Seaver Spotlight is LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineer’s signature speaker series featuring distinguished leaders in STEM who share their experiences and insights as they seek to live lives of meaning and purpose.
“Great Minds of STEM”
The Seaver Spotlight Fall 2023 event features three distinguished industry leaders who will share their insights into the fields of environmental engineering, technology, and health care. Moderated by Seaver College’s Dean Tina Choe, panelists will address some of the exciting opportunities on the horizon, important skill sets, and advice for students.
This panel discussion features three of Seaver’s six Industry Practice Leaders, industry practitioners appointed by the college to be resources to Seaver students by sharing their experiences and professional expertise:
- Traci Minamide, M.S. '87, is the chief operating officer for City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, a department of over 3,500 employees with an annual revenue of over $1 billion. Minamide currently serves on the Board of SoCal Water. Read more.
- Josh Mosqueira is the game director at Bad Robot Games, a full-scale game development and publishing house created by Bad Robot Productions, a film and television production company. Mosqueira is a co-founder of Bonfire Studios and was the game director on Diablo III. Read more.
- Kirk Tamaddon, M.D., is the area medical director and chief of staff at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, responsible for the care delivered by 535 physicians (and 1900 employees) to more than 245,000 Kaiser Permanente member patients. Read more.
Former President & CEO, Aerospace Corporation
Former Interim President, USC
"Leadership in a Complex World"
Thursday, March 23, 2023
President, Gladstone Institutes
Director, Roddenberry Stem Cell Center, Gladstone Institutes
Attending Pediatric Cardiologist, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
"Hacking the Genetic Code to Treat Human Disease"
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Director, Vatican Observatory
President, Vatican Observatory Foundation
"Your God is Too Small"
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Associate Medical Director of Patient Safety Programs, Flatiron Health
"Innovation in the Time of COVID-19"
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Aerospace Corporation President
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Retired Four-Star General
"The Only Woman in the Room"
Friday, October 4, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
President and COO, SpaceX
Friday, September 21, 2018
President and CEO, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Chair, LMU Board of Trustees
"Do You Want to Hear God Laugh?"
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
CEO, Computational Diagnostics, Inc.
Managing Partner, Clinical Neurophysiological Services, LLC
Director of Intraoperative Monitoring Services, Allegheny Health Network
"Life is Not Linear: How LMU Prepares You for the Curves"
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
President of Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health
Chief Executive, St. Joseph Health
"From Scientist to Strategist: A Mother's Journey"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Vice President, FLOUR Corporation
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Propulsion Chief Technology Officer, SpaceX
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Director of Social Innovation & Impact, TOMS
Thursday, November 12, 2015
President, Simplexity Product Development
"Success on Your Own Terms: Seizing Opportunity While Focusing on Your Priorities"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Surgeon and Professor of Surgery
"From the Classroom to the Operating Room"
Thursday, November 6, 2014