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, Ph.D.
Microsoft, Principal Architect - Intelligent Conversation and Communications Cloud, Office 365 Services
“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.”
MarqMetrix, Inc., PMI Worldwide, Vice President, Engineering & Quality
“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.”
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.”
Caliber, Senior Vice President, Private Client
Jeffrey M. Cohen
Vice President and General Manager
Ultrasound General Imaging and Women’s Health
Creekside Dental, Dentist
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.”
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."
Director of Engineerinig – Nordstrom
President, CEO and Board Member
The Boeing Company
As CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based design and technology studio, Carey is committed to empowering women to seize more leadership opportunities and think of their career differently. Carey is passionate about the intersection of ethics and technology and invested in how the technology we use affects our outlook on the future.
Yvonne Lentz, PhD
Bristol Myers Squibb, Director, Head of Manufacturing Sciences and Technology
"STEM-based careers are among the most exciting, diverse, and fastest-growing fields in our area. Scientists and engineers are on the cutting edge of innovation in fields like computer science, medicine/biotechnology, engineering, design, robotics, and more. I am excited to be part of the UW Bothell School of STEM advisory board as I believe in its mission, values, and enthusiasm in partnering with local STEM industries in providing opportunities/mentorship for both students and faculty."
Sireen Malik, PhD
T-Mobile, Director of Software Development, Integrated Systems & Automation
"The STEM School at UW Bothell does everything it can to make sure that the students become everything that they can. Its mission and vision aligns perfectly with what I wholeheartedly believe in. I am committed to building diverse communities, empowered by the ideas and intellectual energies of teachers, students, parents, social as well as industrial leaders - irrespective of their ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender, social class, disabilities, sexual orientation and special needs. I am passionate about simultaneously stoking and supporting an individual’s curiosity, critical thinking, collaborative potential, soft skills as well as leadership skills."
Global Citizen Senior Director, Avanade
Heba is an accomplished leader and innovator with over 20 years of professional experience and service forging strategic initiatives, successful partnerships, innovative communities and productive teams while also advancing critical public policy dialogues.
AGC Biologics, Global Vice President, Human Resources
Founder, BRIOTECH Inc.
"As someone who has for decades made a living in the science and manufacturing space, I feel a passionate responsibility to encourage and support our future leaders who may have inside them the answers that will help our community and world. My long commitment to STEM is a way to pay back the many mentors who have helped shape my career and perhaps pass on some sense of excitement about the possibilities that lay in our future."
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, 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.”
Philips Healthcare, Vice President, Global Clinical Affairs (Retired)
Past Board Chair