People of Wright State

Digital detective

Wright State computer science major Jacquelyn Smith completes internship with the FBI

An internship with the FBI has led Wright State junior Jacquelyn Smith to pursue a career in law enforcement after she graduates. Continue reading

Pattern passion

Wright State alum Reza Masoudi and his wife, Bahar, grow elegant dress shop after making royal connection

2006 Wright State graduate Reza Masoudi and his wife, Bahar, saw their dress-making business take off after the exiled empress of Iran wore one of their creations. Continue reading

Chemical properties

Wright State senior Catherine Evers Smith is right at home doing research in the chem lab

Wright State senior Catherine Evers Smith is part of a research team that received funding from the National Institutes of Health to work on a novel approach to fight cancer. Continue reading

Map quest

Wright State senior Denis Barry Jr. captures first place in regional geography competition

A passion for counties, maps, highways and exploring has lead Wright State University senior Denis Barry Jr. to a career in geography. Continue reading

Making music

Wright State alum Kris Kropff flourishes as head of music publishing for The Lorenz Corporation

Wright State music graduate Kris Kropff intended to work at music publisher Lorenz Corporation for six months. Nearly 20 years later, she’s the company’s president. Continue reading

3D thinking

Wright State senior Rachel Evans completes manufacturing internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Rachel Evans, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Wright State University, researched new manufacturing technologies during a summer internship. Continue reading

Milling around

Wright State alum Jessica Noes '04 is at the wheel of historic Clifton Mill

Jessica Noes, who graduated from Wright State in 2004, oversees all operations at the Clifton Mill, including its annual Christmas display. Continue reading

Actively engaged

Wright State graduate student Janelle Dixon serving national leadership position in The Association of Black Psychologists’ Student Circle     

Janelle Dixon plans to turn her passion for social justice advocacy to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist after earning a doctoral degree from the Wright State School of Professional Psychology. Continue reading

Psychological moment

Wright State graduate student Gillian LaRue serving national leadership position in The Association of Black Psychologists’ Student Circle

Gillian LaRue is pursuing a PsyD. at the Wright State School of Professional Psychology and hopes to work with patients at a state mental hospital after graduating. Continue reading

Getting physical

Wright State professor Karen Wonders spreads gospel of exercise for cancer patients

Karen Wonders, director of the Wright State Sports Science Program, founded the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, which provides exercise, nutritional guidance and fellowship to people battling cancer. Continue reading