“The team was professional, caring and very attentive throughout the process. The help they provided in finding employment for my partner was hugely helpful.”
As the director of the Capital Resource Network, Linda Assadian helps to welcome newly relocated professionals and their families to the Capital Region. After 17 years of living in four different countries, raising two children and supporting the career advancement of her engineer husband of 22 years, Linda understands the unique tests and blessings that can accompany relocation and now works to pay that knowledge and experience forward to others.
Linda’s personal insight brings invaluable perspective to her role as she assists the entire family acclimate to their new community from social, dual career, cultural, and linguistic challenges. Linda knows that finding the right network of resources, prior to and after relocation, can be an invaluable lifeline and understands how the right start can have a huge positive impact on the overall relocation experience.
Prior to becoming director of the Capital Resource Network, Linda lived her years abroad in France, Germany and lastly England where she served at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, as a Trade Marketing Officer responsible for growing trade partners. Linda began her career at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and served in several roles including marketing, business services, and regional government relations. A Registered Nurse with the State of California, Linda also earned an MBA from California State University, Sacramento. While in the UK, she served as a Trustee of the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Bank.
Client Engagement and Community Relations Manager
Born and raised in a neighboring community, Caitlin is the sixth generation of her family to make Northern California home. After 26 years working in state and local government, she joined the CRN team and now focuses largely on dual career support for families new to the region. Caitlin also has an extensive background in k-12 education, serves on a local public school governing board and provides support as a mentor and resource to students in the area. She graduated from Mills College, earning a BA in Government.
Caitlin has one son who attends college in San Diego.
Client Services Coordinator
As a child of immigrant parents, Sophie spent much of her life traveling domestically and internationally. In 2012, she moved from the Washington, DC area to Davis with her family. Today, by providing integration support tailored to client and family needs and interests, Sophie serves as a “lifeline” to the newly relocated professionals who’ve been referred to CRN.
Prior to joining the CRN, Sophie served as the Program Manager of UC Davis ADVANCE to support the recruitment, retention and promotion of women and underrepresented faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In 2017, she was selected by the Chancellor’s Office for the UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.