6:00pm February 13, 2020

Corwin Pavilion, UCSB


Not sure how to get an internship or full-time job? This night will be full of professionals in STEM fields who will no doubt be valuable connections to have in the near future. Strike up a conversation and enjoy your dinner!

Join us for an evening dedicated to bringing sustainable technology to disadvantaged communities. We’re bringing the greatest minds in town together to facilitate a discussion about issues facing communities all over the world, as well as how sustainable technology can help mitigate them. Professionals and students alike will be able to network with one another and tackle the very difficult problems our world faces. Two guest speakers will be sharing their insightful stories about developing and spreading their innovations.

Companies Confirmed 

Speaker to be announced!



6:30pm April 18, 2019

Corwin Pavilion, UCSB



Meet the Speakers

Dr. Chandra Krintz

Professor of Computer Science at UCSB

Co-founder and Chief Scientist of AppScale Systems, Inc.

Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-founder and Chief Scientist of AppScale Systems, Inc. She joined the UCSB faculty in 2001 after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Chandra has led a number of different research projects that have advanced the state-of-the-art in programming and distributed systems in ways that improve performance and energy consumption, and that ease development and deployment of software. Recently, her work has focused on the intersection of IoT, cloud computing, and data analytics with applications in farming, ranching, and ecology (cf SmartFarm and WTB). Chandra has advised over 60 undergraduate and graduate students, has published numerous research articles regarding the implementation of programming languages in venues that include ASPLOS, IEEE IoTDI, HotCloud, IEEE Cloud, PLDI, TPDS, IEEE IC2E, and others, participates in efforts to broaden participation in computing, and is the progenitor of the AppScale project. Chandra’s efforts have been recognized with a NSF CAREER award, the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA), the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, and as the 2015 UCSB Sustainability Champion. Chandra is an IEEE and ACM senior member, has served as a member-at-large and vice chair of the ACM SIGPLAN Executive Committee, and serves as an associate editor of IEEE TCC and TPDS.

Jessica Perkins, PhD

Director of Sustainability, Apeel Sciences

Jessica leads the Sustainability function at Apeel Sciences, where she is responsible for development and execution of the company’s Sustainability Strategy. Prior to Apeel Sciences, Jessica worked in the Environmental Technologies groups at both Apple Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company, where she focused on by-product synergy, waste reduction strategies, green infrastructure initiatives, and company-wide environmental targets. Jessica earned a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering & Water Resources from Tufts University, as well as a Masters in Technology Management (MTM) and PhD in Environmental Science & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During Jessica’s time at Tufts she was actively involved in the Tufts EWB El Salvador project, traveling to the region for one assessment trip and one implementation trip focused on rural water development for the community of Porvenir in La Libertad.