The Innovation Team

Abby Queale headshotAbby Queale
Director of Innovation

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

Dr. Jessica Trask.Dr. Jessica Trask
Director of Research Compliance, Office of Research
Dr. Trask guides faculty, staff, and students in conducting research that is legal and ethical and oversees all areas of research compliance.

Icon representing a vacant positionVacant
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.

Headshot of a man in his 40s with dark hair and a salt-and-pepper mustach and stubbly beard, smiling.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 LaymonLisa Laymon
Innovation Programs Facilitator
Lisa helps coordinate programs focused on developing industry collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support programs and activities.

University Advancement Representative

Jacob ManaloorJacob (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.

San José State University Research Foundation Representatives

Position vacant.Deborah Maloney
Director of Sponsored Programs

Reed Frye.Reed Frye
Manager, Contracts
Reed provides contract management and support. 

need headshotEdgar Ceron
Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center


need headshotKim Tung Tran
Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center


Vacant.Sandeep Mukkamala
IP Specialist