Our incredible network of speakers, mentors, administrative and faculty advisors provide inspiration and support for our student prototyping teams. Browse our growing list of individuals who volunteer their time and energy to the Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge at San José State University.


Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Liccardo where she leads efforts to build the “smart city” vision and strategy for San José.

Oliver Chen

Startup and Innovator Enablement at Intel Corporation.

Jessica Weare

Microsoft’s Civic Technology and Community Engagement Manager, focusing on civic engagement projects in San Jose and Santa Clara County.

Sid Espinosa

Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Microsoft Silicon Valley.

Danny Harris

Knight Foundation’s San José Program Director.

Lisa Vollendorf

Dean of SJSU College of Humanities and the Arts

Jeremy Carter

Design Education Evangelist on the AEX Learning Futures team.