Intern Highlights

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) offers interns and international fellows a valuable opportunity to learn about processes related to technology commercialization, intellectual property marketing and business. Our interns develop skills that they utilize throughout their careers. Learn more about the success of our interns.  If interested in becoming a TCO intern or international fellow, please contact us!

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TCO Intern Appointed Marketing Specialist at Georgetown University, Office of Technology Commercialization

Dr. Monita Tarazi, former intern for the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), was appointed as Marketing Specialist for Georgetown University, Office of Technology Commercialization in May of 2022. Dr. Tarazi also graduated from GW in May 2022 with a STEM MBA. She transitioned into her MBA program after academic research in agronomy and a small biotech company.

“Working at GW's Technology Commercialization Office was a fantastic experience! The TCO team guided me through a complete journey where I learned about technology commercialization and intellectual property marketing of inventions. This opportunity was crucial in starting my new role at Georgetown University's Office of Technology Commercialization.”

-- Dr. Tarazi

TCO Intern Appointed Patent Agent in Prestigious Law Firm

Dr. Indrani Dasgupta, former intern for the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), was appointed as Patent Agent for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati law firm in their San Diego office in June 2014.  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati is the largest law firm in the United States for representing startup ventures. With her law firm's support, Dr. Dasgupta attended and graduated from the George Washington University Law School. She is now a patent attorney for the international pharmaceutical company, Sanofi.

“My experience with technology commercialization while an intern at GW’s Technology Commercialization Office was very valuable in understanding the business of commercializing early stage technologies and was key to my landing a position at such a prestigious law firm as Wilson Sonsini.”

-- Dr. Dasgupta

TCO Intern Appointed Intellectualy  Property Associate

Doyon Won, former intern for the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), became an Associate at the Intellectual Property Department of the Boston law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish after he received his law degree. There he advised clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters. Now Doyon is Counsel for the pharmaceutical company AbbVie.

"Interning at the GW Technology Commercialization Office was one of the most valuable components of my education at GW.  The insight and experience that I gained working at the TCO were helpful in my job search and are useful for my current job."

-- Doyon Won


TCO International Fellow

Dr. Catherina Caballero-George spent the summer of 2016 as a Visting Scholar in our office learning best practices for technology commercialization. Dr. Caballero-George will share hands on experience with other researchers in Panama and help them increase their ability to create global impact from their inventions. She will also raise awareness in government, academia and research centers on the importance of creating a political and regulatory framework to enable technology transfer and empower entrepreneurs.

"My internship at the GW TCO allowed me to experience successful collaborations between industry, academia and the government, which I am promoting back in my country."
--Dr. Catherina Caballero-George