Meet The Connect Team: Sofia Ayad

Meet The Connect Team: Sofia Ayad

Get To Know Connect’s Senior Marketing Manager Ever since I was young I knew I would be involved in business to some degree. I was fortunate enough to have exposure to entrepreneurialism growing up because my father started his own painting company 30 years ago...
Meet The Connect Team: Kylie Hovey

Meet The Connect Team: Kylie Hovey

Get To Know Connect’s Programs Marketing Coordinator As a member of the Connect team, I am thrilled to be a part of such a collaborative community with a meaningful mission. I was first introduced to San Diego’s life science and innovation ecosystem through an...
Meet The Connect Team: Petra Stegmann, Ph.D.

Meet The Connect Team: Petra Stegmann, Ph.D.

Get To Know Connect’s VP of Educational Programs Since joining Connect in 2012, it has been a truly exciting journey to be immersed in the innovation community and experience firsthand how the San Diego ecosystem has grown and continues to flourish. I have met...
Meet The Connect Team: Cait Kelly

Meet The Connect Team: Cait Kelly

Get To Know Connect’s VP of Partnerships Right now, children in rural areas are cultivating entrepreneurial skills like self-direction and scrappiness by building forts in the oak trees and racing nearly totaled cars in homemade dirt tracks behind trailers in...
Meet The Connect Team: Tre Braquet

Meet The Connect Team: Tre Braquet

Get To Know Connect’s Strategic Inclusion Director My name is Tre Braquet and I am the Strategic Inclusion Director here at Connect. I have always found a sense of belonging within a community where something bigger than myself was the mission. I grew up in...
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...