Sharon Ayalde

Research Program Manager, Academic Engagements

I am a research program manager on the Facebook Research Operations and Academic Relations team. I focus on fostering engaging collaborations, projects, programs and conference activities for the Facebook Infrastructure and Security research teams. I help build strong strategic plans to help our research teams be impactful and bring value to the academic community. In addition, I am proud to lead and manage the Facebook Fellowship program.

Prior to joining Facebook, I have been working within the entertainment industry for the past 16+ years at GameWorks/Sega Entertainment USA and, most recently, Technicolor for 10.5 years where I worked in various marketing and program management roles. For the majority of my time at Technicolor, I worked for the Chief Scientist and the Chief Technology Officer managing and leading technical initiatives—the Technicolor Fellowship Network, Engineering Awards, Scientific Advisory Board and the Technicolor Science & Technology Week. I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from California State University, Fullerton.