2020 Cohort

Executive Fellows

Dr. Megan Bloomer, PhD

VP, Sustainability & CSR The Cheesecake Factory

Dr. Veronica Estrada, Ed.D

Admin. Faculty School of Human Development

Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh

Dir., of Admissions / Associate Professor USC

Brittany M. Hernandez

Senior Associate Reed Smith LLP

Ana Gaona, MPA

Dir., Office of Government Relations & Policy L.A. County

Jackie Tsang, MBA

Sr. Admin. Analyst Metropolitan Water District So CA

Lauren Turner, E.I.T.

Project Engineer Turner Construction Co.

Tao Peng, MS

Senior Engineer Metropolitan Water District So CA

Cristina Polk

Senior Project Mgr. Turner Construction Co.

Laura Santo

Project Mgr. Turner Construction Company

Velma de la Rosa

Founder and CEO The Monarca Enterprises

DeDe Hornes

Project Admin. Analyst Union Bank, MUFG

Nancy Obando

VP Diverse Markets Bus. Dev. Union Bank, MUFG

Entrepreneur Fellows

Luoya Tu, LEED AP

President/Design Director Archimorphic

Naomi Stone, MBA

President and CEO MugenKioku Corporation

Kaitlyn Yang, MBA

Founder/Visual Effects Supervisor Alpha Studios

MaryAnne LoVerme, MA

Owner/Founder Los Angeles County Store

Wendy Amara, MA

Founder/President Wendy Amara Strategic Life

Zeahlot Lopez, M.S.

CEO Vida Therapy, Inc.

Tati Polo

CEO/Founder Forkplate

Mary Schneider

President INYA Inc.

Kenetia Lee


Tandia Elijio

CEO Tandia Elijio

Paula Kendrick

Owner Claims Management Plus, CMP

Gabriela King

Owner/Dir., Kool Kids Daycare & Preschool, Inc.

Gina Woodruff

CEO/Founder AIM Living Services Inc.

Katherine Herrera

CEO, Owner and Operator Kat's Pest Solutions

Millennial Fellows

Brandye Combs

Medical Case Worker L.A. County Dept. of Health Services

Kimberly Cordova

Administrative Executive Assistant Beautycon

2020 Leadership

Alumni Advisors

Dr. Sandra Calles

Executive Advisor, Administration

National Cargo Bureau, Inc.

Lizette Espinoza, JD

President and Co-founder


Rosemary Bernal-Gomez, MBA

Data Scientist

Southern California Edison

Pat DiDonato, MBA


Internal Revenue Service

Reese Johnson

Vice President – Audit Practices & Operations

Union Bank, MUFG

Sandra Williams, MS


Capital Direct Funding, Inc.

Maria Loera, MS

Sr. Organizational Development Consultant

Southern California Edison

Kelley Bernal

Senior Vice President

EQ One Insurance Services, LLC


Karla Sandoval

Director, Entrepreneur Program for Multicultural Women

Dr. Geovanna Waters

Senior Executive Consultant

Natalie Mal

Program Manager

Erika Maldonado Singh

Program Coordinator