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Alumni Profiles

Alexander Popov graduated with majors in Computer Science and Philosophy in 2011. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Minnesota where his research focuses on computer vision and robotics. He also works as a software engineer doing Zigbee mesh network, Android, embedded systems, and cloud development.

After a summer internship at GE Healthcare, Ted Trisco continued at GE as a software engineer following graduation in 2007 on a team responsible for building medical imaging devices in Waukesha, WI. Ted then shifted to the eCommerce industry, spending the past 3 years as a project manager for an eBusiness consulting services firm Zeon Solutions in Milwaukee, WI and then recently moving to Lyons Consulting Group in Chicago, IL. As a project manager, Ted interfaces with customer teams to understand requirements, constructs project plans and leads development teams through implementation and deployment.

Kayla Pope graduated with majors in CS and Mathematics in 2012. A summer internship in 2011 introduced Kayla to statistical programming, and she is now on a full fellowship at the University of Kentucky pursuing a graduate degree in this area. Her research work is with KIPRC (Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center), in which she is working with the state’s data repository for hospital, emergency department and death certificate data. Her first collaborative report analyzed data concerning injuries due to falls in the 65+ population and will be included in a KY senator’s request to fund fall prevention programs.

Shortly after graduation in 2009, John Rappel was hired by Avastone Technologies. He began as a junior web developer specializing in open source content management systems. Later, he began to branch out to more sophisticated opportunities within the company. Currently he works with a large enterprise client and focuses mainly in C# ASP.Net. He spends most of his days in Visual Studio and SQL Server. He absolutely loves going to work every day. Each project brings its own unique set of challenges and ensures that no day is the same as the day before. He continues to increase his knowledge post-graduation via the web, conferences, user groups and articles.

After interning for two years with Nsight, parent company of Cellcom, Bryan Jorgensen '10 began working for the company full time after graduation. He soon started the MBA program in Project Management at Lakeland College. Six months later he switched to become an Oracle Configurator at Schneider National. After a year and a half he took on a more technical role as a developer on the Oracle E-Business Suite team and is completing his MBA in the fall of 2012. He continues to enjoy technology and the challenges it provides.

After gaining an interest in database technology through study at St Norbert College, Paul McEnaney '10 was hired at Epic, an electronic health record vendor in Verona, Wisconsin. After two years of employment at Epic, Paul provides dedicated server and database support to technical staff at hospitals and health organizations across the country. Several of the database systems he supports host thousands of concurrent users and perform millions of database queries per second.

Travis Vroman graduated in 2010 with a CS major and minors in Spanish and Economics. He now writes medical software as part of Epic Systems Corporation's Inpatient R&D team. Challenges include scaling to thousands of simultaneous users and meeting safety and regulatory requirements, while remaining intuitive for a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical users.

Following graduation in 2010, Derek Harrington, who completed a Computer Science major and Business Administration minor, started his own software company, Entrision LLC and he reports that “Life is good.” He integrates several current technologies as he develops functional web applications that include inventory management systems, e-commerce sites, online order portals, and scheduling modules.