Come connect with your Techer community in Silicon Valley
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Imagine the brain-power and personal potential at a table of Techers. Did you know that currently 3,500 of us are living, working, and building our lives in Silicon Valley?
From engineers to financiers to academics and founders, Caltech alumni are a powerful community in the South Bay.
Come connect with your Techer community in the Silicon Valley. Join fellow alumni to hear a candid panel discussion featuring alumni who live and work in the Valley, and enjoy some lively conversation and great refreshments.
Wednesday, March 22
5:30 – 7:30 pm
$20 registration, includes program, food, drinks
5:30 pm - Community connections, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks
6:00 pm – Panel discussion followed by conversation
Stanford Alumni Association
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, California 94305
Convenient parking is available in the Galvez Street Lot. Parking is free after 4:00 pm.
1. Connect with Techers in the Silicon Valley.
2. Tap into your Caltech community to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
3. Share tips for managing life-work boundaries and issues unique to surviving and thriving in Silicon Valley.
4. Explore ways the Caltech community can influence policy for the better.
5. Enjoy a candid panel discussion featuring Techers sharing their own Silicon Valley experiences.
Evan Tsang, BS (BS '99), moderator
Vice President, Skylar Consulting
Evan Tsang, BS (BS '99) is Vice President at Skylar Consulting, a management consulting and business administration outsourcing company based in Pasadena and Las Vegas. With 18 years of experience commercializing products in the automotive and medical device markets with broad and increasing levels of responsibility spanning manufacturing, quality assurance, and research and development. Evan previously held positions in engineering management at a variety of startups, WET Design, Novartis/Alcon, Beckman Coulter, and General Motors. Evan began his first term on the Caltech Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2022. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and son.
Frederic Caldwell, BS (BS '96)
Partner Engagement Manager, Netflix
Frederic is a multidisciplinary professional with 25 years of experience leading engineering, product and strategy teams at semiconductor companies (Synaptics, Audience) and specializing in human interface technologies. He broadened scope and impact in the last five years by shifting into corporate development and technology strategy roles, driving the M&A strategy that directly led to multiple acquisitions and investments.
After years of learning about new technologies, industries and business models in corporate development, Frederic decided to pivot to software and services. He now works in a Partnerships role at Netflix and works closely with Telcos and Operators throughout EMEA. Frederic is also part of the Board for non-profit RAFT.
Frederic has served on the Caltech Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2021.
Joel Jones, MS (MS '01)
Vice President, Business Operations and Engineering, Meta
Joel Jones, MS (MS '01) led Facebook's global Business Operations and Engineering teams from 2012 to 2022. As team leader, Joel oversaw the scaling of Facebook’s businesses through planning, enablement, and operations. Prior to Facebook, Joel worked at Yahoo! for five years with roles leading the Americas Ad Marketplaces team, as the Chief of Staff to the CEO, and in the Corporate Strategy group. Prior to that, Joel spent seven years with McKinsey & Company leading digital media business growth and go-to-market strategy in high tech. Joel is currently spending his time mentoring and advising a range of leaders and organizations. He also serves on CollegeSpring’s national board of directors, and works closely with the University of Michigan LEAD Scholars program. Joel earned his master’s degree in applied physics from Caltech and a BSE in engineering physics from the University of Michigan. He lives in San Jose, CA.
Jennifer Low, MD, PhD (BS '90)
Head of Therapeutics Development, 23andMe
Jennifer Low, MD, PhD (BS '90) is the Head of Therapeutics Development at 23andMe. She oversees the transition of potential therapeutics from 23andMe's research laboratories into clinical development studies.
Jennifer has considerable drug development experience, and prior to 23andMe she ran her own consulting business, acting as an advisor to biotech CEOs and investors on their drug development strategies. She was the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Loxo Oncology where she oversaw the clinical development of Vitrakvi (Trk inhibitor) for patients with a variety of NTRK-driven cancers. She has also previously worked at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, where she oversaw the Erivedge (hedgehog), Zelboraf (b-RAF), and Cotellic (mek) clinical development programs for mutation-driven cancers.
She received her undergraduate degree from Caltech (BS’90, Dabney), her MD and PhD degrees from Georgetown, and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California Davis, her medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, and was a Senior Investigator and an attending physician in breast cancer at the National Institutes of Health. She has co-authored papers appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, and Nature Reviews Cancer.
She has been married to Techer Dean Brettle (BS’92) for 30 years and has 2 adult children in college.
Liz Stameshkin, JD (BS '03)
Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
At Cooley LLP, Elizabeth Stameshkin litigates cases from inception to trial across the country, with an emphasis on high-stakes patent infringement and other technology-focused legal disputes. Liz has handled cases across a variety of technical disciplines, including virtual reality hardware and software, social networking, Internet advertising, video games, digital photography, telecommunications, medical devices, and food science. She has also litigated cases and counseled clients on trade secret, inventorship, trademark, copyright, false advertising, and contract issues.
Liz received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2008. While at Michigan, she served as the Administrative Manager and as an Article Editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender andLaw and was Vice President of the Intellectual Property Student Association. She completed an externship with the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2006. In 2003, Liz received her BS in Biology from the California Institute of Technology.
Liz has served on the Caltech Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2021.
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