April 19, 2024 

Dear colleagues,

As our Center continues to grow and thrive, we are also expanding our team. Please join me in welcoming Cecilia (Cece) Szarnyasi to the CNLM Core Team. On April 1st, 2024 Cece began serving as the CNLM’s Administrator.

She will be the primary point of contact for all administrative matters for the Center, including facility reservations, purchasing requests, travel booking and reimbursements, speaker arrangements, event management, among other projects. She will also supervise all student staff and volunteers at the Center.

Cece completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entertainment and Hospitality at California State University, Fullerton. Before joining the CNLM team, she worked at the UCI School of Law as an Events Assistant, helping both with administrative tasks and coordination for events. She also previously worked in the Parks and Recreation department at the City of Yorba Linda, teaching art classes, running the front desk, and assisting with events. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, ice skating, doing crafts, and rock climbing. She is passionate about traveling and learning new things.

We are delighted to have Cece on our team. When you get a chance please stop by and say hello!

Very best,

Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D.
Professor and James L. McGaugh Chair
Director, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory