Alumni Page

Faculty-Member -in-Residence

Juan Lucena, Ph.D.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

1999 Alumni

Melony Anderson
Univ. of Delaware

Grant Bennett
Colorado State Univ.

Nathan Carstens
Oregon State Univ.

Joshua Charm
Univ. of Michigan

Brian Coombe
Penn State Univ.

Rachel Dubbert
Kansas State Univ.

Jeffrey Jacobs
Utah State Univ.

Robert Kopenec
Purdue Univ.

Joshua Leonard
Stanford Univ.

Eric Lund
Aeronautical Univ.

Adam Margetts
Utah State Univ.

Stephen Nicholls
Kansas State Univ.

Brendan Rogillio
West Virginia Univ.

Robert Vance
Iowa State Univ.

Meredith "Lyndi" Wu
Princeton Univ.


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Melony Anderson  -- I graduated from George Washington law school in 2003, and have been practicing corporate litigation in Delaware (yes, Delaware) ever since. If anyone still checks this website, drop me a line - I'd love to know how everyone's doing. (08/06)

UPDATED Grant Bennett  -- I spent the first 6 1/2 years working as a licensed civil engineer, in the end as a project and program manager building a new city in southern New Mexico. I now work for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority administering Tax-Increment Financing for 'blighted' real estate projects. Plenty of other interests outside of work that I won't post here, but feel free to email. (1/08)

Nate Carstens --  I am a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. (on the technical side) in Nuclear Engineering at MIT. It is a great program but I am anxious to get out of school one of these years. (Nate's website) (07/03)

Joshua Charm  -- I took a job with an Israeli Hi-Tech/Start up company that makes a 3D vision system. It is really cool. (07/00).  "Another casualty of the global Economic slowdown. Got Fired!!! Still in Israel and having a blast." (10/01) I now make Tank Ammunition for the Army. Working at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. A nice side benefit of the job is getting to blow things up. (11/02)

Brian Coombe  -- No longer a resident of the 51st state; I am finally a proud homeowner in Charm City (sorry Josh, it's Baltimore). Still working for Bechtel in Frederick, MD, but on the management side now. As my work supports the US government, it is the closest thing I've done so far to public policy... and I'm enjoying it greatly. Almost done an MS in EE/Telecommunications at University of Maryland, College Park, and also working on an MS in Civil Engineering (project management focus) but not sure that I'll ever finish it at Maryland. No wife or kids. When I'm not working, studying, or commuting, I run the occasional road race. (10/07)

Rachel Dubbert  -- I'm working as a process improvement engineer at Hallmark Cards. Right now I'm starting to work with our printing department, which is a really interesting industry. (07/01)

Jeff Jacobs  --  I see it's been a while since anyone posted. I finished at Stanford Law in 2005. Working at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto, advising clients on tax. Married in 2003. One daughter. Fond memories my summer in DC. Would love to hear from anyone.  (06/06)

Juan Lucena  -- Became new director of the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers and Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines (07/02).

Eric Lund  --  I had a great time in the Phoenix Metro during the summer of 2001. I worked as a Systems Engineering Intern at Spectrum Astro.   Among my other accomplishments that summer: part of the first team from Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus to compete at the Aero Design® West Competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers; hiked the highest point in the state of Arizona---Humphrey's Peak (12,633 ft.); visited the Grand Canyon; jumped out of an airplane at 11,000 ft for the first time with Skydive Phoenix, and earned my PADI Open Water Diver certification. (09/01).   I am working as an aerospace engineer for Andrews Space & Technology in Seattle designing the next generation of spacecraft and launch vehicles. (Eric's website) (9/02)

Adam Margetts  -- Thanks again for everything in summer '99. Ruth and I had a great time. We graduated from Utah State spring '00 and now I'm in grad school in Columbus Ohio at Ohio State University. I'm studying wireless broadband, the technical side, not the political side. (4/01)

UPDATED  Stephen Nicholls  -- I bought my own web domain to do some work training at home. (12/01)  Since my last update, I left my job at Capgemini, where I spent 5 years, and decided to go to business school. I just graduated from MIT with my MBA and now I work for Google in Mountain View, CA. The weather is amazing and I really enjoy everthing there is to do in the Bay Area (wine-tasting especially). My wife works at a local hospital here and in September (08) we are expecting a new edition to the family! Haven't settle on any names yet. Stay in touch! (3/08)

Rob Vance invites the 99 WISE alumni to drop him a note. (12/00)

Lyndi Wu  -- I'm in New York right now for training. I'm going to be an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. While nothing is definite yet, I think I'll be in the telecom group. Without a doubt, my summer internship with WISE and my senior thesis helped me land this job, and the things I learned with WISE will definitely come in handy working with telecom in Asia.  (07/00)

1999 Alumni can find their papers published on-line in the 3rd edition of the WISE Journal of Engineering and Public Policy.

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