Sharon is the Senior Manager at LACI that helps assess the training needs of workforce development participants, LACI startups, and Advanced Prototyping Center (APC) Members. She has a background in instructional design, training and development, and learning management systems. Prior to LACI, Sharon was a Training Specialist for Philz Coffee where she participated in the design and implementation of new hire training programs and leadership development workshops to drive professional performance and achieve business goals. Sharon’s passion for learning and development started when she worked as a Behavior Intervention Specialist for children with special needs. During that time she helped clients diagnosed with the Autism Spectrum Disorder with daily self-help skills, develop communication techniques for non-verbal clients, and achieve behavioral goals set by parents and Program Supervisors. Sharon is a Bay Area native and graduated from University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Since joining LACI Sharon’s developed a deep appreciation for clean technology and loves to contribute her passion for learning and development towards workforce development.