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Saura Naderi

K-14 Outreach Director
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Biographical Info

Saura Naderi ‘07 earned her engineering degree from UC San Diego Jacobs School just as the recession hit. Not satisfied by the opportunities available to her, she created her own. She volunteered, later becoming an employee, to create a program at UC San Diego where undergraduates and K-12 students could play and explore science and technology with art-themed engineering-based projects. After receiving the exemplary employee award at UC San Diego and the Athena Pinnacle award and invited to do a TEDx talk, she was recruited by Qualcomm to create a similar program named – Thinkabit Lab. Upon leaving Qualcomm, Thinkabit Lab engaged 14,000+ middle school students and has been replicated in many different environments from libraries and schools to universities and companies. Saura was also a contestant on SyFy’s Robot Combat League, was an “Adventure Person” on Nerdist, and is the color commentator for the world’s first giant robot fight held in Japan. One of the creative projects she is most proud of is envisioning, and leading a team of engineers and artists to create, a robotic dress that hugs people. Saura is leading efforts to broaden participation in Data Science by designing creative ways to engage a diverse population.

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Erik Mjoen

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Whitney Davis

Undergraduate Intake Advisor
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X Wang

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Meaghan Kelliher

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Yvonne Wollmann

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Jennifer Morgan

Chief Administrative Officer 858.246.5415
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Updated 4 months ago.

Student Affairs

Saura Naderi

K-14 Outreach Director
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Biographical Info

Saura Naderi ‘07 earned her engineering degree from UC San Diego Jacobs School just as the recession hit. Not satisfied by the opportunities available to her, she created her own. She volunteered, later becoming an employee, to create a program at UC San Diego where undergraduates and K-12 students could play and explore science and technology with art-themed engineering-based projects. After receiving the exemplary employee award at UC San Diego and the Athena Pinnacle award and invited to do a TEDx talk, she was recruited by Qualcomm to create a similar program named – Thinkabit Lab. Upon leaving Qualcomm, Thinkabit Lab engaged 14,000+ middle school students and has been replicated in many different environments from libraries and schools to universities and companies. Saura was also a contestant on SyFy’s Robot Combat League, was an “Adventure Person” on Nerdist, and is the color commentator for the world’s first giant robot fight held in Japan. One of the creative projects she is most proud of is envisioning, and leading a team of engineers and artists to create, a robotic dress that hugs people. Saura is leading efforts to broaden participation in Data Science by designing creative ways to engage a diverse population.

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Photo of Kyle Hofer-Mora

Kyle Hofer-Mora

Assistant Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives 858-246-4624
Photo of Laura Louie

Laura Louie

Financial Manager (858) 246-5435
Photo of Erik Mjoen

Erik Mjoen

Industry Relations Manager 858.246.5675
Photo of Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis

Undergraduate Intake Advisor
Photo of X Wang

X Wang

Video Producer
Photo of Meaghan Kelliher

Meaghan Kelliher

Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor 858.822.1132
Photo of Yvonne Wollmann

Yvonne Wollmann

Student Affairs Manager 858.246.5427
Photo of Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Chief Administrative Officer 858.246.5415
Categories: Staff, Student Affairs
Updated 4 months ago.

Executive Office

Saura Naderi

K-14 Outreach Director
Photo of Saura Naderi

Biographical Info

Saura Naderi ‘07 earned her engineering degree from UC San Diego Jacobs School just as the recession hit. Not satisfied by the opportunities available to her, she created her own. She volunteered, later becoming an employee, to create a program at UC San Diego where undergraduates and K-12 students could play and explore science and technology with art-themed engineering-based projects. After receiving the exemplary employee award at UC San Diego and the Athena Pinnacle award and invited to do a TEDx talk, she was recruited by Qualcomm to create a similar program named – Thinkabit Lab. Upon leaving Qualcomm, Thinkabit Lab engaged 14,000+ middle school students and has been replicated in many different environments from libraries and schools to universities and companies. Saura was also a contestant on SyFy’s Robot Combat League, was an “Adventure Person” on Nerdist, and is the color commentator for the world’s first giant robot fight held in Japan. One of the creative projects she is most proud of is envisioning, and leading a team of engineers and artists to create, a robotic dress that hugs people. Saura is leading efforts to broaden participation in Data Science by designing creative ways to engage a diverse population.

Related by Category

Photo of Kyle Hofer-Mora

Kyle Hofer-Mora

Assistant Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives 858-246-4624
Photo of Laura Louie

Laura Louie

Financial Manager (858) 246-5435
Photo of Erik Mjoen

Erik Mjoen

Industry Relations Manager 858.246.5675
Photo of Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis

Undergraduate Intake Advisor
Photo of X Wang

X Wang

Video Producer
Photo of Meaghan Kelliher

Meaghan Kelliher

Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor 858.822.1132
Photo of Yvonne Wollmann

Yvonne Wollmann

Student Affairs Manager 858.246.5427
Photo of Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Chief Administrative Officer 858.246.5415
Categories: Staff, Student Affairs
Updated 4 months ago.

Communications

Saura Naderi

K-14 Outreach Director
Photo of Saura Naderi

Biographical Info

Saura Naderi ‘07 earned her engineering degree from UC San Diego Jacobs School just as the recession hit. Not satisfied by the opportunities available to her, she created her own. She volunteered, later becoming an employee, to create a program at UC San Diego where undergraduates and K-12 students could play and explore science and technology with art-themed engineering-based projects. After receiving the exemplary employee award at UC San Diego and the Athena Pinnacle award and invited to do a TEDx talk, she was recruited by Qualcomm to create a similar program named – Thinkabit Lab. Upon leaving Qualcomm, Thinkabit Lab engaged 14,000+ middle school students and has been replicated in many different environments from libraries and schools to universities and companies. Saura was also a contestant on SyFy’s Robot Combat League, was an “Adventure Person” on Nerdist, and is the color commentator for the world’s first giant robot fight held in Japan. One of the creative projects she is most proud of is envisioning, and leading a team of engineers and artists to create, a robotic dress that hugs people. Saura is leading efforts to broaden participation in Data Science by designing creative ways to engage a diverse population.

Related by Category

Photo of Kyle Hofer-Mora

Kyle Hofer-Mora

Assistant Director for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives 858-246-4624
Photo of Laura Louie

Laura Louie

Financial Manager (858) 246-5435
Photo of Erik Mjoen

Erik Mjoen

Industry Relations Manager 858.246.5675
Photo of Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis

Undergraduate Intake Advisor
Photo of X Wang

X Wang

Video Producer
Photo of Meaghan Kelliher

Meaghan Kelliher

Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor 858.822.1132
Photo of Yvonne Wollmann

Yvonne Wollmann

Student Affairs Manager 858.246.5427
Photo of Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Chief Administrative Officer 858.246.5415
Categories: Staff, Student Affairs
Updated 4 months ago.