality TV, and vegetate at the beach.
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Christina Hanna

Christina Hanna is a biomedical engineer who has dedicated a little over five years to the field of medical devices. Her expertise spans across diverse areas including neuroendovascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and orthopedic spaces, where she has assumed roles ranging from quality to product development. Beyond her professional endeavors, Christina embraces an active lifestyle. You might find her basking in the sun at a nearby beach, exploring local hiking trails, or challenging herself at the gym to achieve new personal records. A passionate traveler, Christina embarks on a new adventure approximately once a month, driven by her personal aspiration of setting foot on every continent at least once in her lifetime.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Christina Hanna

Christina Hanna is a biomedical engineer who has dedicated a little over five years to the field of medical devices. Her expertise spans across diverse areas including neuroendovascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and orthopedic spaces, where she has assumed roles ranging from quality to product development. Beyond her professional endeavors, Christina embraces an active lifestyle. You might find her basking in the sun at a nearby beach, exploring local hiking trails, or challenging herself at the gym to achieve new personal records. A passionate traveler, Christina embarks on a new adventure approximately once a month, driven by her personal aspiration of setting foot on every continent at least once in her lifetime.
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Christopher Paulsen

Christopher Paulsen is a Product Strategy Associate at PIMCO. In his current role, he serves as a product expert internally and externally for the suite of equity ’PLUS’ strategies to discuss performance, investment strategy, and outlook. He joined PIMCO in 2020 after graduating from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance. Christopher grew up in Germany near Hamburg and moved to the US for his studies. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, skiing, and watching games of his favorite soccer team Bayern Munich.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Christopher Paulsen

Christopher Paulsen is a Product Strategy Associate at PIMCO. In his current role, he serves as a product expert internally and externally for the suite of equity ’PLUS’ strategies to discuss performance, investment strategy, and outlook. He joined PIMCO in 2020 after graduating from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance. Christopher grew up in Germany near Hamburg and moved to the US for his studies. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, skiing, and watching games of his favorite soccer team Bayern Munich.
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Clare McHugh

Clare McHugh is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Edwards Lifesciences working in their Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Technologies business unit. Her work focuses on evaluating changes and collaborating with cross-functional partners to gain regulatory approvals for a tricuspid valve replacement device. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Clare grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been living in Orange County for the past two years. Outside of work, she volunteers with a local elementary school in Santa Ana by organizing volunteers to participate in STEM workshops, supply drives, and school events. She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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Clare McHugh

Clare McHugh is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Edwards Lifesciences working in their Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Technologies business unit. Her work focuses on evaluating changes and collaborating with cross-functional partners to gain regulatory approvals for a tricuspid valve replacement device. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Clare grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been living in Orange County for the past two years. Outside of work, she volunteers with a local elementary school in Santa Ana by organizing volunteers to participate in STEM workshops, supply drives, and school events. She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
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Daisy Gonzalez

Daisy is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in Urban Studies and Social Ecology and a minor in Global Sustainability. She is currently working as a Legal Assistant for an estate planning firm in Santa Ana where her passion for service and helping others has further flourished. In her free time, Daisy serves as a mentor for high school students, enjoys working out and loves fueling her caffeine addiction by exploring coffee shops in Orange County. In the future, Daisy anticipates to pursue a career in law or earn a Masters in Urban Planning.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Daisy Gonzalez

Daisy is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in Urban Studies and Social Ecology and a minor in Global Sustainability. She is currently working as a Legal Assistant for an estate planning firm in Santa Ana where her passion for service and helping others has further flourished. In her free time, Daisy serves as a mentor for high school students, enjoys working out and loves fueling her caffeine addiction by exploring coffee shops in Orange County. In the future, Daisy anticipates to pursue a career in law or earn a Masters in Urban Planning.
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Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez is an Actuarial Analyst with Milliman in the Orange County Property and Casualty practice. As the oldest of three, Daniel grew up in Riverside, CA and later moved to attend UC Irvine where he graduated in 2023 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Daniel aspires to utilize his technical, collaborative, and project management skills to innovate insurtech products that will give peace of mind to even the most novel of risks. In his free time, you can find Daniel surfskating, exploring new food spots, and hiking.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez is an Actuarial Analyst with Milliman in the Orange County Property and Casualty practice. As the oldest of three, Daniel grew up in Riverside, CA and later moved to attend UC Irvine where he graduated in 2023 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Daniel aspires to utilize his technical, collaborative, and project management skills to innovate insurtech products that will give peace of mind to even the most novel of risks. In his free time, you can find Daniel surfskating, exploring new food spots, and hiking.
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Dante Coletta

Dante currently works as an IT Leadership Program Associate at Pacific Life. He has gained experience as a data analyst and project management assistant in the first half of the 2-year rotational program. After growing up on the Central Coast in Paso Robles, California, Dante studied Data Science at UC Santa Barbara. There he served as a Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity member and worked as a peer advisor for the UCSB Department of Statistics. You can often find Dante playing games, whether it be board games, video games, or outdoor games. He has a lifelong passion for basketball and has recently taken up DJing as a hobby. Dante is honored to be part of OC Fellows!

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Dante Coletta

Dante currently works as an IT Leadership Program Associate at Pacific Life. He has gained experience as a data analyst and project management assistant in the first half of the 2-year rotational program. After growing up on the Central Coast in Paso Robles, California, Dante studied Data Science at UC Santa Barbara. There he served as a Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity member and worked as a peer advisor for the UCSB Department of Statistics. You can often find Dante playing games, whether it be board games, video games, or outdoor games. He has a lifelong passion for basketball and has recently taken up DJing as a hobby. Dante is honored to be part of OC Fellows!
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David Morales

David Morales is a Orange County native, born and raised in San Juan Capistrano. His family consists of his mom, dad and younger brother. He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in business administration with a focus in finance. During his Chapman career, he played on the Men’s soccer team and participated in the Latinx club and the First & Foremost program. After graduating from Chapman University, he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions team at UST Global for 2 years. He currently works at Deloitte Consulting as a consultant. His area of focus at Deloitte is Mergers and Acquisitions. Apart from his professional career, he truly enjoys volunteering, spending time with his friends and family, soccer and overall being active.

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David Morales

David Morales is a Orange County native, born and raised in San Juan Capistrano. His family consists of his mom, dad and younger brother. He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in business administration with a focus in finance. During his Chapman career, he played on the Men’s soccer team and participated in the Latinx club and the First & Foremost program. After graduating from Chapman University, he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions team at UST Global for 2 years. He currently works at Deloitte Consulting as a consultant. His area of focus at Deloitte is Mergers and Acquisitions. Apart from his professional career, he truly enjoys volunteering, spending time with his friends and family, soccer and overall being active.
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Dennis Phang

Dennis is a graduate from CSUF with a degree in Finance. He was able to graduate early from university in three years and enter the field early. Today he works at Deloitte Consulting within their Finance & Enterprise Performance Strategy portfolio where he advises his clients how to undergo strategic formations relating to FP&A, Supply Chain, Corporate Strategy, and Demand Planning. Prior to joining he worked at J.P. Morgan in their strategy group. Dennis currently lives in Orange County, with his parents and sister. His long term career goal is to pursue a MBA from USC, and pivot into a corporate strategy or venture capital role. Outside of work you can find him playing soccer, spending time with friends & family, and participating in the Orange fellowship program.

Cohort #2 - Class of 2021

Dennis Phang

Dennis is a graduate from CSUF with a degree in Finance. He was able to graduate early from university in three years and enter the field early. Today he works at Deloitte Consulting within their Finance & Enterprise Performance Strategy portfolio where he advises his clients how to undergo strategic formations relating to FP&A, Supply Chain, Corporate Strategy, and Demand Planning. Prior to joining he worked at J.P. Morgan in their strategy group. Dennis currently lives in Orange County, with his parents and sister. His long term career goal is to pursue a MBA from USC, and pivot into a corporate strategy or venture capital role. Outside of work you can find him playing soccer, spending time with friends & family, and participating in the Orange fellowship program.
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Devin Heng

Devin Heng is currently working at Ingram Micro in Irvine as part of the 2022 IT Fresh Grad Program. Here, he is given the opportunity to work with different teams within the IT department to find out what he’s most passionate about and where he fits in the best. Devin has interests in data analytics and machine learning and hopes to pursue a career in that field. Outside of work Devin likes to do different activities such as DJ’ing, ping pong, bouldering, rocket league and poker. Devin values spending time with the people he loves such as his family, his girlfriend and his friends.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Devin Heng

Devin Heng is currently working at Ingram Micro in Irvine as part of the 2022 IT Fresh Grad Program. Here, he is given the opportunity to work with different teams within the IT department to find out what he’s most passionate about and where he fits in the best. Devin has interests in data analytics and machine learning and hopes to pursue a career in that field. Outside of work Devin likes to do different activities such as DJ’ing, ping pong, bouldering, rocket league and poker. Devin values spending time with the people he loves such as his family, his girlfriend and his friends.
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Divya Chowbey

Divya is currently a systems engineer at Edwards Lifesciences, working alongside her team to build the next generation hemodynamic monitoring platforms. She grew up in North Carolina and has a fond appreciation of mountains and trees. Outside of work, you can find her in line at Trader Joe’s, outside on a trail either hiking or biking, or in her kitchen experimenting with a recipe while FaceTiming her mom. With OC Fellows, she hopes to learn more about the local business scene, expand her community, and give back to the OC that has become her home away from home.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Divya Chowbey

Divya is currently a systems engineer at Edwards Lifesciences, working alongside her team to build the next generation hemodynamic monitoring platforms. She grew up in North Carolina and has a fond appreciation of mountains and trees. Outside of work, you can find her in line at Trader Joe’s, outside on a trail either hiking or biking, or in her kitchen experimenting with a recipe while FaceTiming her mom. With OC Fellows, she hopes to learn more about the local business scene, expand her community, and give back to the OC that has become her home away from home.
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Divyanshi Singhal

Divyanshi Singhal is a Product Analyst at PIMCO’s headquarters in Newport Beach, focusing on liability-driven investment solutions within the Client Solutions and Analytics group. She was born and brought up in India and came to the United States in 2018 for undergrad. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Texas Christian University with dual degrees in Finance and Actuarial Science in 2022. She currently serves as a board member on the Transaction and Investment Professionals (TIP) Board in the TCU Neeley School of Business, mentoring sophomores and juniors interested in a career in investment management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Divyanshi Singhal

Divyanshi Singhal is a Product Analyst at PIMCO’s headquarters in Newport Beach, focusing on liability-driven investment solutions within the Client Solutions and Analytics group. She was born and brought up in India and came to the United States in 2018 for undergrad. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Texas Christian University with dual degrees in Finance and Actuarial Science in 2022. She currently serves as a board member on the Transaction and Investment Professionals (TIP) Board in the TCU Neeley School of Business, mentoring sophomores and juniors interested in a career in investment management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
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Edward Niu

Edward is a graduate from CSUF with a degree in Finance. He was able to finish his degree in three years and enter the field early. During his time at CSUF, he served as the president of Beta Alpha Psi and the founder of Abrego Future Scholars Student Association. Today, he works at J.P. Morgan as a technology investment banking analyst, where he advises high profile TMT clients on corporate transactions. Edward currently lives in Orange County, with his parents and dog named Saturday. His long term career goal is to be an industry expert and starts his own business one day.

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Edward Niu

Edward is a graduate from CSUF with a degree in Finance. He was able to finish his degree in three years and enter the field early. During his time at CSUF, he served as the president of Beta Alpha Psi and the founder of Abrego Future Scholars Student Association. Today, he works at J.P. Morgan as a technology investment banking analyst, where he advises high profile TMT clients on corporate transactions. Edward currently lives in Orange County, with his parents and dog named Saturday. His long term career goal is to be an industry expert and starts his own business one day.
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Elise May

Elise currently works as a Digital Marketing Data Analyst at Ingram Micro where she is responsible for designing and automating marketing dashboards, as well as overseeing the implementation of web analytics and omnichannel campaign tracking. She grew up in Portland, OR until she moved to Southern California to attend Chapman University. In 2020, Elise graduated with a B.S. in Data Analytics and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. She has been with Ingram Micro since the summer before her senior year and is extremely involved in Ingram’s Women’s Forum and Pride ERG. These days, Elise likes to play pickleball, go thrift shopping, and create elaborately themed Spotify playlists.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Elise May

Elise currently works as a Digital Marketing Data Analyst at Ingram Micro where she is responsible for designing and automating marketing dashboards, as well as overseeing the implementation of web analytics and omnichannel campaign tracking. She grew up in Portland, OR until she moved to Southern California to attend Chapman University. In 2020, Elise graduated with a B.S. in Data Analytics and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. She has been with Ingram Micro since the summer before her senior year and is extremely involved in Ingram’s Women’s Forum and Pride ERG. These days, Elise likes to play pickleball, go thrift shopping, and create elaborately themed Spotify playlists.
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Ethan Nicholl

As a hard working and eager to learn individual, Ethan Nicholl is a Marketing Specialist at Xe Money Transfer. His responsibilities include customer retention (lifecycle marketing) and increased transactional growth in our remittance corridors. He graduated from California State University, Chico with a double major in Organizational Communications and German Studies. He is still involved in his jewish fraternity AEPi by mentoring up and coming members, as well as advising students interested in studying abroad at Chico State. Ethan Nicholl enjoys going to the beach with friends, and golfing with his brothers on the weekend. His favorite anime is Naruto, and Naruto Shippuden, which he has watched a couple of times over. He is excited to be a part of the 2022 Orange Fellowship program and is preparing for the next leadership or networking opportunity to come his way.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Ethan Nicholl

As a hard working and eager to learn individual, Ethan Nicholl is a Marketing Specialist at Xe Money Transfer. His responsibilities include customer retention (lifecycle marketing) and increased transactional growth in our remittance corridors. He graduated from California State University, Chico with a double major in Organizational Communications and German Studies. He is still involved in his jewish fraternity AEPi by mentoring up and coming members, as well as advising students interested in studying abroad at Chico State. Ethan Nicholl enjoys going to the beach with friends, and golfing with his brothers on the weekend. His favorite anime is Naruto, and Naruto Shippuden, which he has watched a couple of times over. He is excited to be a part of the 2022 Orange Fellowship program and is preparing for the next leadership or networking opportunity to come his way.
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Gabbie Rohde

Gabbie Rohde is a Data Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA working to create predictive technology to better treat critically ill patients. She is originally from Chicago, IL and studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech to increase her knowledge of the industry. In her free time, Gabbie enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, reading, and watching movies.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Gabbie Rohde

Gabbie Rohde is a Data Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA working to create predictive technology to better treat critically ill patients. She is originally from Chicago, IL and studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech to increase her knowledge of the industry. In her free time, Gabbie enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, reading, and watching movies.
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Gemma Samoy

Gemma currently works as an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life on the development of pricing models/tools for Defined Contribution Lifetime Income products. She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from UCLA in 2021 with a degree in Financial Actuarial Mathematics. Now, working from Orange, it is safe to say she has the best of both worlds! Community-oriented, Gemma is constantly looking for ways to get more involved through volunteer activities especially as she wraps up her first year in Orange County. Likewise, dog-oriented, Gemma can be spotted with her dog both at the beach and on zoom calls.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Gemma Samoy

Gemma currently works as an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life on the development of pricing models/tools for Defined Contribution Lifetime Income products. She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from UCLA in 2021 with a degree in Financial Actuarial Mathematics. Now, working from Orange, it is safe to say she has the best of both worlds! Community-oriented, Gemma is constantly looking for ways to get more involved through volunteer activities especially as she wraps up her first year in Orange County. Likewise, dog-oriented, Gemma can be spotted with her dog both at the beach and on zoom calls.
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Giselle Ho

Giselle Ho is a recent graduate from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Digital Information Systems. She currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Clinical and Regulatory Development Program (CRDP) Associate contributing to patient care and product development. Giselle has a passion in mentorship and volunteering as an advocate for personal and professional development within underserved communities. As a SoCal native from the San Gabriel Valley, Giselle is an avid foodie that loves spending time with friends/family and exploring different cuisines/cultures through traveling.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Giselle Ho

Giselle Ho is a recent graduate from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Digital Information Systems. She currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Clinical and Regulatory Development Program (CRDP) Associate contributing to patient care and product development. Giselle has a passion in mentorship and volunteering as an advocate for personal and professional development within underserved communities. As a SoCal native from the San Gabriel Valley, Giselle is an avid foodie that loves spending time with friends/family and exploring different cuisines/cultures through traveling.
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Grant Smith

Grant Smith is a Mechanical Engineer at Rivian Automotive in Irvine, CA. He has focused on vehicle optimization and part design, through reducing cost and weight while enhancing vehicle structure. Raised in Scottsdale, AZ, Grant pursued a Mechanical Engineering degree at Tufts University in Boston. He aspires to leverage his skills and experience to design new products that ignite excitement among customers. In his spare time, Grant enjoys running, exploring national parks, and skiing. His commitment to engineering excellence, combined with a passion for outdoor exploration, drives his pursuit of innovative and sustainable engineering solutions.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Grant Smith

Grant Smith is a Mechanical Engineer at Rivian Automotive in Irvine, CA. He has focused on vehicle optimization and part design, through reducing cost and weight while enhancing vehicle structure. Raised in Scottsdale, AZ, Grant pursued a Mechanical Engineering degree at Tufts University in Boston. He aspires to leverage his skills and experience to design new products that ignite excitement among customers. In his spare time, Grant enjoys running, exploring national parks, and skiing. His commitment to engineering excellence, combined with a passion for outdoor exploration, drives his pursuit of innovative and sustainable engineering solutions.
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Grant Voss

Grant Voss is a a certified information privacy professional in U.S. privacy law (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).*

Prior to his Privacy career Mr. Voss served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of Mission Viejo and received the 2017 Outstanding Commissioner the Year Award presented by California Association of Park & Recreation Commissioners & Board Members (CAPRCBM) during the California Parks and Recreation Society annual conference.

*This certification does not designate a legal specialization.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Grant Voss

Grant Voss is a a certified information privacy professional in U.S. privacy law (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).* Prior to his Privacy career Mr. Voss served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of Mission Viejo and received the 2017 Outstanding Commissioner the Year Award presented by California Association of Park & Recreation Commissioners & Board Members (CAPRCBM) during the California Parks and Recreation Society annual conference. *This certification does not designate a legal specialization.
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Imah Aslam

As a values-centered and growth-oriented professional, Imah Aslam is a Corporate Human Capital Management Analyst at Golden State Foods. Her core responsibilities include Compensation, Human Resource Systems, and Talent Analytics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Analytics from California State University, Fullerton and remains actively involved with the Leadership Scholars Program as an alum. Imah enjoys spending intentional time with her family and friends, taking long drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, and is an avid reader. One of her favorite books is Give and Take by Adam Grant. An Orange County native, Imah is part of the inaugural class of the Orange Fellowship and currently resides in Laguna Hills.

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Imah Aslam

As a values-centered and growth-oriented professional, Imah Aslam is a Corporate Human Capital Management Analyst at Golden State Foods. Her core responsibilities include Compensation, Human Resource Systems, and Talent Analytics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Analytics from California State University, Fullerton and remains actively involved with the Leadership Scholars Program as an alum. Imah enjoys spending intentional time with her family and friends, taking long drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, and is an avid reader. One of her favorite books is Give and Take by Adam Grant. An Orange County native, Imah is part of the inaugural class of the Orange Fellowship and currently resides in Laguna Hills.
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Jacob Emerson

Jacob Emerson is an IT Leadership Program Associate at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, CA where he rotates across multiple teams over the span of 2 years and learns different aspects of IT while doing so. Born and raised in Orange County, Jacob graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Data Science in 2022. In his free time, you can catch Jacob bowling with his friends, being the Dungeon Master for his Dungeons and Dragons groups, or on a YouTube binge learning about random topics.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Jacob Emerson

Jacob Emerson is an IT Leadership Program Associate at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, CA where he rotates across multiple teams over the span of 2 years and learns different aspects of IT while doing so. Born and raised in Orange County, Jacob graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Data Science in 2022. In his free time, you can catch Jacob bowling with his friends, being the Dungeon Master for his Dungeons and Dragons groups, or on a YouTube binge learning about random topics.
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Jada Boone

Jada Boone is currently an R&D Engineer for Medtronic Structural Heart, based in Santa Ana, CA where she supports the maintenance and commercialization of the TAVR products. She also serves as the Communications Chair and Community Outreach partner for the African Descent Network ERG, where she gets to engage with her colleagues and the OC Community to bring awareness to DEI initiatives and promote the Medtronic portfolio. Jada grew up in Jackson, MS and attended college at Mississippi State University where she got her Bachelor’s and Masters in Biomedical Engineering. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for research and outreach. In her free time, you may catch Jada strolling the beach, shopping, or most likely attempting a DIY/Recipe trend she saw on TikTok!

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Jada Boone

Jada Boone is currently an R&D Engineer for Medtronic Structural Heart, based in Santa Ana, CA where she supports the maintenance and commercialization of the TAVR products. She also serves as the Communications Chair and Community Outreach partner for the African Descent Network ERG, where she gets to engage with her colleagues and the OC Community to bring awareness to DEI initiatives and promote the Medtronic portfolio. Jada grew up in Jackson, MS and attended college at Mississippi State University where she got her Bachelor’s and Masters in Biomedical Engineering. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for research and outreach. In her free time, you may catch Jada strolling the beach, shopping, or most likely attempting a DIY/Recipe trend she saw on TikTok!
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Jake Litel-Smith

Jake LS is an Actuarial Analyst for Pacific Life on the Economic Value & Capital team using data science, business, and finance principles. He is from Nebraska, but is enjoying his recent move to California and his new hobbies of boxing, hiking, biking, and beach volleyball with friends. Jake prides himself on having a diverse set of skills and interests, such as coding and project management, and strives to innovate in his career to find the best solution to the world’s problems. The amount of talent in OC and beyond impresses him, especially in tech, and he looks forward to expanding his network and potentially collaborating.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Jake Litel-Smith

Jake LS is an Actuarial Analyst for Pacific Life on the Economic Value & Capital team using data science, business, and finance principles. He is from Nebraska, but is enjoying his recent move to California and his new hobbies of boxing, hiking, biking, and beach volleyball with friends. Jake prides himself on having a diverse set of skills and interests, such as coding and project management, and strives to innovate in his career to find the best solution to the world’s problems. The amount of talent in OC and beyond impresses him, especially in tech, and he looks forward to expanding his network and potentially collaborating.
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Jennifer Householder

Jennifer is a Sales Planning Analyst on the Planning & Analytics team at TravisMathew Apparel in Huntington Beach, CA. Prior to this role, she was a Financial Analyst at Johnson & Johnson, supporting the Medical Technologies sector in Irvine, CA. Jennifer graduated from USC with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Environmental Studies. She has grown up in Southern California and spent time volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific and local junior golf camps. You can find her making cappuccinos and golfing with her friends and family!

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Jennifer Householder

Jennifer is a Sales Planning Analyst on the Planning & Analytics team at TravisMathew Apparel in Huntington Beach, CA. Prior to this role, she was a Financial Analyst at Johnson & Johnson, supporting the Medical Technologies sector in Irvine, CA. Jennifer graduated from USC with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Environmental Studies. She has grown up in Southern California and spent time volunteering at the Aquarium of the Pacific and local junior golf camps. You can find her making cappuccinos and golfing with her friends and family!
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Jennifer La

Jennifer graduated with Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and Information Systems and a minor in Advertising. During her academia, she was a President’s Scholar and served as the Website Executive Director for the Business Honors Program for two consecutive years. She began her career in the financial services industry, serving multiple roles under marketing for a securities licensing prep company throughout her four years of college. Today, she works at Warren Street Wealth Advisors, a local financial firm in Tustin, as a Marketing Manager. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, eating at new “foodie” restaurants, and watching Chinese dramas.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Jennifer La

Jennifer graduated with Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and Information Systems and a minor in Advertising. During her academia, she was a President’s Scholar and served as the Website Executive Director for the Business Honors Program for two consecutive years. She began her career in the financial services industry, serving multiple roles under marketing for a securities licensing prep company throughout her four years of college. Today, she works at Warren Street Wealth Advisors, a local financial firm in Tustin, as a Marketing Manager. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, eating at new “foodie” restaurants, and watching Chinese dramas.
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Jennifer Salgado

Jennifer was born in Garden Grove California and was raised in Santa Ana, California. Jennifer was the first child in her family to attend and graduate from a four year university. Jennifer attended California State University Chico, where She graduated in four years with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in Diversity Studies. She recently moved back to Orange County, where she spends her time going to the gym and walking her dog Layla around the park. Her hobbies include reading books and learning more about finances. She currently works at Happy Money , as a Verification Specialist. In her current role, she underwrites personal loans and help applicants with the application process. Her ultimate goals in life is to grow within the Fintech industry and eventually purchase her first home in beautiful Orange County!

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Jennifer Salgado

Jennifer was born in Garden Grove California and was raised in Santa Ana, California. Jennifer was the first child in her family to attend and graduate from a four year university. Jennifer attended California State University Chico, where She graduated in four years with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in Diversity Studies. She recently moved back to Orange County, where she spends her time going to the gym and walking her dog Layla around the park. Her hobbies include reading books and learning more about finances. She currently works at Happy Money , as a Verification Specialist. In her current role, she underwrites personal loans and help applicants with the application process. Her ultimate goals in life is to grow within the Fintech industry and eventually purchase her first home in beautiful Orange County!
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Jeremy Bui

Jeremy Bui graduated from the University of California, Irvine (Zot! Zot! Zot!) where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Jeremy is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Southern California (Fight On!). He currently works at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine as a Pilot Manufacturing Engineer, supporting the vertical integration of advanced catheters. Jeremy was born and raised in Orange County, with two older brothers. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, basketball, competing in Spartan Races, fishing, and lifting weights.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Jeremy Bui

Jeremy Bui graduated from the University of California, Irvine (Zot! Zot! Zot!) where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Jeremy is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Southern California (Fight On!). He currently works at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine as a Pilot Manufacturing Engineer, supporting the vertical integration of advanced catheters. Jeremy was born and raised in Orange County, with two older brothers. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, basketball, competing in Spartan Races, fishing, and lifting weights.
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Jeremy Rose

Jeremy attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied Actuarial Science. He is currently an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life where his focus is on engineering & developing pricing models for different Stable Value products. Although Jeremy was born in LA, he was raised in Orange County and has lived there ever since he moved at the age of 5. Coming from a family of four and growing up in Lake Forest, he was exposed to the many attributes that make Orange County so special; such as frequent beach visits, hiking in the foothills, and outdoor shopping & dining. Two of Jeremy’s favorite pastimes are spearfishing in Crystal Cove and playing a good video game with friends.

Cohort #2 - Class of 2021

Jeremy Rose

Jeremy attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied Actuarial Science. He is currently an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life where his focus is on engineering & developing pricing models for different Stable Value products. Although Jeremy was born in LA, he was raised in Orange County and has lived there ever since he moved at the age of 5. Coming from a family of four and growing up in Lake Forest, he was exposed to the many attributes that make Orange County so special; such as frequent beach visits, hiking in the foothills, and outdoor shopping & dining. Two of Jeremy’s favorite pastimes are spearfishing in Crystal Cove and playing a good video game with friends.
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John Henry

John is a Wealth Strategy Associate for The Gallagher Carpenter Group. He primarily assists with financial planning, client engagement, and operations. John is Series 7 and Series 66 licensed and is a CFA level 2 candidate.

John attended Azusa Pacific University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Magna Cum Laude honors and was a member of their football team. Prior to joining the Gallagher Carpenter Group, he interned for a top UBS wealth management team in Orange County.

In his down-time, John enjoys participating in crossfit, golfing and rooting for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

John Henry

John is a Wealth Strategy Associate for The Gallagher Carpenter Group. He primarily assists with financial planning, client engagement, and operations. John is Series 7 and Series 66 licensed and is a CFA level 2 candidate. John attended Azusa Pacific University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Magna Cum Laude honors and was a member of their football team. Prior to joining the Gallagher Carpenter Group, he interned for a top UBS wealth management team in Orange County. In his down-time, John enjoys participating in crossfit, golfing and rooting for the Los Angeles Chargers.
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John Tran

John Tran is an Actuarial Analyst for Pacific Life in Newport Beach, CA, currently on their Product Development team, where he helps refine, develop, and innovate life insurance products, balancing products’ profitability and competitiveness. He grew up in Anaheim Hills and graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2022, majoring in Actuarial Science. Growing up, John developed his leadership and outdoor skills in the Scouting program, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2018. In his free time, John enjoys playing board and card games, watching sports and TV shows, and camping under the stars.

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John Tran

John Tran is an Actuarial Analyst for Pacific Life in Newport Beach, CA, currently on their Product Development team, where he helps refine, develop, and innovate life insurance products, balancing products’ profitability and competitiveness. He grew up in Anaheim Hills and graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2022, majoring in Actuarial Science. Growing up, John developed his leadership and outdoor skills in the Scouting program, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2018. In his free time, John enjoys playing board and card games, watching sports and TV shows, and camping under the stars.
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Jose Vargas

When Jose is not working out or playing with his dogs you can catch him reading, meditating or rockin’ out to 80’s heavy metal. He enjoys other hobbies but his truest passion is working with code and connecting with people. In 2019, he graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Software Engineering. Since then, he has been a part of the IT Leadership Rotational Program at Ingram Micro Headquarters which led him to his current role as a Software Engineer. His experiences at Ingram Micro and the Orange Fellowship have helped him gain the necessary industry breadth and leadership skills necessary to succeed as a young professional.

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Jose Vargas

When Jose is not working out or playing with his dogs you can catch him reading, meditating or rockin’ out to 80’s heavy metal. He enjoys other hobbies but his truest passion is working with code and connecting with people. In 2019, he graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Software Engineering. Since then, he has been a part of the IT Leadership Rotational Program at Ingram Micro Headquarters which led him to his current role as a Software Engineer. His experiences at Ingram Micro and the Orange Fellowship have helped him gain the necessary industry breadth and leadership skills necessary to succeed as a young professional.
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Joshua Harasaki

Josh is a Data Analyst at Pacific Life, focusing on leveraging data to make informed business decisions. He was born and raised in Torrance, California as the middle child among 5 siblings. Josh obtained his degree in Statistics and Data Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Outside of work, he enjoys an active lifestyle, engaging in activities such as working out, hiking, and spending time at the beach. Josh also enjoys listening to podcasts and is particularly interested in personal finance and staying up to date with current world events. With aspirations to advance his career, he plans to pursue graduate studies in Data Science, aiming for managerial roles within data science teams in the future.

Cohort #4 - Class of 2023

Joshua Harasaki

Josh is a Data Analyst at Pacific Life, focusing on leveraging data to make informed business decisions. He was born and raised in Torrance, California as the middle child among 5 siblings. Josh obtained his degree in Statistics and Data Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Outside of work, he enjoys an active lifestyle, engaging in activities such as working out, hiking, and spending time at the beach. Josh also enjoys listening to podcasts and is particularly interested in personal finance and staying up to date with current world events. With aspirations to advance his career, he plans to pursue graduate studies in Data Science, aiming for managerial roles within data science teams in the future.
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Joshua Jogwe

Josh is a wealth advisor associate for Capital Group. He works as a registered investment advisor representative and helps the firms’ high net worth clients with their financial planning needs and portfolio analysis. Josh was born and raised in Santa Ana, is the oldest of 4 siblings, and is of Nigerian/Mexican American descent. Aside from finance Josh is the founder of EZ Buckets Basketball. A basketball training organization he founded after college in 2018. Josh has been selected as a top trainer in OC since 2016 and has run camps for and with: Ballislife, the LA Clippers, Enes Kanter (NBA Center for the Boston Celtics), OC Magic Elite, the Raya Foundation and more. Josh has also self-published 2 books on Amazon and is a graduate from UCI with a degree in Urban Studies and Business Management. Lastly, on his free time Josh enjoys reading, working out, writing, going to the movies and spending time with his family and girlfriend.

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Joshua Jogwe

Josh is a wealth advisor associate for Capital Group. He works as a registered investment advisor representative and helps the firms’ high net worth clients with their financial planning needs and portfolio analysis. Josh was born and raised in Santa Ana, is the oldest of 4 siblings, and is of Nigerian/Mexican American descent. Aside from finance Josh is the founder of EZ Buckets Basketball. A basketball training organization he founded after college in 2018. Josh has been selected as a top trainer in OC since 2016 and has run camps for and with: Ballislife, the LA Clippers, Enes Kanter (NBA Center for the Boston Celtics), OC Magic Elite, the Raya Foundation and more. Josh has also self-published 2 books on Amazon and is a graduate from UCI with a degree in Urban Studies and Business Management. Lastly, on his free time Josh enjoys reading, working out, writing, going to the movies and spending time with his family and girlfriend.
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Kaitlyn Massman

Kaitlyn Massman is an Actuary for Pacific Life where she has worked on the Asset Liability Management and Profitability Management teams. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2019 with a bachelor’s in Actuarial Science and two minors in Computer Science and Mathematical Statistics. Her favorite part about working as an Actuary is getting to create new dashboards to improve the company’s data analytics. One of Kaitlyn’s early career goals is to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). When she is not studying to become an FSA, Kaitlyn enjoys paddle boarding, softball, beach volleyball, hiking, and having game nights with her friends. Kaitlyn grew up on a hobby farm in the frozen tundra of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin with her two older siblings, Ashley and Thomas, and her parents, Kris and Alan.

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Kaitlyn Massman

Kaitlyn Massman is an Actuary for Pacific Life where she has worked on the Asset Liability Management and Profitability Management teams. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2019 with a bachelor’s in Actuarial Science and two minors in Computer Science and Mathematical Statistics. Her favorite part about working as an Actuary is getting to create new dashboards to improve the company’s data analytics. One of Kaitlyn’s early career goals is to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). When she is not studying to become an FSA, Kaitlyn enjoys paddle boarding, softball, beach volleyball, hiking, and having game nights with her friends. Kaitlyn grew up on a hobby farm in the frozen tundra of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin with her two older siblings, Ashley and Thomas, and her parents, Kris and Alan.
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Kali Sanders

Meet Kali Sanders who has broken every barrier and obstacle placed in front of her to be the woman she is today. Kali Sanders grew up in Huntington Beach, CA attending Huntington Beach high school where she found her love of engineering, getting a taste of all the possibilities that were out there. In 2016, Kali graduated high school and started her college journey at orange coast college, graduating in under 2 years with her associates in engineering. She did not stop there, she continued her education at California State University – Fullerton, in the college of computer science and engineering where she majored in mechanical engineering and graduated class of 2021. In the same year she landed a full-time role at microvention-terumo as an engineer 1 where she gets to make a difference in a person’s life every single day through launching, creating, and designing new processes and/or products. In her free time she enjoys giving back through volunteering in programs for at-risk teens, taking ice skating lessons, playing the violin, going for hikes, doing a thrill seeking activity, and binge watching her favorite tv show/movie for the 100th time. Her future is bright and this is only the beginning.

Cohort #2 - Class of 2021

Kali Sanders

Meet Kali Sanders who has broken every barrier and obstacle placed in front of her to be the woman she is today. Kali Sanders grew up in Huntington Beach, CA attending Huntington Beach high school where she found her love of engineering, getting a taste of all the possibilities that were out there. In 2016, Kali graduated high school and started her college journey at orange coast college, graduating in under 2 years with her associates in engineering. She did not stop there, she continued her education at California State University – Fullerton, in the college of computer science and engineering where she majored in mechanical engineering and graduated class of 2021. In the same year she landed a full-time role at microvention-terumo as an engineer 1 where she gets to make a difference in a person’s life every single day through launching, creating, and designing new processes and/or products. In her free time she enjoys giving back through volunteering in programs for at-risk teens, taking ice skating lessons, playing the violin, going for hikes, doing a thrill seeking activity, and binge watching her favorite tv show/movie for the 100th time. Her future is bright and this is only the beginning.
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Katherine Zertuche

Katherine Zertuche grew up in east county, San Diego and moved to Orange County to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, focused on Mental Health & Substance Abuse from California State University of Fullerton. From working at a summer camp as an Activities Director, to coordinating a career-readiness program with the national non-profit affiliate Girls Inc of Orange County, Katherine has diversified her work experience while intertwining her passion for supporting others through education and strong leadership. She is currently an Account Manager at Burnham-WGB focusing on consulting small group employers on developing an optimal employee benefit package that meets their unique needs and financial goals. Outside of work, Katherine is on the Social Media committee with the PIHRA Foundation board, as well as the Networking Events committee with the Orange County Nonprofit Professionals Network board. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting the San Diego Zoo.

Cohort #1 - Class of 2020

Katherine Zertuche

Katherine Zertuche grew up in east county, San Diego and moved to Orange County to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, focused on Mental Health & Substance Abuse from California State University of Fullerton. From working at a summer camp as an Activities Director, to coordinating a career-readiness program with the national non-profit affiliate Girls Inc of Orange County, Katherine has diversified her work experience while intertwining her passion for supporting others through education and strong leadership. She is currently an Account Manager at Burnham-WGB focusing on consulting small group employers on developing an optimal employee benefit package that meets their unique needs and financial goals. Outside of work, Katherine is on the Social Media committee with the PIHRA Foundation board, as well as the Networking Events committee with the Orange County Nonprofit Professionals Network board. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting the San Diego Zoo.
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Kathryn McDermott

Kathryn McDermott is a Recruiting Manager with Alliance Resource Group, a boutique Recruiting & Executive Search firm focused within Accounting and Finance. She works on placing permanent and interim talent within the office of the CFO. Kathryn previously spent 2 years in Risk Advisory with KPMG prior to moving back to Orange County to pivot into recruiting. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2020 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Spanish. A native of OC, Kathryn spent her pre-college life in Irvine with her parents, and enjoys the beautiful weather, friendly people, and incredible restaurants that OC has to offer.

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Kathryn McDermott

Kathryn McDermott is a Recruiting Manager with Alliance Resource Group, a boutique Recruiting & Executive Search firm focused within Accounting and Finance. She works on placing permanent and interim talent within the office of the CFO. Kathryn previously spent 2 years in Risk Advisory with KPMG prior to moving back to Orange County to pivot into recruiting. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2020 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Spanish. A native of OC, Kathryn spent her pre-college life in Irvine with her parents, and enjoys the beautiful weather, friendly people, and incredible restaurants that OC has to offer.
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Kelly Nguyen

Kelly Nguyen is an Assistant Project Manager at Murow Development Consultants. She focuses on land development services on a variety of projects for Public/Private Residential Builders and Developers, Commercial and Industrial Builders and Developers, and Land Owners. As an Orange County native, Kelly has always loved being by the ocean waters. She moved a couple of hours along the coast up to the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her B.S. in Environmental Studies. As a first generation college student, Kelly is honored to be a part of the inaugural class of the Orange Fellowship. She is excited to help create bridges across industries and generations and develop as a leader within her community. In her free time, Kelly loves traveling to new places, indoor cycling classes, exploring new cuisines, and watching the latest season of The Bachelor.

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Kelly Nguyen

Kelly Nguyen is an Assistant Project Manager at Murow Development Consultants. She focuses on land development services on a variety of projects for Public/Private Residential Builders and Developers, Commercial and Industrial Builders and Developers, and Land Owners. As an Orange County native, Kelly has always loved being by the ocean waters. She moved a couple of hours along the coast up to the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her B.S. in Environmental Studies. As a first generation college student, Kelly is honored to be a part of the inaugural class of the Orange Fellowship. She is excited to help create bridges across industries and generations and develop as a leader within her community. In her free time, Kelly loves traveling to new places, indoor cycling classes, exploring new cuisines, and watching the latest season of The Bachelor.
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Kelsey Dalton

Kelsey Dalton is the media relations specialist for City of Hope Orange County. In this role, she helps build awareness and preference for the world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization as it prepares to open a comprehensive cancer center in Irvine. She works closely with physicians, patients and executives. Kelsey served as City of Hope Orange County’s first marketing and communications intern before joining the team in a full-time role in 2020; she is honored to be part of the team working to bring advanced cancer care to her community. Kelsey graduated from Chapman University with honors and received her Bachelor of Arts in strategic and corporate communication. Throughout her time at Chapman, she was a member of National Honors Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She currently serves on the Young Professional Committee for OC PRSA and enjoys working with likeminded individuals that are looking to make a difference in Orange County and beyond. Among a few of Kelsey’s favorite things are reading a good book, taking her dog to the beach, eating good food and spending time with her friends and family.

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Kelsey Dalton

Kelsey Dalton is the media relations specialist for City of Hope Orange County. In this role, she helps build awareness and preference for the world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization as it prepares to open a comprehensive cancer center in Irvine. She works closely with physicians, patients and executives. Kelsey served as City of Hope Orange County’s first marketing and communications intern before joining the team in a full-time role in 2020; she is honored to be part of the team working to bring advanced cancer care to her community. Kelsey graduated from Chapman University with honors and received her Bachelor of Arts in strategic and corporate communication. Throughout her time at Chapman, she was a member of National Honors Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She currently serves on the Young Professional Committee for OC PRSA and enjoys working with likeminded individuals that are looking to make a difference in Orange County and beyond. Among a few of Kelsey’s favorite things are reading a good book, taking her dog to the beach, eating good food and spending time with her friends and family.
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Kendra Washington

Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Kendra Washington now works as an Algorithm Engineer I for Edwards Lifesciences. She is thrilled she gets to apply her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Computer Science towards developing hemodynamic monitoring technologies and improving patient outcomes. Kendra received a prestigious four-year, full-ride Stamps President’s Scholarship to complete her undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During those years, she conducted research in mudskipper blink mechanics, deep learning for ultrasound image segmentation, and later lung microfluidics models. Kendra graduated with Highest Honors while also enjoying volunteering with a student-led service organization known as Circle K and dancing in the African Student Association. Now in Irvine, she hopes to explore more of Orange County via hikes and good food.

Cohort #3 – Class of 2022

Kendra Washington

Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Kendra Washington now works as an Algorithm Engineer I for Edwards Lifesciences. She is thrilled she gets to apply her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Computer Science towards developing hemodynamic monitoring technologies and improving patient outcomes. Kendra received a prestigious four-year, full-ride Stamps President’s Scholarship to complete her undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During those years, she conducted research in mudskipper blink mechanics, deep learning for ultrasound image segmentation, and later lung microfluidics models. Kendra graduated with Highest Honors while also enjoying volunteering with a student-led service organization known as Circle K and dancing in the African Student Association. Now in Irvine, she hopes to explore more of Orange County via hikes and good food.
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Kieryn Ota

Kieryn Ota grew up outside of Houston, Texas, and decided to move to the East Coast to study Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. After graduating, she moved to Orange County to begin her career as a Manufacturing Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences. Kieryn is excited that she has the opportunity to make scalable impact on people’s healthcare through her work of supporting the production of artificial heart valves. Outside of work, Kieryn enjoys running, hiking, and exploring all that Orange County has to offer.

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Kieryn Ota

Kieryn Ota grew up outside of Houston, Texas, and decided to move to the East Coast to study Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. After graduating, she moved to Orange County to begin her career as a Manufacturing Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences. Kieryn is excited that she has the opportunity to make scalable impact on people’s healthcare through her work of supporting the production of artificial heart valves. Outside of work, Kieryn enjoys running, hiking, and exploring all that Orange County has to offer.
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Kimberly Overton

Driven by a passion for medical devices and healthcare, Kimberly Overton moved from South Florida to Orange County to start her professional career at Edwards Lifesciences. Overton currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Manufacturing Engineer under the Technical Development Program. Edward Lifesciences offers this 18-month program to recent graduates to develop their engineering skills in different functional areas such as quality and product development. Prior to living in Orange County, Overton studied Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami as a part of a five-year dual degree program. Overton graduated in the Fall of 2020 with both her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree. Ultimately, Overton hopes to use her educational and professional background to make medical devices more accessible to those in need. In additional to being a motivated engineer, Overton loves to experience the outdoors, travel, and read.

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Kimberly Overton

Driven by a passion for medical devices and healthcare, Kimberly Overton moved from South Florida to Orange County to start her professional career at Edwards Lifesciences. Overton currently works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Manufacturing Engineer under the Technical Development Program. Edward Lifesciences offers this 18-month program to recent graduates to develop their engineering skills in different functional areas such as quality and product development. Prior to living in Orange County, Overton studied Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami as a part of a five-year dual degree program. Overton graduated in the Fall of 2020 with both her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree. Ultimately, Overton hopes to use her educational and professional background to make medical devices more accessible to those in need. In additional to being a motivated engineer, Overton loves to experience the outdoors, travel, and read.
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Kiriana Woolf

Kiriana is an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life, participating in the company’s actuarial student rotation program and currently working in Variable Annuity Valuation. Kiriana grew up in New Zealand before moving with her family to Portland, Oregon. She went on to earn her BSBA from Drake University in May of 2020, and has been loving Orange County ever since! Kiriana has two cats who keep her company while she works from home, and she loves exploring new places in Orange County on the weekends. Kiriana is very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Orange Fellowship and is thoroughly enjoying her time in the program!

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Kiriana Woolf

Kiriana is an Actuarial Analyst at Pacific Life, participating in the company’s actuarial student rotation program and currently working in Variable Annuity Valuation. Kiriana grew up in New Zealand before moving with her family to Portland, Oregon. She went on to earn her BSBA from Drake University in May of 2020, and has been loving Orange County ever since! Kiriana has two cats who keep her company while she works from home, and she loves exploring new places in Orange County on the weekends. Kiriana is very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Orange Fellowship and is thoroughly enjoying her time in the program!
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Kristofer Amparo is a Sr. Financial Analyst for Ingram Micro. The youngest of three children, he was raised in Chino Hills, CA and attended high school in Fullerton, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Business Economics and began his career with Ingram Micro shortly after. Kris’s area of work focuses on corporate financial planning, data analysis, and driving business growth. In his free time, Kris enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and rooting for his favorite sports teams (Lakers, Angels, Colts).