Maysoon Lehmeidi is passionate about creating opportunities for students to get hands on learning experiences. She is also a Program Manager at UC San Diego Extension in the Education and Community Outreach Department, where she oversees the development of various educational programs such as Academic Connections, Research Scholars, and the Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Programs. She has worked for UC San Diego in a variety of different capacities for over 8 years. Prior to working with UC San Diego Extension, she was the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) program at the Jacobs School of Engineering. She also worked in the Division of Biological Sciences as a Program Coordinator, developing and maintaining continuing education programs for professionals in the field of biotechnology. Maysoon received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from UC San Diego and received her M.S. in Economics from Boston University.