Paisley Williams

Naomi Hammonds

Naomi is a full-time student at UCLA, who joined the Technology Development Group in Summer 2021. As an out-of-state student from Las Vegas, Nevada she is currently working on her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Naomi expects to graduate with her B.S. degree in 2024. Prior to this, Naomi has worked in a managerial position at Massage Envy with no prior experience in patent prosecution. She possesses a strong interest for real-world exposure to technology development, marketing, and commercialization. 

Tamara Alcaraz

Lily Yu

Lily Yu joined UCLA’s Technology Development Group in March of 2015 as a Patent Prosecution Analyst.   She provides patent support to the business development officers, inventors, and licensees by managing their extensive patent portfolios.   In addition, she handles all of the annuities for UCLA.  She began her intellectual patent career in 2011 at Ladas & Parry.   Prior to working in the patent field, she worked in education and nonprofit.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies from UCLA.

Shemekia Brown

Shemekia Brown joined UCLA TDG in June of 2014 as a Patent Prosecution Analyst. She brings over 12 years experience in intellectual property prosecution. Prior to UCLA, she worked for Kilpatrick Townsend as a Patent Prosecution Specialist for 10 years. Shemekia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from San Jose State.

Charanjit Arora, J.D., PhD

Charan joined UCLA TDG in December 2013. Prior to UCLA, he was a patent attorney at a New York City law firm where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA.

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