Whats so great about EAS, is that everyone is a volunteer. They are here because they believe in the organization, and then invest their time. That is a beautiful thing. - Izzad "Izzy" Loh '14
2021-2023 Leadership Team Bio
Degrees: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering 2020
Time at UCI: Joberto started his UCI career in high school as an intern researching hot
corrosion under Dr. Mumm, and continued in the same laboratory until completing his
undergraduate education. As an undergraduate student, he led a number of projects
including two senior design projects, the smart home device project and the retained
foreign objects project. He also served as president for Triangle Fraternity, the Material
Science Club, and Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL).
Bio: Joberto has been employed as an engineer at Enterprise Automation since
graduating in 2020. As a Controls Engineer II at Enterprise Automation, Joberto consults
on the design and implementation of industrial control systems for clients in various
industries including oil and gas, semiconductors, and water/wastewater. His
responsibilities at the company include system design, computer programming,
managing junior engineers, research and development, client relationship management,
and recruiting. Outside of work, he also maintains a sole-proprietorship for freelance work
in photography and web development. In his free time, he bounces between hobbies
including archery, photography and rock climbing.
Time at UCI: Shirin was a member of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) and received multiple scholarships from the American Society of Civil
Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, and the Geotechnical Institute.
Shirin was a UCI Grad Slam finalists in 2022 and presented her research on “Aerogel
composites, possible alternatives to steel in construction.” Shirin was invited to the UCI
Graduate Division Dean's Leadership Council Meeting as the student spotlight in April 2022.
Bio: Shirin finished her bachelor’s degree in architecture in Iran and soon after moved to the
United States. She completed her master’s degree in structural engineering at UCI. While at
UCI, Shirin started an internship with WSP USA as a ports and marine engineer. She started a
full-time position as a structural project engineer after graduating in June 2022.
In her free time, Shirin likes to discover new, healthy, and nutritious recipes. She enjoys playing
poker, outdoor activities, and martial arts.
Degrees: B.S. Civil Engineer 2011 & M.S. Civil Engineering 2012
Time at UCI: Kevin was involved in the Associate Students of UCI as an intern and films commissioner putting on free movie nights for students. Additionally, he was involved in Chi Epsilon Honors Society and served as President his senior year. Lastly, he participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Pacific Southwest Conference building a green roof dog house
Bio: Kevin works as an Associate Civil Engineer at the Los Angeles County Public Works. He has worked with GIS and right of way engineering, worked a water plan check counter in Malibu, designed water system improvements, performed analysis and planning for water quality projects, traffic operations and electrical maintenance projects, and currently works on managing flood control projects. He is also currently an active member of the ASCE'S Metropolitan LA Branch.
Degree: B.S. in Computer Science '13
Time at UCI: While attending UCI Robert enjoyed volunteering for organizations on and off campus. He was the External Vice President for the IEEE Student Branch at UCI, the Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the Student Chapter of MAES: Latinos in Science in Engineering, a committee member of the ICS Student Council, a sponsorship and planning chair for the Zotcade and IEEE Lan Parties, a research assistant in the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI), and a student volunteer and tournament coordinator for the International Games Innovation Conference 2011. Robert also started UCI’s participation in the IEEExtreme Global Programming Competition in 2012, which UCI still competes in today and placed 2nd in the world in 2017. When he wasn’t studying or volunteering, he had internships at Quest Software, EMC Corporation, Operation Technology Inc, and Edwards Lifesciences.
Bio: Since graduating from UCI, Robert has been a software engineer for consulting companies working on call center software, middleware for investment management firms, and cloud migration. He has also stayed involved with UCI by helping out the ACM student chapter with a quadcopter project, assisting in relaunching the ICS Alumni Chapter, and as a committee member at the launch of the Engineering Alumni Society. In his free time Robert enjoys upcycling items, growing his own food in containers/hydroponically/aquaponically, hiking, slaying internet dragons in video games, kayaking in the Newport Back Bay, and designing and building props for his annual Halloween and Christmas displays.
Degree: B.S. in Civil Engineering '91, M.S. in Structural Engineering '94
Time at UCI: I was very active in ASCE club. I worked part time at ACS Consultants to gain experience in civil engineering, as well as held job as an AutoCAD designer at various companies. I lived 4 years in Campus Village. After graduating with my BS Civil Engineering, I was hired by Fluor in Irvine as a Structural Engineer. Fluor had a paid tuition program and UCI had asked me to continue to a Master’s Degree, so I worked full time and got my Master’s Degree in evenings.
Bio: I have worked for Fluor for over 32 years and fulfilled roles as a Structural Engineer, Procurement/Contracts, Project Controls, Project Management and Business Development. I have had assignments to: Vancouver, Calgary, Venezuela, Italy, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Manila and several US cities & refineries. I am currently an Executive Director Business Development for Energy Solutions and Energy Transitions. I have been married for 32 years and have 3 kids. I enjoy swimming, biking, running, triathlons and Spartan races.
Degree: B.S. in Computer Science Engineering '12, B.S. in Electrical Engineering '12
Time at UCI: Christopher worked as a Peer Academic Advisor for the school of engineering. He was also involved with Tau Beta Pi.
Bio: Christopher currently working as a Design Automation Lead on a team that is developing cutting edge Optane Persistent Memory products as a part of Intel Corporation’s Data Center Group. He is an avid tinkerer and 3D printer advocate with multiple printers that are almost continuously running. On weekends you might find him kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in Back Bay or cycling on one of the many bike trails in Irvine.
Degree: B.A. in Political Science ‘92
Time at UCI: Patty was involved in student government and a non-profit humanitarian organization called Project Ngoc. Knowing that she wanted to become a lawyer, Patty also volunteered with the OC Bar Association, wrote articles for a magazine, and held a job with a nearby law firm.
Bio: Patty attended Harvard Law School and then worked at a large international law firm. In 1999, Patty and her husband (Rabi, B.S. Mech.E. ’92) moved back to Irvine, where they currently live. Patty and Rabi have 2 kids in college. Patty works in-house at a software company, where she oversees the admin, finance, and legal teams.
Degree: B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Management ‘11
Time at UCI: Sitara was involved with Engineering Student Council (ESC), the UCI Speech and Debate team, Pi Beta Phi, and the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI). She was elected the undergraduate Student Body President in her senior year. In that time, she was also selected to be the first ever student to sit on the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees.
Bio: Professionally, Sitara has taken her energy, charisma, and dynamism to the technology industry, where she has consistently functioned as the bridge between people, ideas, and product. As an early employee at Ring, the video doorbell company, Sitara helped build out the company’s smart home applications, first as a Senior Project Manager, then as a Senior Product Manager, helping to successfully position the company in its sale to Amazon. Now at Amazon, Sitara is spearheading the development of the Los Angeles chapter of Amazon Women in Engineering, helping to build a support and growth network for female engineers at the company. Prior to Ring, Sitara worked as the Manager of Implementation at Cargomatic, a start-up focused on creating efficiency in the shipping industry, and as a consultant at Kaiser Permanente, where she helped healthcare systems around the country implement software to manage their workflows.
In 2019, Sitara was awarded the Lauds and Laurels – Distinguished Young Alumna award for her professional achievements and community engagement.