2025 CAA Board Slate Announcement

We are pleased to announce the 2025 slate of directors for the Caltech Alumni Association board of directors and executive committee. Our directors serve as stewards of the Association funds and mission, bringing their professional skills and alumni experiences to the table. Directors advise and make strategic decisions that shape programming for over 25,000 living alumni. A committee composed of alumni and current board members meets to discuss and nominate candidates for the board. After reviewing the candidates and deliberating, the committee unanimously recommended, and the Board of Directors approved, the following slate of 10 directors: 

New board members 
John S. Abbott III, PhD (BS '74), retired, Elmira, NY 
Edgardo Garcia-Berrios, PhD (PhD '11), R&D Manager at KLA Corporation and former Ricketts House RA, Milpitas, CA 
Rebecca Adler Miserendino, PhD (BS '06), Principal at Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, Washington, DC 
Zachary A. Rivkin,(BS '14), CEO of Gatsby Labs, Austin, TX 
Jay Turner, MBA/MS (BS '01), Manager at Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, CA 

Current board members 
Frederic Caldwell, (BS '96), Senior Manager and Technical PM at Netflix, San Jose, CA
Elizabeth Stameshkin, JD (BS '03), Special Counsel at Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA 
Jasmine Sears, PhD (BS '12), System Engineer at Meta, Portland, OR 
Miral Kim-E, PhD (BS '78), Partner at Frontier Global Partners, La Jolla, CA 
Tara Gomez-Hampton, PhD (PhD '11), Associate Director at Biosense Webster, Pasadena, CA 

Executive committee 
Dan Liebling, MS (BS '02), chair of the board, director since 2017, Staff Engineer at Google Research, Seattle, WA 
Tara Gomez-Hampton, PhD (PhD '11) vice chair, finance, director since 2020 
Miral Kim-E, PhD (BS '78), vice chair, governance, director since 2021 
Frederic Caldwell, (BS '96), vice chair, leadership and outreach, director since 2021 

We were fortunate to have 19 candidates nominated through the online form available year-round. The committee nominates candidates after jointly examining the composition of the board and professional skills needed to support the organization. Directors will join the board unless an election occurs pursuant to §6.02 of the Association bylaws. You can help reduce election costs and save yourself time by registering to vote online.  

Nomination process and committee composition 

A committee composed of alumni and current board members, as prescribed by the bylaws, reviewed candidates and deliberated to determine the slate of directors. Current directors on the committee included board chair Jennifer Lee, PhD (PhD '10); vice chair Tara Gomez-Hampton, PhD (PhD '11); Amanda Cashin, PhD (PhD '06); vice chair Daniel Liebling, MS (BS ’02); Elizabeth Stameshkin, JD (BS '03); Carly Robison (BS '18); and Evan Tsang (BS '99). Together the experiences of the alumni and alumni directors span more than 45 years as undergraduate and graduate students at Caltech. Director members recused themselves as appropriate to avoid conflicts of interest. We thank our alumni non-director committee members for their service to the board: 

• Rhonda MacDonald, SM (BS '74), former CAA president, Gnome club member, Caltech Y supporter, and member of the Caltech Associates, Los Angeles, CA 
• Katie Dyl, PhD (BS '04), Lead Petroleum and Natural Gas Modeler for U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC 
• Michael Woods, (BS '08), Senior Vice President, Luminous Computing, former IHC chair, Hinrichs Memorial Award and Richard G. Brewer Prize in Physics recipient, Mountain View, CA 
• Kitty Cahalan, PhD (PhD '00), former Venerable House RA, Assistant Director for Educational Outreach at Caltech, Pasadena, CA 

Learn more about board service on the Caltech Alumni website. For comments or questions, email caachair@alumni.caltech.edu.  

Jennifer Lee, PhD (PhD '10) 


Richland, WA 

Dan Liebling, MS (BS '02) 

Vice Chair of Leadership 

Seattle, WA 

Tara Gomez-Hampton, PhD (PhD '11) 

Vice Chair of Governance 

Pasadena, CA 

Kevin Noertker, BS (BS '09) 

Vice Chair of Finance 

Long Beach, CA 

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