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

Erica Burton, Esq.

Pauline Avendano, M.S.

Vice President of Marketing
Picture Head Holdings

Rosamary Gomez, MBA

Data Scientist
Southern California Edison

Bertha Haro, M.S.

Great Minds in STEM
Director of Development

Berta Montoya


Sylvia Soto

Community Center Director
Los Angeles County for Organization

Yimi Casasola

Marketing Operations Manager
MUFG Union Bank

Brenda Duarte


Dr. Geo Waters

Senior Executive Consultant

Karla Sandoval

Director of Entrepreneur Program

Monica Viramontes

Director of Advisors

Janet Guerrero

Business Develop Manager

Lurdes Medina

Program and Media Coordinator