Meet the Staff of the Silicon Valley Program
Dean, Robert Day School of Economics & Finance
Robin and Peter Barker Professor of Economics
Professor Blomberg has faculty appointments in the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and the politics, philosophy, and economics program. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, econometrics, statistics and political economy. With research interests grounded in macroeconomics, international economics, political economy and a focus on terrorism, he has written extensively on the economics of terrorism in journals, books, and newspapers. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Blomberg has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in such top economics journals as the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Blomberg has held appointments on the President's Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Harvard University and Wellesley College. He also served in the United States Military for eight years and been the United States representative to the Economic Committee for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Director, Silicon Valley Program
Senior Development Officer
Steve Siegel is the founding director of the Claremont Colleges' Silicon Valley Program. Prior to this appointment, he served Claremont McKenna College as Associate Vice President, Development with responsibilities for fundraising in support of the Campaign for Claremont McKenna as well as the College's ten research institutes. Mr. Siegel also oversaw stewardship, donor relations, the donor database, and general office management. Steve is a veteran education administrator, having served Claremont McKenna College and Wheaton College (MA) promoting those institutions to their respective alumni, parents, and friends for nearly a quarter-century. Steve’s first fund-raising position was with the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA, a medical research organization engaged in innovative research to treat and prevent deafness, hearing loss, and balance disorders. He also co-founded a marketing and strategy consultancy specializing in pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care supply chain clients throughout the United States. A 1987 economics-accounting graduate of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, Steve earned his MBA in 1998 from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management [Drucker School] at Claremont Graduate University, specializing in marketing with an emphasis on educational management. He also has served in leadership roles with a number of civic organizations such as Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic), the Carden Arbor View School, and the Drucker Alumni Association.
Program Coordinator, Silicon Valley Program
Nereida Moussa serves as Program Coordinator for the Silicon Valley Program, working with the Director, students, and professional community to organize the Program’s initiatives. Additionally, she will organize the annual ITAB Silicon Valley Networking Trip each January. Nereida worked at the College Board’s San Jose office as Assistant Director, Professional Development and Operations. She held other positions at the College Board, as well as at Cisco. Nereida earned a professional certificate in event and meeting planning from San Francisco State, and a B.A. in theatre arts with an English concentration from San Jose State.
Director, Off-Campus Study
Kristen Mallory entered the field in 1999 when she received her MA degree in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. As Director of Off-Campus Studies, Ms. Mallory manages all study abroad academic opportunities as well as CMC’s Washington Internship Program and the Silicon Valley Program. She has held additional International Education positions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and with the Forum on Education Abroad (ForumEA). She is a NAFSA Trainer Corps Member, and co-wrote the NAFSA CEP Workshop Health and Safety in International Education. She is currently a member of the ForumEA Council, the ForumEA Data Committee, and the IFSA Butler National Advisory Committee Executive Council. She has previously held positions as a QUIP Reviewer for the ForumEA, as the Chairperson for the ForumEA Annual Conference, on the National Advisory Board for the College of Global Studies, Arcadia University, as a member of the Academic Council for IES Abroad, and she has chaired the IES Abroad Nominations Committee. Her international experience includes Peace Corps, Chad, and study abroad Paris. She has led many workshops on the topics of Health and Safety, Home Institution and Program Provider Relationships, and Language Policy in Study Abroad. She was an accountant for the U.S. federal government prior to entering the field.