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Jennifer Louie-Abernathy is a Senior Vice President of Data Analysis at Battea – Class Action Services, LLC, managing a team that analyzes and processes trade data for claims eligibility in class action lawsuits involving securities fraud. She has 15+ years experience in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle specializing in financial services. She earned her Master of Business Administration from University of San Francisco – Masagung Graduate School of Management and her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Business with a concentration in Management of Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Jennifer first attended NTLP in 1996 and staffed camps for many years. She serves on our Board as the Chair. She also designed and maintains the NTLP website.
U-Wen is a Portfolio Manager at RS Investment Management LLC, where she leads a team that manages the RS Global and International Developed Market Equity Funds. U-Wen has been in the investment field for more than 20 years. Her experience includes working with several large North American financial institutions, helping them create domestic and global investment strategies, building new businesses through product launches and helping them expand these businesses through marketing and internal sales efforts. U-Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Shaun Rehmani has a Business Management Degree from San Diego State University, where he studied International Entrepreneurship. He was chosen to be a part of the inaugural class of the Lavin Venture Group, an organization created to spawn a new generation of social entrepreneurs. He has helped to create Micro-finance lending institutions in Kenya, founded shelter libraries in El Salvador, and has recently helped Sutter Care at Home in raising $96,000 to help home hospice workers in their mission to provide top quality end of life care. Currently, Shaun works as a Real Estate Agent, and helps to run his family’s small businesses.
Trenton is an alumnus of the program from 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz. Trenton is the current NTLP Board Treasurer.
Edgar Wong-Chen served as NTLP’s Board Chairperson from 2011 to January 2018 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2003. He has extensive experience working in social justice and fighting for workers’ rights around the world. Edgar currently works as a Researcher for the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy (IHSP). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst obtaining a Master of Science in Labor Studies with a focus on International and Domestic Corporate Social Responsibility and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Edgar is a proud alumnus of the NTLP program and has been involved since 1996.
Grant is a member of the Data Virtualization team at Delphix in San Francisco, where he works on developing features that enable customers with Microsoft SQL Server deployed to virtualize, govern, and deliver data on demand. Grant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering from University of Washington.
LTC Jeff Moore has served in the US Army for 22 years with two combat tours in Iraq and has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a combat zone and the Meritorious Service Medal for service in support of civilian authorities combating the smuggling of drugs across our southwest border. He is currently serving on active duty as the Executive Officer for the Joint Counterdrug Task Force California National Guard and is preparing to depart on his third combat tour to Afghanistan. LTC Moore has been supporting NTLP since 2000, facilitating the low R.O.P.E.S. course at the camps. He obtained his Bachelors degree from California State University Long Beach and a Masters of Arts degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the Commanding General’s Staff Officers Course and the US Naval Post Graduate School, Performance Measurement and Budgeting.
Joshua R. Pukini is a Managing Director at Cal Pac Capital Advisors in Newport Beach, CA. Josh attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies.
Laura Segura founded the National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP) in 1992 with little more than a Mac Plus Computer and some floppy drives. The first program at California State University, Sacramento hosted 185 students; over the past past twenty-plus years it has served over 18,000 students. During her tenure, NTLP has secured grants from Ford Motor Company, California State Automobile Association, the Boeing Company, the California National Guard and numerous schools, school districts and civic organizations. In 2002, Laura was selected as an Olympic Torchbearer in recognition of her work with NTLP.
Laura attended Pierce Community College and Cal State Northridge majoring in Dance and minoring in English. She then worked as a professional dancer from 1974 to 1977, performing with Interim Dance Theater and Theater Arts Program of Los Angeles. Once she hung up her dancing shoes, Laura spent 12 years as a Meeting Planner for American Express Travel, Hawaii and Los Angeles, followed by 8 years in sales and marketing, first for Sacramento Magazine and then for the California Manufacturers Association.
For the past 6 years, Nii Sai Sai has been leveraging his MBA and 10+ years of Technology Consulting experience with IBM and PwC to help Aspire Public Schools fulfill its mission of “College for Certain” for under-served communities in CA and TN. He began his career training recent college graduates on core Software Development skills, and also coordinated the year-round internship program for PwC’s Professional Development Center in Tampa. Nii Sai got his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Nii Sai is a soccer fanatic, plays the bass guitar, and enjoys collaborating with his recording artist wife on music projects.