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Our Team

Staff and Collaborators

At Sustainable Horizons Institute, we are more than just another group of specialists.  We are a diverse and award-winning team of scientists, communicators, and educators working together to build sustainable futures. We know difference is the essential component of a strong team.  It is our identity and our business, and it enables us… Continue reading

Mary Ann Leung, Founder and President

Dr. Leung is a nationally acclaimed leader in the design and implementation of innovative programs aimed at developing the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leaders.  As an accomplished scientist, Mary Ann honors and treasures the process of scientific discovery.  As the director of major STEM-focused educational programs, Dr. Leung nurtured her… Continue reading

Silvia Crivelli

Silvia Crivelli is a computational biologist who has been working on protein folding for 17 years. She has led various teams of students and post-doctoral researchers to compete in CASP (Critical Assessment of techniques for protein Structure Prediction) which is a community-wide, worldwide, multidisciplinary competition that challenges the best labs to submit blind predictions of… Continue reading

Raquell Holmes

Dr. Raquell Holmes is a researcher and educator skilled in supporting scientists crossing disciplinary and cultural barriers to advance their own abilities and to broaden the scope of their research.  Holmes uses her understanding of computing, computation and biology to create interdisciplinary research projects and increase participation in the computational sciences.  She is developing an approach… Continue reading

Patricia Meza

Program Assistant with Sustainable Horizons Institute (SHI). She is a driven individual with a background in accounting. Her experience doesn’t only live with books, payroll, accounts receivable and payables. She also has a background in IT, graphic design, event coordinating, and HR. She is hoping that with her experience she can contribute to the mission and growth of SHI.

Connie L. McNeely

Connie L. McNeely received the B.A. (A.B.) in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and the M.A. (A.M.) and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. She is currently Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, where she is also the Co-Director of the Center for Science and Technology… Continue reading

Patricia Montemer

Patricia Montemer serves as the Controller of the Sustainable Horizons Institute. In her role, Patricia has overall responsibility for all fiscal reporting activities by providing strategic business and accounting leadership. Patricia has over 20 years of experience spanning finance and project management within the nonprofit and private sectors. As a socially concerned individual, Patricia has… Continue reading

Jasmine Pineda

Jasmine Pineda serves as the Program Assistant of Sustainable Horizons Institute. Jasmine received her B.S in Sustainability Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and is currently pursuing her M.S in Environmental Science & Policy from Johns Hopkins University. As an undergraduate student, she worked with UCR’s Office of Sustainability primarily focusing on community outreach… Continue reading

Damian Rouson

Damian Rouson is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in software design and development for multiphysics modeling, including classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and multiphase flow. He coauthored the textbook Scientific Software Design: The Object-Oriented Way (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been contracted to teach related courses at supercomputer centers and universities in the… Continue reading