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Radha Basu is the new co-managing director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. She joins the university after retiring from SupportSoft as CEO and founding the Anudip Foundation, which funds humanitarian projects.

The Office of Marketing and Communications welcomes Mansi Bhatia, university writer/editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Iowa, Bhatia worked at San Jose State for four years prior to coming to SCU.

Brandon Brackett is the new resident director of the Unity Residential Learning Community. He’s joining us from Washington State University, where he’s been working as a resident director for the past four years.

A warm welcome goes out to Alejandro Covarrubias, the new resident director of the Loyola Residential Learning Community. He recently finished his Master’s degree in student affairs in higher education at Colorado State University where he was a graduate apartment manager and a graduate assistant in judicial affairs.

Geetha Dholakia is a senior research associate at the Center for Nanostructures. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India in 1999. Her current research in the Center for Nanostructures is in the areas of electronic transport in the nanoscale, measurement of nanoscale material properties, and scanning probe microscopy.

Heather Marzynski is the director of prospect research in development. She joined SCU after relocating to the Bay Area from Detroit, where she was director of prospect management and alumni affairs at Wayne State University for eight years.

Fellow Bronco Aaesha Sheikh ’04 returns to SCU as a laboratory technician in the biology department. She’s working on studying carbon metabolism in Caulobacter crescentus bacterium.

Say hello to Judette Tobes, the new resident director of Xavier Residential Learning Community. Born and raised in San Francisco, she’s very happy to be back in the Bay Area after having spent three years as a resident director at Boston College.

Marissa White is another new assistant coach for women’s basketball. She comes to SCU after three seasons as the coordinator of women’s basketball operations at the University of the Pacific. Go Broncos!

Stay tuned for more new hires from this summer. If you have any new hire announcements, e-mail Connie Coutain.

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