Executive Council

SWE Santa Clara Valley Executive Council
Fiscal Year 2021

Allison Wright

President

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Major: Aerospace Engineering

Currently Working in: National Laboratory Research

 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Allison is a Nondestructive Inspection Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Allison has been a member of SWE since she was a student at Iowa State University where she received her degree in Aerospace Engineering. She has held several leadership positions at sections, region, and Society levels of SWE. Allison received the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award in 2016.  She lives with her partner, Alex, an Electrical Engineer, their six-year-old son, and varying numbers of foster kitties!

The President can be reached at 

swescv.president AT gmail DOT com

Sarah Sullivan

President-Elect

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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Currently Working in: HVAC Construction Industry

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sarah is an Engineering Supervisor at Air Systems, Inc. Sarah has been a member of SWE-SCV for four years since she moved to San Jose. She graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a Mechanical Engineering Degree focusing on Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). She's also an active member in  ASHRAE and SMACNA.

The President-Elect can be reached at 

swescv.president AT gmail DOT com

Archana Narayanaswamy

Esther Williams Vice President

This position is dedicated to SCV SWE founding member, Esther Williams.

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Major: Electronics and Communications Engineering

Currently Working in: Technology Industry

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Archana is the Head of Technology PMO at Tanium, Inc. She grew up in South India, attained her Engineering degree, majoring in Electronics and Communications. She started her career at IBM, India before moving to the United States. She has a breadth of experience in Programs, Product, Sales, Marketing, and IT and takes pride in building and managing successful teams. She is passionate about helping others grow professionally and is very enthusiastic about promoting women in STEM through SCV SWE. 

This Vice President can be reached at

SWESCV.WilliamsVP AT gmail DOT com

 

Responsible for:

DE&I Series

Book Club
 

Kimberly Lam

Mary Rogers Vice President

This position is dedicated to SCV SWE member,
Mary Rogers.

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Major: Mechanical Engineering / Operations Research

Currently Working in: Cloud Technology

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Kim is a Program Manager at Microsoft. She is a New Jersey native and attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology for undergrad and Georgia Tech (remotely) for grad school. She started her career in the Philadelphia area before moving to Santa Clara Valley. She has been a member of SWE since her days at NJIT and has served in a variety of roles in her local section and in the Society; most recently serving as a Leadership Coach and looking forward to serving the SCV section. She lives with her partner who is a fellow Jersey transplant and an awesome rescue dog named Mango. 

This Vice President can be reached at

SWESCV.RogersVP AT gmail DOT com

Responsible for:

Scholarships

Collegiate Section Relationships

Lydia Aman

Clara Brock Vice President

This position is dedicated to SCV SWE member,
Clara Brock.

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Major: Chemical Engineering & Biological Engineering

Currently Working in: Food Manufacturing

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Lydia works as an Salt Refinery Supervisor for Cargill Salt. She graduated in 2018 with two engineering degrees in Chemical engineering and Biological engineering from
Montana State. Lydia’s very enthusiastic about promoting women in STEM through SWE. She was an active member in her collegiate chapter and recently joined the
SWE SCV section in 2019

This Vice President can be reached at

SWESCV.BrockVP AT gmail DOT com

Responsible for:

Company Spotlights

SWE Next and K-12 Outreach

Dr. Ceal Craig

Treasurer

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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Worked in: High Tech

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ceal worked in high tech for 35 plus years in senior management roles (Program Management & Manufacturing), beginning with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and then a MSE in ME from CalState Fullerton. Later in life, she earned a PhD in Education from Walden University studying the influence of FIRST robotics on young women's career decisions. She was active in SWE from college until the late 1990s, taking a break, and then reengaging almost 10 years ago. A SWE Fellow (2017), she has held section roles (LA/Orange County, Texas, and Santa Clara Valley), Region roles, and national committee chair positions. She is active in several not-for-profit organizations as an officer and BOD member. Married 49 years to a fellow Buckeye engineer, they pamper their five cats.

The Treasurer can be reached at 

swescv.treasurer AT gmail DOT com

Lisa Duncan

Treasurer-Elect

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Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Worked in: Computer Hardware and Software

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lisa worked for 30 years as a Program Manager at eight different computer hardware and software companies. She has been active in SWE since college and is a past president of our Santa Clara Valley Section. Lisa is a Bay Area native, went to school at UC Berkeley, and raised her daughters in Redwood City with her husband (mechanical engineer) where they still live, cultivate a vast vegetable garden, and dreams of having chickens. Lisa also writes books on financial topics

 

The Treasurer-Elect can be reached

swescv.treasurer.elect AT gmail DOT com

Araceli Gonzalez

Secretary

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Major: Mechanical Engineering

Currently Working in: Aerospace

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Araceli is a Mechanical Engineer Associate at Lockheed Martin. Araceli has been a member of SWE since 2019, when she served as the Professional Outreach Chair for the collegiate SWE section at San Francisco State University. Araceli is a first-generation college student and the first person in her family to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree! She enjoys building Lego sets with her boyfriend, Johnny, and walking with her puppy, Rocky!  

The Secretary can be reached at

SWESCV.secretary AT gmail DOT com