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Tickets are $250 per person. Fireside chat includes wine tasting with paired hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds are tax deductible and support SVEF in their mission to deliver and advocate for STEM education that inspires students furthest from access to succeed in college and careers.


Dr. Lisa Andrew


President & CEO

Silicon Valley Education Foundation


Lisa has dedicated her career to supporting students furthest from access to get the education and opportunities they deserve. As CEO of SVEF, she leads the organization in providing proven STEM programs and supporting students with the tools that they need to graduate high school career and college ready. Last year, Lisa was selected as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence. 

Dr. Carmen Domingo

Dean of the College of Science
& Engineering

San Francisco State University


Carmen Domingo became Dean of the College of Science and Engineering in 2019, making her the first women and Latina to serve in the position at SF State. After joining the University as an assistant professor of Biology in 1997, she served as associate chair of Biology from 2007 to 2015, and was the interim dean in 2017.  An expert in vertebrate embryology, she has taught and mentored hundreds of students in the classroom and lab — many of whom have gone on to excellent Ph.D. programs and careers in biomedical sciences.

Monica Tijerina

Vice President
Gilead Sciences


Monica Tijerina is goal-driven pharmaceutical executive focused on leading and building teams able to effectively deliver innovative medicines to patients. Successful product launches include Veklury, Biktarvy, Vemlidy, Descovy, Odefsey, Genvoya, and Janumet. Monica is currently a Vice President within Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing at Gilead Sciences. Monica is passionate about STEM education and is a board member of the non-profit organization Latino Education Advancement Foundation, LEAF. 

Georgina Baca

Systems Engineer, Sr. Staff
Lockheed Martin Space


Georgina Baca is a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin and serves on two nonprofit boards of directors in Santa Clara County, Momentum for Health and Pro Bono Legal Project. With a deep desire to give back to the Latinx community, Georgina reflects back on the 10-week LBLA program. She mentions, “LBLA allows you to have a voice in the community". Additionally, Georgina has developed some lifelong friendships along the way.



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Silicon Valley Education Foundation presents STEM Leadership and the Women Who Power It.
This event celebrates Women in STEM and the challenges and success of their trailblazing journeys.

Your participation supports young girls to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow!

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