Staff & Board of Directors

EIS Staff

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    Sarah Tuakli Cooper

    Executive Director

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    Charlene Browne

    Director of Development

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    Marisol Williams Mendoza

    Accounting and Business Operations Manager

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    Will Spencer

    Facilities Manager

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    Annie Petersen

    Individual Giving Manager

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    Leah Oviedo

    Development & Communications Manager

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    Sandra Lebrón

    Director of Education

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    Baltazar Perez

    Director of San Diego Institute of Science and Technology

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    Robyn Carlson

    Program Coordinator

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    Jared DiPrima

    STEM Curriculum Specialist

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    Amirah Burleigh

    Lead STEM Educator

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    Ariana Walker

    Lead STEM Educator

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    Gabi Mendez

    Lead STEM Educator

Board of Directors

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    Debra Roy (President)

    Staff Engineer, General Atomics

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    Pamela Thompson, Ed.D. (Vice President)

    Principal, Nye Elementary School

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    Lisa Walters-Hoffert (Treasurer)

    Chief Financial Officer, Daré BioScience

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    Andrei Lucas (Secretary)

    Dean, Automotive, Skilled and Technical Trades, San Diego Community College District

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    Gabriel P. Chong

    Director of Enterprise Services, San Diego Gas & Electric

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    Peggy Curtis

    Retired, Park Dental Arts

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    Merrilyn Datta

    VP of Bioprocessing Group, Thermofisher

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    Patricia Tomlin

    Community Volunteer

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    Sidiqa Hooker

    Early Talent Organizational Development Manager, Solar Turbines

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    Alicia Johal, M.Ed

    Associate Dean of Upper School Academics, San Diego Jewish Academy

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    Sudarshan Keshava

    Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm

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    Mary Taylor, Ed.D.

    Executive Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success, Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, San Diego State University

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    Joseph Vasquez

    Retired Associate Vice President, Business Enterprises, San Diego State University

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    Alberto Vasquez

    Associate Director of STEM Engagement & Institutional Relations
    UCSD Early Academic Outreach Program

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    Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Ph.D.

    San Diego Unified School District Board of Education

EIS Advisory Council

Lacy Billingsly, Tesla

Steve Bowlin, Johnson & Johnson

Karlene Chavis, CBS 8 News San Diego

Valerie Jacobs, Valerie Jacobs Consulting

Tom Karlo, CEO Emeritus of KPBS

Kash Karmand, DLA Piper

Alex Moreno, Sheppard Mullin

Pamela Gray Payton, The San Diego Foundation

H. Puentes, SD Squared

Alfredo Ruvalcaba, Qualcomm

Randy Vongsavth, Sony Corporation

Lee Wills, ASML



Use the form below to contact EIS staff, and we will respond as quickly as possible!

Elementary Institute of Science
608 51st Street
San Diego, CA 92114