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Exploring ChemE Careers

Winter 2023 Alumni Panels

UW ChemE is pleased to announce its second annual offering of "Exploring ChemE Careers." This course features alumni panels that discuss a wide variety of career options for chemical engineering graduates. 

Learn about the many exciting career paths our alumni are pursuing. Each panel focuses on a different field, and all are open to the public. Feel free to join in HRC 155 from 8:30–9:20 a.m. or virtually via Zoom

UW students wishing to receive credit can register for CHEM E 498 B (1 cr). 

Date Topic
Jan 17

Energy & Environmental Engineering

  • Ali Zackrone, Idaho National Labs, Project Manager working with Nuclear Fuels & Materials
  • Margaret Donegan-Ryan, Ramboll, Air Quality Consultant
  • Julia Kumpan, TerraPower, Senior System Design Engineer
Jan 24

Biotech & Biopharm

  • Aubrey Phillips, Just Evotec Biologics
  • Liza Panova, Pluristyx
  • Evan Epstein, Bristol Myers Squibb
Jan 31


  • Omar El-Himri, SABIC
  • Paisley Zelaya, Micron
  • Mitchell Wilder, PepsiCo
Feb 7

Regulatory & Policy

  • Kelly Fleming, Boundary Stone Partners
  • Brittany Bishop, Transportation Research Board: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 
  • Trevor Kilgannon, Amentum
Feb 21


  • Volha Hrechka, Creative Destruction Lab
  • Christoph Krumm, Sironix
Feb 28

Finance & Consulting

  • Hannah Hertz, JP Morgan 
  • Sam Najmolhoda, Trinity Consultants
  • Harrison Sarsito, ZS
  • Epiphany Wallner-Haas, Ernst & Young LLP
March 7

Air & Space

  • Angela Kimber, Woodward
  • Hannah Locken, Boeing