Meet the Region A Leadership Coaching Committee!

The SWE Leadership Coaching Committee (LCC) is a group of experienced SWE professionals and collegiates who want to help you improve your section’s leadership and development!  And the best part is, their help is free! The LCC actively wanted to help you achieve your personal and section goals through running both in-person and virtual sessions to help you and your members grow! For more information, check out their website here, or contact the Region A Team Lead, Lindsay Kammeier! You can also follow the LCC on Facebook!

Region A is lucky to have so many wonderful people participating in the LCC. Meet the members!

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Lindsey Kammeier, Region A Team Lead

Lindsay joined Region A LCC in 2014. She works as an Assistant Engineer for Schaaf & Wheeler, which specializes in Water Resources civil design work in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

During her college years she was very involved with SWE, holding a section officer position for 4 years, and serving as Region B’s RCCE in FY13. She also mentored incoming female engineering freshmen, and is proud that several of her mentees became section officers as well. Her hobbies include running, reading, baking, music, and making others laugh.

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Lesley Telford, Region A Collegiate Coach

Lesley is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Abbott Vascular in Santa Clara, working on worldwide regulatory submissions for Absorb BVS, a new and novel stenting technology. Lesley has worked at Abbott since 2011; she joined AV in 2013 after spending 2 years moving around the country as part of a Professional Development Program. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011 with an M.S and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, where she was heavily involved with SWE including serving as the section’s President in 2009-2010.

Lesley has been a member of the Collegiate Leadership Coaching Committee since 2010, and has served as a CLCC in Regions B, H, and A. Lesley is currently the Professional Section Representative for SWE Santa Clara Valley Professional Section and has also served as Section Secretary. In her free time, Lesley enjoys crocheting, baking, and training for various races, including triathlons, bike rides, and open water swims.

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Darcie Maffioli, Region A Collegiate Coach

Darcie Maffioli works as a project engineer at Rockridge Geotechnical in Oakland, CA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010.

While at Cal Poly she began her active involvement in SWE by holding several officer positions and serving on outreach committees. Darcie has been a member of the Region A Collegiate Leadership Coaching Committee since spring of 2012. Darcie is also the Section Representative for the SWE Golden Gate Professional Section. Her hobbies include running and scuba diving.

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Ishita Mandhan, Region A Collegiate Coach

Ishita Mandhan is a computer engineering graduate from Texas A&M University, she has been actively involved with the Society of Women Engineers throughout her undergraduate career. She has previously served as the Section President, Internal Vice-President, Secretary, Socials Co-Chair and Historian of the Texas A&M University SWE Section. After graduation, she moved to California to work at IBM as a Software Developer and will be serving as a SWE LCC Coach in Silicon Valley.

She hopes to assist SWE sections to develop essential leadership and management skills through consistent personal involvement with the officer teams. She is of Indian heritage but grew up in the Middle East, and moved to the U.S. for college. She understands the need for a supportive environment in a new place, which for her was SWE at Texas A&M. Ishita aims to assist women engineers in a largely male-dominated field so they can grow as leaders during the course of their journey through college and beyond. Ishita will be coaching the San Jose State University and Stanford University SWE Sections.

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Elizabeth Hurley, Region A Professional Coach

Elizabeth Hurley is a Senior member of SWE.  Elizabeth has had many leadership positions within the Society since joining as a professional member over 10 years ago.  She has served as Region A Secretary, Region A Governor, and Deputy Director of Regions, amongst various other roles.  Elizabeth has been an active member of several different Society committees including Awards, Curriculum, Membership, Teller’s, and the Leadership Coaching Committee.  She has presented technical and professional development workshops and LCC modules at region conferences across the country and Annual Conferences.

Elizabeth has worked in the technology industry for over 15 years, excelling in numerous diverse roles.  She has worked as a quality engineer, solutions engineer, tester, consultant, and technical trainer.  She holds degrees in computer science, psychology, and communication from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey and attended graduate school at Penn State University. Elizabeth lives in Rocklin, CA with her husband, Christian, and their Samoyed dog, Riley.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, solving word puzzles, hiking, and exploring cities.

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Claudia Galván, Region A Professional Coach

Claudia Galván has led product development at Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft reaching billions of people around the world. In the last few years, she has focused on helping startups in Silicon Valley launch products internationally. Claudia is a community leader empowering women and Latinos in STEM. She is a former section president of Santa Clara Valley SWE, former Sr. Director of the Anita Borg Institute, Board Member at Notre Dame High School and mentor at the TechWomen program. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Drexel University researching strategies to increase the pipeline of women in STEM. She has been a recipient of many awards including Silicon Valley Women of Influence in 2015 and SWE Region A Distinguished Leader Award.

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