The CCTO welcomes Cheriene Agpoon, our new RA3 with Finance. Cheriene graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She also has a certificate in Contract Management from UC Irvine. Prior to joining the CCTO, she was a Senior Contracts & Grants Specialist at NCIRE (Northern California Institute for Research and Education) located at the San Francisco VA. Prior to NCIRE she was a Budget Analyst at UCSF in the Office of Clinical Research. Cheriene also worked at SRI International formally known as Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park for 11 years in the Accounting and Contracts department, and Business Office. Cheriene is looking forward to gaining more experience in creating budgets for clinical trials and opportunities for growth. She hopes to possibly meet her co-workers someday in person and build a strong working relationship with them so they may grow as a team together. Cheriene loves to travel the world and find new places to eat, as she loves to learn about different cultures. She likes to read (or listen to audio books) and is in a book club. Cheriene is also a certified scuba diver, but hasn’t gone diving in a few years. She usually tries to go diving when she travels. Cheriene spends a lot of time with her immediate family and close friends. She loves to hang out with her two nephews who are 4 and 5 years old, and her 1 year old baby niece as much as she can. She is the oldest of four and has two sisters and a brother. An interesting fact about Cheriene is she hates cheese, ketchup, and milk, but loves pizza, tomatoes, and milk shakes. She knows that is definitely strange, but embraces it. Please help us welcome Cheriene!