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Caltech Y Welcomes New Board Members

The Caltech Y is honored to welcome three new board members:

Cindy Bengtson

Cindy retired after 30 years of leadership positions with ARCO/BP and devotes her time to community service. At age 25, she created Big Sisters of Los Angeles, which merged 41 years later as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. Her other non-profit work has included memberships and board roles in over 15 organizations, most recently Leadership Pasadena and Los Altos Auxiliary for Hathaway Sycamores.

Nathan Dalleska

Nathan began working at Caltech in 1995 and is presently the Director of the Resnick Water and Environment Laboratory. Nathan earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Utah.

Nick von Gersdorff

Nick is a Caltech alumnus (MS ‘06). He started his career in hydropower as an undergraduate student at Harvey Mudd, analyzing critical infrastructure, which paved the way to his current position as Southern California Edison’s Chief Dam Safety Engineer. He is passionate about traveling and fostering green energy internationally and is currently working to develop hydropower in the country of Georgia.

Cindy, Nathan, and Nick bring a considerable amount of expertise to the board of directors. We are thrilled to have them join the Caltech Y family!



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