Math Mentors

Anne Lucietto	 – Engineering and Math Mentor : Non-Traditional Graduating PhD, Purdue University

Anne Lucietto – Engineering and Math Mentor

Non-Traditional Graduating PhD, Purdue University

  • I am a non-traditional graduating PhD student. My career in industry has spanned 26 years, my teaching career in engineering, math, and business 28 years. I returned to school full time three years ago and resigned from my full time industry position before starting in school. I am now finishing my PhD and am looking for a position in academia.
  • My career trajectory has spanned nearly three decades. The positions I had in industry were progressively more responsible, ending in an upper management position when I left the company. Switching careers at a late date, is a challenge and has it's own rewards.
  • I like to read, quilt, and do various crafts.
  • I've been a mentor for a long time and enjoy the interaction, particularly when I can help.
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Leticia Engardio – Engineering and Math Mentor : LTE Release Product Management Team Lead for Alcatel-Lucent

Leticia Engardio – Engineering and Math Mentor

LTE Release Product Management Team Lead for Alcatel-Lucent

  • I and my team set Product Management direction & management for planning and content of all LTE RAN releases. I get to understand the LTE market and customers.
  • I get to interact w/ many individuals and teams in and out of ALU and set direction and execution models for Product Management to drive consistency and repeatability.
  • My hobbies are: gardening, biking and Youth Ministry.
  • I would like young girls to see that mathematics and engineering is so much more than numbers and building things. It is a foundation for evolving the world as we live.
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Natasha Devroye – Technology and Math Mentor : Assistant Professor for University of Illinois at Chicago

Natasha Devroye – Technology and Math Mentor

Assistant Professor for University of Illinois at Chicago

  • I am a professor at a university. This means I spend part of my time teaching classes, and part of my time doing research on my own, with other professors, and with students. My research is on the theory behind wireless communications, the math that makes our cell phones and WiFi hotspots work.
  • Every day is different: research involves trying to answer questions no one knows the answer to, which is exciting; teaching is equally rewarding and it's great fun helping students learn new things. As a professor, you're also able to "be your own boss" and decide what to work on, as well as when and where (besides teaching hours): it's an incredibly flexible job.
  • My hobbies are: traveling, cocktail-making, scuba diving.
  • I've never seen being a woman in science as being anything unusual: I'd love to see more of us, and hope to set a positive example.
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Holly Martin – Science and Math Mentor : TASC Instructor	Oneonta Job Corps Academy

Holly Martin – Science and Math Mentor

TASC Instructor Oneonta Job Corps Academy

  • I instruct all the subject areas necessary to pass the High School Diploma Equivalency- TASC (Testing Assessment of Secondary Completion) at Oneonta Job Corps Academy.  This includes Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Math and employment/social skills, as well as Health & Wellness.
  • I work with 17- 24 year olds, mostly African Americans from disadvantaged areas. There is such diversity in so many areas, but a common goal that brings us all together.  The daily hard work that is shown and is manifested into an education completion is extremely rewarding.
  • Some hobbies include writing poetry, playing guitar/piano, singing, photography, cooking, teaching Sunday school, gardening, motorcycling, horse back riding, target shooting, 4 wheeling, scrapbooking & doing Pinterest.
  • I enjoy mentoring young girls, the more they know in advance and the better their support system is, the more successful they will be in life.  I hope to offer young girls empowerment and encouragement.
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