School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides guidance to the STEM director and faculty on issues related to STEM education and STEM-related industry needs.


irena-atov.png Irena Atov, Ph.D.
Board Co-Chair
Microsoft, Principal Architect - Skype Business Core Engineering

“The School of STEM's commitment to fostering equal access to opportunity is exemplary and inspiring. I believe in greater access to higher education and STEM fields, as well as enabling prospects for students to have an equal impact in the world.”


Erik Baserman Erik Baserman
Board Chair
MarqMetrix, Inc., Vice President of Operations

“I’m attracted to the quality of the educational programs and facilities, the practical approach and smaller classes, and the impact the School of STEM has on the region.  I’m inspired to help the School of STEM continue its fast growth in breadth and depth of offerings while preserving the unique student experience and positive impact on the regional innovation community.


Ralph Boy Ralph Boy
The Boeing Company, BCA-System Architect, Technical Fellow (Retired)

“I have been fortunate in my career to have seen and followed certain opportunities to be successful. Providing opportunities and experiences for the students will help them shape their future. Having the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and working with exceptionally talented members of the board and staff, I believe we can make unique opportunities and experiences available for the students and community.”


Sue Byers Sue Byers
IslandWood, Senior Project Officer, Urban Environmental Education Program


Eva CherryEva Cherry
Silicon Mechanics, President and CEO


Jeffrey M. Cohen
Vice President and General Manager
Ultrasound General Imaging and Women’s Health
Philips Healthcare


Lisa Egbert Lisa Egbert
Creekside Dental, Dentist


michelle-gamboa.pngMichelle Gamboa
Adobe Systems, Software Quality Engineer

“STEM, especially computers and technology, have been my passion since I was 8 years old. I am fortunate that I have found a lot of opportunities to build on that passion through my career and through UW Bothell's Computing and Software Systems program. I have seen UW Bothell grow from Canyon Park's campus to a much bigger, vibrant university that it is today.”


Holly Gion
Director, Data Privacy
Alaska Air Group

"I have been very fortunate to have had wonderful mentors who provided career guidance, helped build my professional network and offered opportunities to learn and advance in the privacy and technology space.  I would not have been presented with these opportunities without access to higher education.  Serving on the UW Bothell STEM Advisory Board appealed to me because I believe in the mission and core values of the School of STEM, including its commitment to provide opportunity and greater access to underrepresented communities."


Ian Heisser smiling for the camera in a sweater and glassesIan Heisser
Director of Technology – Transactional Services Operations, Financial Systems and Core Transactional Services – Expedia Group

 


Ben Ivers smiling for the camera in a purple University of Washington shirtBen Ivers
The Boeing Company


Rod Jones Rod Jones
Luminator Technology Group, President

I serve on the UW Bothell STEM Advisory Board because I believe in the mission and core values of the School of STEM, including its commitment to diversity, access and opportunity, and encouragement of student engagement.


Michael Lau Michael Lau
Mirabilis Medica, Inc., President and Chief Medical Officer

I serve on the STEM Advisory Board because it is a worthwhile cause to help develop an upcoming program that would benefit greatly the community and technology businesses.


Steve Woods Steve Wood
Airnote LLC, Partner

“We need more STEM-educated workers. UW Bothell is in a unique position to help fulfill our STEM education needs. It has demonstrated that it can rapidly expand its STEM programs and it has also demonstrated that it can address the needs of students from demographics which are under-served and under-represented in both STEM and higher education in general.”


soyeon-yi.png Soyeon Yi, Ph.D.
International Space University, Adjunct Faculty
Former Astronaut with Korean Space Program

“After my space flight, I feel I have a lifetime responsibility to help develop a better future on the Earth. I believe that serving on the School of STEM Advisory Board will give me an opportunity to inspire students who will develop better technology for people all around the world.”


Honorary Member

Terry Sweeney Terry Sweeney
Philips Healthcare, Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs (Retired)
Past Board Chair