Meet The Connect Team: Christie Marcella

Meet The Connect Team: Christie Marcella

Get To Know Connect’s COO As I read Peanuts books with my four-year old, I realize I have a lot more in common with Lucy than just the black hair. If I knew I could have set up an advice booth instead of a lemonade stand, I would have. I love helping people and...
Meet The Connect Team: Taryn Goode

Meet The Connect Team: Taryn Goode

Get To Know Connect’s Head of Life Sciences I recently joined the Connect Team in March of 2022 after five years working with early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs at the San Diego site of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS. I earned my undergraduate...
Meet The Connect Team: Matt Alamo

Meet The Connect Team: Matt Alamo

Get To Know Connect’s Programs Manager Hi Y’all! My name is Matt Alamo and I’m the Programs Manager at Connect. My goal is to help amazing companies succeed by providing access to capital and education. I am very grateful to be in the position to make an impact...
Meet The Connect Team: Gretel von Son

Meet The Connect Team: Gretel von Son

Get To Know Connect’s SBIR Director Hello everyone! My name is Gretel von Son and I currently serve as the SBIR Director at Connect. I aim to cultivate relationships between government and industry to drive innovation and elevate our community. I was born and...
Meet The Connect Team: Valerie Reyes

Meet The Connect Team: Valerie Reyes

Get To Know Connect’s Office Assistant My name is Valerie Reyes and I joined Connect as an Office Assistant in January of 2021. I majored in Media Communications at the Angeles University Foundation and am currently pursuing another degree in Business...
Meet The Connect Team: Sam DeLeon

Meet The Connect Team: Sam DeLeon

Get To Know Connect’s Capital Programs Coordinator My name is Samuel DeLeon, but people just call me Sam – short and simple. I was born in UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and grew up in Ventura County. Where I played basketball, surfed, practiced piano,...