Alumni at the 2019 Engineering Design Showcase

GOLD Board

"Graduates of the Last Decade"

Who we are

We are alumni who have graduated in the last ten years who love UC Davis and the College of Engineering and want to see it thrive!

What we do

  • Rally recent grads to stay connected to UC Davis
  • Serve as a voice of recent grads to the college
  • Spread the word to the alumni community about exciting opportunities to stay involved

Why it matters

  • Meet amazing Aggies
  • Gain volunteer leadership experience
  • Be a mentor or find a mentor

Interested in getting involved? Contact us to learn more.

Executive Committee 

Natalya Bruner
Natalya Bruner, Co-Chair 

B.S. 2015, Biomedical Engineering 
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Product Development 


Abril Topete Castaneda
Abril Topete Castaneda, Co-Chair 

B.S. 2020, Computer Science & Engineering  
Software Engineer 


Stan Luferov
Kostyantyn (Stan) Luferov, Secretary 

B.S. 2018 Biochemical Engineering 
MSAT Engineer II 
Miltenyi Biotec 


Eric Taurone
Eric Taurone, Engagement Chair

B.S. 2019, Materials Science & Engineering 
Software Development Engineer 


Negina Ayar
Negina Ayar, Membership Chair

B.S. 2016, Civil Engineering 
Senior Engineer 
Carlson Barbee & Gibson 


Minerva Olaya
Minerva Olaya, Philanthropic Impact Chair 

B.S. 2020, Biomedical Engineering  
Associate Engineer 


General Board Members 

Kenneth Ainslie
Kenneth Ainslie, Communications Committee 

M.S. 2019, Materials Science & Engineering 
Associate Research Scientist/Engineer 
Concentric Advisors 



Kaila Balancio, Membership Committee 

B.S. 2015, Electrical Engineering 
Assistant Registrar - Compliance 
University of California, Davis 


Sasha Eckstein
Sasha Eckstein, Communications Committee 

B.S. 2022, Biological Systems Engineering 
Graduate Student Researcher 
University of California, Davis 


Valerie Quiroz
Valerie Quiroz, Engagement Committee 

B.S. 2020, Mechanical Engineering  
Research and Development Engineer 
Penumbra Inc 


Man Yu
Man Yu, Engagement Committee

B.S. 2022, Electrical Engineering