The Innovation Team

Abby Queale.

Abby Queale

Director of Innovation

Abby leads the implementation of the strategic plan for supporting innovation, commercialization, technology transfer and economic development activities at SJSU.

Phone: 408-924-3811

Dr. Jessica Trask.

Dr. Jessica Trask

Senior Director of Research Services, Office of Research

Dr. Trask focuses on delivering high-quality services to our faculty and students to enhance their RSCA planning and ensure that all SJSU RSCA is ethical and compliant.

Phone: 408-924-2460

Industry Research Alliances Specialist.


Industry Research Alliances Specialist

The Industry Research Alliances Specialist brokers research agreements and collaborations with industry partners to increase innovation opportunities for faculty and staff at SJSU.

Mash (Michael) Ashley.

Mash (Michael) Ashley

SpartUp Incubator Launch Director

Mash leads the SpartUp Incubator team, serves as a mentor and also teaches in the Lucas College of Business.

Lisa Laymon.

Lisa Laymon

Innovation Programs Facilitator

Lisa helps coordinate programs focused on developing industry collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support programs and activities.

Phone: 408-924-3324

University Advancement Representative

Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD.

Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD

Director of Development for Research and Innovation

Jake leads fundraising for our division and looks forward to helping increase innovative research and entrepreneurial opportunities at SJSU.

Phone: 408-924-2053

San José State University Research Foundation Representatives

Deborah Maloney.

Deborah Maloney

Director of Sponsored Programs

Phone: 408-924-1421

Reed Frye.

Reed Frye

Manager, Contracts

Reed provides contract management and support.

Phone: 408-924-1546

Edgar Ceron.

Edgar Ceron

Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

Phone: 408-924-1402

Kim Tung Tran.

Kim Tung Tran

Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

Phone: 408-924-1402

Sandeep Mukkamala.

Sandeep Mukkamala

IP Specialist

Phone: 408-924-5462