Officers & Directors


An elected board of directors oversees all phases of ARCS Foundation Orange County. At monthly board meetings, the work and progress of the committees are discussed.

The fiscal year is July 1 –June 30, with the annual meeting each May. The year’s largest event is the Scholar Awards Dinner, when the scholars present the results of their research. 


 Officers and Board of Directors - July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

Chapter President

Nan W. Hultgren, Ph.D.

UC Irvine Alum, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, 2018

UC Los Angeles, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIH IRACDA Fellow


Events Coordinator

Mia M. Fujii

ARCS OC Advisory Board Member, 2023, 2024

UC Irvine Alum, Electrical Engineering

UC Irvine Alumni Association Advisory Board member

Siemens Country Business Development Executive


VP, University and Scholar Relations

Stephanie Hachey

CEO and CSO, ImmunoTarget Therapeutics, Inc.

NCATS ICTS TL1 Scholar, UC Irvine



VP, Membership

Chandra Jain

Formerly at Beckman Coulter Instruments

ARCS OC member since 2008


VP, Alumni Relations

Jacqueline Rojas, Ph.D.

Retired STEM Educator

Peace Corps Volunteer

Board Vice Chair of the AISS Foundation (Achievement Institute for STEM Scholars)


VP, Communications

Anna Papio Toda, Ph.D.

UCI Irvine Alum, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Apple Inc.