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Oct 31, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Sarah “
Sallen
” Allen


PM / Analyst at Modus21, LLC


Interests


Dance (Hip
-
Hop),
Karate, Catholic Young Adult
group, Volunteering


Since Olin, I’ve become an aunt
for the 5
th

time and drafted my
Bucket List!


I miss
THE PEOPLE

most about
Olin


but I don’t miss the snow.


I signed
up to be a
member of
a
breakdance
crew.

Wish me luck!

Charleston, SC

Simone Sequeira


First year at the
KaosPilots in Denmark


Still interested in design
thinking and social
entrepreneurship


Recent paradigm shift
during rush hour in
Copenhagen: bikes are
a form of transportation

Aarhus, Denmark

Ruth Hunter, 2008

Carpinteria, CA


Engineer / analyst

at NGAS
Astro

Aerospace


Soon to take lead on

dynamic / kinematic modeling
for SMAP reflector at work


My non
-
work time has been
filled with reading, teasing the
cats, more reading, and

numerous attempts

at gardening… with

haphazard results.

Morgan Boes


Human Dynamics and Controls Lab


Working on compact pneumatic AFO


Since Olin I completed my masters
degree and have been continuing
to work towards my PhD + MD.


From Olin, I miss being able to chat
with my professors


I stay busy playing my French horn
and directing the
handbell

choir at
church


Urbana, Illinois

Demonstrating a miniature
hydraulic excavator

(Part of the Center for Compact and
Efficient Fluid Power)

Major Research Project:

Portable Pneumatic Powered
Ankle
-
Foot Orthosis


working
to use for stroke rehabilitation

Bennett Chabot


Working for Linder on ADE:
Morocco


Moved to SF


Looking for work in
sustainability

San Francisco, CA

Janet Tsai


Grad Student at CU
-
Boulder,
Mechanical


Still teaching yoga too


Since Olin I go outside more


I miss everyone most about
Olin


The reunion was a blast. Now
I’m on the summer book
committee so hit me up with
your book suggestions!

Boulder, CO

Mike Taylor


Research Staff / PhD student,
Robotics Institute at CMU


Doing design work in Haiti and
tackling Big Data problems
related to air quality


Since Olin, I earned an M.S. in
Robotics and designed a new
type of actuator for robotic legs


Olin: I miss the zebra lounge


Travel agenda for the summer:
Haiti, Italy, Rwanda, Uganda

Pittsburgh, PA

Evan Morikawa


Founder, Proximate


Dev | UX | E! | D!


Since leaving Olin I

ve
been self professionally
unemployed

Boston, MA


Programmer at Google


Climbing (not enough),

Reddit (too much)


Life is good!


Miss being as much of a
night
-
owl as I once was

Sam Freilich

Somerville, MA

Julia Buck


PhD Student at Texas
A&M University


Received Master

s
degree in Biomedical
Sciences


Started playing
Vampire: The Requiem


I miss the tight knit
community at Olin

Bryan, Texas

Erin McCusker Satwicz


Consultant at
BCG

focusing in Global Health
org and strategies


Almost done with Duke
Cross
-
Continent MBA!


Visited 8 new countries


Elected the
OAA's

first
President


Jeff and I bought a new
house!

Waltham, MA

Susan Fredholm Murphy ‘06


Still consulting on
sustainability and LCA
at PE International


Adopted
Nilo

last July


Honored to be given a
look at Olin from a
new perspective on
the Board of Trustees!

Quincy, MA

Alyssa Levitz, 2011


PM at Microsoft


Becoming outdoorsy.
Seattle doesn’t have
mosquitoes!


Since Olin, I have
visited 8 countries


I miss dorm life most
about Olin

Seattle, WA

David Stamp


Finishing M.S.
MechE

-

Colo. School of Mines


High School Nordic Ski
Coach


Moving to Anchorage
AK this summer!

Golden CO / Casper WY


Got engaged to
Francys

Scott in March


Moving back to Boston
for 2 years this
September


Shooting my 3
rd

feature
film,
Todd Lucas:
Singer/Songwriter

this
summer in San Diego


OAC Treasurer

Kevin Tostado

San Diego, CA

Maria Firstenberg


SUNY College of Environmental
Science & Forestry



Graduating!


(And green infrastructure design,
especially rain gardens.)



Since Olin I began working on a
Masters degree and, more recently,
have been hiking around western
MA every chance I get.



I miss the amazing community and
the “shoot for the starts” attitude on
projects most about Olin.

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Syracuse, NY & Littleton, MA

Mikell Taylor


Moving this weekend to the
UK to join my fiancé Nick


After 2 years in the UK we’re
off to Australia for a few
years


Still working for Bluefin
Robotics, even after the
move, so I’ll be back to visit


I now might even have time
to get a “hobby”!

En route to Plymouth, England

Casey Canfield

10


PhD Student in
Engineering and Public
Policy at Carnegie
Mellon University


Since Olin I adopted a
cat


I miss hanging out with
the HPV team


congrats on the
success in Grove City!

Pittsburgh, PA

Spike Curtis


Just moved to the Bay
Area!


Working at Palantir
Technologies


So grateful to be near
Oliners again


Reintroducing the
bowtie to California

Palo Alto, CA

Cheryl Danner (Inouye) ‘06


Current job: Still a Systems
Engineer for Raytheon


But now in the field!


Current top interest:
delicious Japanese food


Since Olin, I’ve been slowly
learning to be less shy


I miss the old, familiar
faces most about Olin

Aomori
-
ken, Japan

Sakura festival at Hirosaki
Sadly, no sakura trees at work

Sara Wheeland


PhD Candidate at UC
San Diego


All kinds of baking


and EM research


Since Olin I was
blessed with a beautiful
baby girl.


I miss hanging out at
3am with really
awesome people.

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San Diego, CA

Yiyang

Li


Stanford University:
Materials Science and
Engineering


Renewable energy: solar
fuels and batteries


Since Olin, I continue
avoiding the real world


I miss professors who are
so dedicated to project
-
based teaching


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Palo Alto, CA

Eamon Doyle, ‘09


Biomed. Eng. PhD at
University of Southern
California


Rock climbing and
running


Since Olin I sold all of my
Volvos


I most miss all my Olin
friends.


I’m trying to travel more!

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Los Angeles, CA

Bill Dvorak



Algorithm Platform
Manager @ TopCoder


Searching for sailing
buddies on the Charles


I

ve been traveling a bit
to Europe, and visiting
Olin friends in the States


I miss projects with
friends, creating
tangible products

Arlington, MA

Joe
Funke


Currently attending
Stanford University


Since Olin I have been
working on ‘Shelley’, an
autonomous race car


I miss the dining hall most
about Olin: a daily
opportunity to connect
with the very cool people
that make Olin what it is
(and the food was far
better than what I cook)

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Palo Alto, CA

Catherine E.
Murphie

Hall


Engineering solutions to
unique, crazy problems on a
daily basis


Awesome job


Thanks, Olin, for making me
the ideal candidate


Ed and I are working through
the very long home to
-
do list


Five years post
-
grad, I finally
put up a Christmas tree


LASIK was money well spent


Why don’t more of you move
down to the DC area? ;
-
)

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Chantilly, VA

Simon Helmore


Mechanical Engineer at
General Compression


Hiking all of NH’s
4000+ ft mountains


Baking delicious bread
-

Challah
!


Traveled to Southeast
Asia

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Somerville, MA

28

Katie Kavett


I finally made my off
-
Broadway debut, on a
show that the NY Times
raved about.


Also: the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Parade,
multiple awards shows, a
few festivals, and lots of
off
-
off
-
Broadway shows


Still love stage managing,
still love impressing
theater people with my
engineering smarts

New York City

Carmella (Molly) McCormack


Ask me what a radome is! (or
a pas de cheval)


Lately, I’ve been busing it to
NYC
on weekends for
top
notch ballet classes.


I miss seeing and talking to
my friends every day…


I can’t believe Dewey will turn
5 this summer!

Waltham, Ayer, Melrose, MA

Polina A. Segalova


Current job: medical
device engineer


Current top interest:
enjoying the Cali life


Since Olin I… got a Ph.D.
and a husband


I miss …. my classmates
most about Olin

Bay Area, CA

Stephen J. Longfield, Jr.


PhD
-

Cornell University


Working on Async
Computing


Since Olin I’ve learned
how to motorcycle,
joined a band, and
continued to learn


Oliners are always the
thing I will miss most
about Olin

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Ithaca, NY

Tiana Veldwisch


Product Innovation
Manager at
athenahealth


Pursuing MBA at MIT
Sloan in the fall


Ran my 1
st

half
-
marathon
last summer and 2 more
Tough
Mudders

since!


I miss random Olin
dining hall conversations

Boston, MA

Ash Walker


Still a Telemetry Engineer at ULA.
Now getting polled for terminal
count readiness


Over halfway through a Masters in
Engineering and picked up another
FIRST robotics team


Since Olin I…..started drinking
coffee


I miss …. having people to do
problem sets with late at night and a
machine shop


<
---

That’s Walter


Yes, people look at you funny when you
slip and scream “Franklin Walter Olin”
across the dog park


He was actually named after an astronaut



Highlands Ranch, CO

Alex Wheeler

Temecula, CA


Still doing quality control of
explosives and ammo for the Navy


Will graduate with a Masters in
Systems Engineering from the
Naval Postgraduate School in June


Outside of work/school I mainly
play with my Corgi & Border Collie
or hang out at Disneyland


I can’t wait to do fun stuff again
since full time work and school
owned my life!


Come visit sunny Southern
California!

Jerzy Wieczorek


U.S. Census Bureau:
counting poor kids,

making interactive graphs,
teaching workshops


Throwing food in the air,
convincing folks to try lard


I miss Oliners’ approach of
“How do we make it
happen?” instead of “Here’s
why it can’t happen”

Washington, DC

Cody Wheeland


Senior Engineer at
Qualcomm


Promoting wireless
power solutions for the
masses


Since Olin I got married
and had a kid.


I miss the close
-
knit
Olin community.

San Diego, CA