Monthly Archives: May 2022

Alumni Spotlight: ICS Couple Lloyd and Melissa Tullues ’03 Honored at UCI’s Lauds & Laurels Ceremony

May 27, 2022

Melissa and Lloyd Tulles at the Lauds & Laurels event. She has short brown hair and is wearing a purple dress. He has a brown mustache and beard and is wearing a gray jacket with a blue tie and a gray cap. They are both smiling and holding wine glasses, standing in front of a blue background with the Lauds & Laurels logo on it.

At the 2022 Lauds & Laurels ceremony on May 26, 2022, the UCI Alumni Association honored 23 accomplished individuals with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, including two graduates of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). Melissa Tullues, director of technical program management at Electronic Arts (EA), and her husband, Lloyd Tullues, co-founder and CTO of Carbonated, were recognized for their successful tech careers and continued engagement with ICS as mentors, speakers and research collaborators.

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ICS Alumna Alegria Baquero ’14 Named 2022 Moxie Award Winner

May 13, 2022

Alegria Baquero headshot. She has shoulder length dark brown hair and a big smile. She is wearing a black shirt with white sleeves that have butterflies and flowers on them.//

On April 26, 2022, the Built In online community for startups and tech companies introduced the winners of the 2022 Moxie Award. The award recognizes “women rising in their careers who are creating change from the ground floor of tech [and] who have broken barriers to shape a bright future of technical excellence and inclusivity [in] this industry.” Of the nearly 1,000 nominations submitted, 100 women in tech were selected, including Alegria Baquero, who earned her Ph.D. in informatics from UCI’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) in 2014.

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