Cara (Baird) O'Hare

Licensing Associate
Cara Baird


In her role as the Licensing Associate for Enterprise & Innovation, Cara Baird is involved in technology commercialization services including technology licensing, new company formation and the facilitation of strategic partnerships. She specializes in business development, market research, strategic marketing, commercialization, and new venture creation.

Ms. Baird has a background in developing university innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. In her previous roles, Ms. Baird co-founded the UC Merced Venture Lab, UC Merced’s first business incubator, which was later awarded a National Science Foundation - Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site designation and expanded under California Assembly Bill 2664.


B.S., Management, University of California, Merced, 2015