Alumni Profile

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

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

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

Alexa, who is Joe Jessup?

Joe Jessup ’98 is paving the way for innovation at Amazon, one Alexa at a time

The senior manager of software development on Amazon’s Alexa, Joe Jessup established a scholarship to support undergraduate business and computer science students at Wright State. Continue reading

Power of persistence

Wright State alum James Dahlman does pioneering work in biomedical engineering

James Dahlman, who graduated from Wright State with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, was named one of “35 Innovators Under 35” by the MIT Technology Review. Continue reading

Jake Slemker promoted to head soccer coach at Wright State

Jake Slemker played for the Raiders from 2003 to 2006 and has served on the soccer team’s staff for the last eight years. Continue reading

Military minded

Wright State alumnus, Bronze Star winner Mark Winters shares his experience with Army ROTC cadets

Mark Winters started his 25-year career in the military during his freshman year at Wright State when he joined the Army ROTC. Continue reading

Riveting affair

2003 Wright State alum Casey Simmons played key role in restoring the historic Memphis Belle Flying Fortress

Casey Simmons, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in anthropology, restores historic airplanes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Continue reading

Military expedition

Over 500 military veterans interviewed by Wright State alum Bridget Federspiel as part of history project

Bridget Federspiel works with both high school students and Wright State student veterans to interview U.S. veterans for the Library of Congress. Continue reading

Doubling down

2018 Wright State grad Julia Gomez-Cambronero combines her love of theater and Spanish for double degrees

2018 Wright State graduate Julia Gomez-Cambronero’s Spanish heritage influences her theatre performances. Continue reading