About us

Who we are


Kathy Esparza

Program Assistant

Kathy Esparza is the Program Assistant for PIPRA. She earned her B.S. degree from UC Davis in 1983 and has since lived in various places around the world, landing back in the Davis/Sacramento area in 1999.

She joined the PIPRA team in 2006. She is responsible for PIPRA’s financial and award tracking for PIPRA’s projects. She also performs administrative assistance to the PIPRA teams as well as travel management and event management.

She also serves as Program Assistant for UC Davis’ Seed Central program.


Alan B.Bennett

Executive Director

Monica Alandete-Saez

Director of Analyses & Outreach

Pablo A. Zamora

International Alliance Manager

David J. Jefferson

Law & Policy Analyst

Catalina Gertsmann

Project Coordinator