Cynthia Nelly Carrion
Cynthia is an ISEE Program Manager and works on the team that runs the Akamai Internship Program. She was an instructor in the Akamai PREP course in 2017, as part of ISEE’s Professional Development Program (PDP), and will build on that experience to serve on the instructional team in coming Akamai programs. Cynthia is involved in managing Akamai in a range of ways, including application and selection, communication, and evaluation of program outcomes. In addition to Akamai, Cynthia is also the program manager for the Workshops for Engineering and Science Transfers (WEST) program at UC Santa Cruz and the new AstroTech Summer School, as well as being a supporting member of ISEE’s Professional Development Program team and other ISEE programs and intiatives.
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Mike Nassir has been involved with the Akamai internship program since 2009. He has served as an instructor for the PREP course and the communication course, including mid-point check-ins, site visits, and coaching interns for presenting their findings at the Akamai symposia. He is an Instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Austin Barnes has a long history with Akamai, beginning in 2009 when he was an Akamai intern, and continuing in many leadership roles including serving as Akamai’s program manager from 2015-2019. In his role as an ISEE program manager he has been a key member of the teams that developed and taught ISEE’s Mentor Workshop, Professional Development Program, and other training activities aimed at early career scientists and engineers. Currently, he is working toward his PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, studying the coastal impacts of sea level rise, and is in the pool of instructors that Akamai draws from for the Mentor Workshop, PREP course, and communication course.
Stacey Sueoka has been involved with the Akamai Program since 2016. She is a former Akamai alumni from Kauai who now works as an optical systems engineer for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. She has primarily served as an instructor for the PREP course and has also supported the mid-point check-ins and final symposia coaching.