It’s My Job

5 Minutes With Victoria Jordan

5 Minutes With Victoria Jordan

Victoria Jordan grew up in Auburn and returned in her early career to pursue her master’s degree in industrial (’87) and her doctorate (’06). She credits that experience to building her passion for process improvement. Vice president of quality at Emory Healthcare, she also serves as performance improvement and analytics […]

by × December 14, 2018 ×
It’s my job: Basima Abdulrahman

It’s my job: Basima Abdulrahman

Basima Abdulrahman Master’s ’14 Civil Engineering Founder, KESK As a child… I was exposed to a diverse range of cultures. My parents migrated from Southern Turkey to Baghdad, Iraq, so I was born and raised with proximity to Iraqi Arabs while also having my Kurdish and Turkish heritage. The conflict […]

by × May 18, 2018 ×
5 minutes with Kenneth Kelly

5 minutes with Kenneth Kelly

Kenneth Kelly, ’90 electrical engineering, has spent three decades in the power generation industry, working first with Alabama Power, then Georgia Power, and then Southern Power Company – before switching gears and moving to a position as CEO of First Independence Bank. A native of Eufaula, he lives in McDonough, […]

by × May 18, 2018 ×
It’s my job: Will Bates

It’s my job: Will Bates

Will Bates, ’14 double major in electrical and computer engineering and computer science Software Engineer Johnson Outdoors, Alpharetta, Georgia A day in the work life I’ve been fishing since I was 5 years old, and I’ve always had such a passion for it. I never thought I would be working […]

by × November 16, 2017 ×
5 minutes with Ashley Gann

5 minutes with Ashley Gann

Ashley Gann, ’05 aerospace engineering, is a wife, mother, meteorologist and Mrs. Alabama International 2017. Gann knew at the age of 12 that she wanted to forecast the weather and as the morning meteorologist for CBS 42 in Birmingham, she hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists by proving […]

by × November 16, 2017 ×
5 minutes with Steve Taylor

5 minutes with Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is the associate dean of research in the College of Engineering. He previously served as the head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida and went on to obtain his doctorate, also in […]

by × May 11, 2017 ×
It’s my job: Hema Ramsurn

It’s my job: Hema Ramsurn

Hema Ramsurn, ’13 chemical engineering University of Tulsa Assistant professor, chemical engineering From Mauritius to Auburn . . . My home is Mauritius, an 800-square-mile African island located in the Indian Ocean. I went to the only university there at that time to complete my bachelor’s in chemical and environmental […]

by × May 11, 2017 ×
5 minutes with Linda Figg

5 minutes with Linda Figg

Linda Figg, ’81 civil engineering, knows how to bridge the gap. As president and chief executive officer of FIGG Bridge Group, Figg has a keen eye for the design and construction of the structural marvels. From an early age, Figg always knew she wanted to combine her love of nature […]

by × December 6, 2016 ×
It’s my job: Will McCartney

It’s my job: Will McCartney

Will McCartney, ’13 biosystems engineering Project Engineer Lendlease Corp. New York City A day in the work life . . . the company that I work for, Lendlease, is a leading international construction and development firm. The Lendlease New York office is located in midtown Manhattan, and the projects that […]

by × November 29, 2016 ×
It’s my job: Jennifer Boice

It’s my job: Jennifer Boice

Jennifer Boice, ’14 chemical engineering Process Development Engineer Albemarle Corp. Baton Rouge, Louisiana A day in the work life . . . working for a specialty chemicals company, I primarily focus on the development and scale up of processes in the plant. For example, I determine how to take a […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×