Personal mission I have a passion for technology and education. My commitment is to deliver the benefits of powerful ideas through connecting the ideas people to the operation people to the resources people. Position My role as Acting Director of International Research Advancement provides University of California, Santa Barbara is to assist our global innovator to connect with international colleagues, both public and private, to create maximum impact in the scientific community, in the university community, in the global community. Description Extensive experience as maven and connector in education and technology research projects: coordination new contacts to international experts for collaborations with researcher, companies and governmental partnerships. Inviting SB delegations to the strategic geographical region with the goal of organizing workshops, business match-making, & networking opportunities between foreign companies and local SB network.