Alumni Profile

Trauma toolbox

Wright State alumnus Ryan Garrison helps military veterans and first responders heal as president of Valor Therapeutics

Organizational leadership graduate Ryan Garrison provides music and art therapy to help veterans and first responders who have posttraumatic stress injuries. Continue reading

Diver striver

Wright State education and diving alumnus J.R. Geraci uses his degree to support career twists and turns

J.R. Geraci has dived into most everything in his life: college, water on the swim team and into business as the owner of the Beavercreek Pizza Dive. Continue reading

Liquid asset

Wright State alumni turn their dream into reality with a craft brewery in Xenia

Operated by three Wright State alumni and a current student, Devil Wind Brewing is a tribute to the residents of Xenia. Continue reading

Materializing at the top

Wright State engineering alumna Katherine ‘Katy’ Hitchcock supports the Joint Chiefs in Pentagon internship

Katherine “Katy” Hitchcock, a Wright State materials science and engineering graduate, advises the Joint Chiefs about new research in science and technology. Continue reading

Health conscious

Wright State alumnus Csongor Bajnoczki makes an international splash in COVID-19 research

Wright State alumnus Csongor Bajnoczki published research on the lack of diversity in governmental COVID-19 task forces. Continue reading

Museum marvel

Wright State alumna Anna Helmig spreads her wings as collections manager at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Anna Helmig, a two-time Wright State University graduate, oversees the care of 1.8 million artifacts at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Continue reading

Learning curve

Wright State alumnus Kevin Leichtman highlights struggles, lessons of students in ‘The Perfect Ten’

The turning point came when Kevin Leichtman was working a minimum-wage job and decided to give school the old college try for the third time. Continue reading

A space odyssey

Lindsay Aitchison ’11 helps NASA design a new generation of spacesuits

Engineer Lindsay Aitchison ’11 is supporting NASA’s next trip to the Moon in 2024 by designing new, state-of-the-art spacesuits. Continue reading

A different kind of influencer

Mohamed Al-Hamdani ’03, ’19, immigration lawyer and president of Dayton Public Schools Board, is one of the city’s most influential young leaders

Two-time Wright State graduate Al-Hamdani wants immigrants to know Dayton as a welcoming city. Continue reading

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Wright State alumnus and Air Force researcher Brian Simpson honored by the Acoustical Society of America

Wright State psychology alumnus Brian Simpson was named as a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Continue reading