No matter where Aileen goes and what she's assigned to do, she will find solutions to any problem, in any space.
Aileen currently provides "team science" or team-building consultations to faculty and research teams at the University of Southern California. She is also experienced at providing solutions for administering grants from pre to post-awarding processes.
Amplifying Community Voices in Science.
Spearheaded a Community Grant Reviewer Training Program
As a pilot grant administrator at USC, Aileen recognized the potential impact that community members may have on scientific grant proposals. To fill this missing gap in science, Aileen spearheaded a community reviewer training program which received funding from the National Institutes of Health. Aileen spearheaded this effort at USC and also led the program across 4 other Clinical and Translational Science Institutions (Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and University of California, Irvine).
Spearheaded the first healthy communities program in California. Aileen led a 200-member Chino Walks walking program, an annual 4-month weekly Farmers Market, 50-member Community Garden program, 800 employees of the Employee Wellness Program, and 150 member Healthy Chino Coalition.
Aileen spearheaded an innovative, collaborative scientific review process at USC among peer institutions (Harvard University, University of California, Irvine, Washington University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Medical College of Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth University, Ohio State University, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences).
A Natural Public Speaker
Aileen is always prepared and conscious in delivering important topics to an audience of learners. She has been a leader and a public speaker since she was 15 years old, presenting opportunities, reqeusting for feedback, and demonstrating solutions.