Alumni Profile

Thrill of the grill

Wright State psychology alumna Erica Blaire Roby rockets to national fame as a barbecue pitmaster

Erica Blaire Roby was named “Master of ‘Cue” in “BBQ Brawl,” a competition among barbecue greats hosted by the Food Network. Continue reading

Fishing expedition

Wright State Lake Campus graduate Ben Strang works on the high seas for NOAA

Integrated science studies graduate Ben Strang monitors fishing quotas on fishing vessels for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue reading

Getting down to business

Alumna Andrea Kunk supports Wright State while steering a high-tech, 500-plus employee company

Wright State University has a friend in two-time graduate Andrea Kunk. Continue reading

Presidential protection

Wright State alumnus Michael Townsend thrives in his career with the U.S. Secret Service

Michael Townsend has been assigned to protect numerous heads of state, including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Continue reading

House call

Wright State alumnus Dale Henry spearheads the restoration and care of a historic Underground Railroad site

Overseeing the Gammon House is just one of many ways Dale Henry, a Wright State urban affairs graduate, gives back to the community. Continue reading

Business builder

Wright State communication alumna Pamela Cone directs a nonprofit organization that helps women start companies 

Pamela Cone, a Wright State communication alumna, is director of Aviatra-Dayton a nonprofit organization that supports women in business. Continue reading

Brew coup

Wright State history alumnus Dan Lauro works as the lead brewer at Carillon Brewing Co.

Dan Lauro said he is lucky to have one foot in the craft beer world and the other in the history and education world. Continue reading

Critical care

Wright State biology alumnus Orly Leiva goes above and beyond to train as a cardiologist

Orly Leiva is spending nine years in specialized residencies and fellowships as he trains in interventional and critical care cardiology. Continue reading

Zero hour

Tazeen Ahmed ’14, ’17 fights the stigma of mental health

Tazeen Ahmed found her true passion in suicide prevention after working for the health departments of both Warren and Montgomery counties. Continue reading

Great. Big. Friends.

Wright State graduates turn identical career paths into a friendship then a business partnership

Wright State graduates Cody Scarberry and Sean Hohenstein operate SpeedPro, a large-format printing company in Vandalia. Continue reading