5 Under 5 | May 8th, 2019, 6-8pm | Alumni Center

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL or PURPOSEFUL

A panel of five alumni, five years out of school:

Find out what you can expect after graduation at “Five Under Five.” This candid discussion will feature five recent graduates from the College of Engineering. Hear how they are using their degrees and get a glimpse into what your future may hold.

Kylee Mockler Martens '18, B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.A. International Degree, Spanish Minor

Kylee is a Facilities Engineer at Intel working on their Ultrapure Water systems.  Prior to starting work at Intel, Kylee worked at E & J Gallo Winery as a Winery Systems Engineering Intern working to characterize the Livingston winery’s wastewater in preparation for increased wastewater regulations.  She graduated from Oregon State as a Chemical Engineer with an International Degree and Spanish Minor and was able to gain international engineering experience through her internship focusing on plastic pyrolysis in Concepcion, Chile.  While at Oregon State Kylee was heavily involved in student organizations, including AIChE and SWE, as well as undergraduate research.

Chris Kennard, '17, B.S. Computer Science

Chris is a Security Engineer at Columbia Sportswear where he is building a vulnerability management program to protect the company from cybersecurity threats. He graduated from Oregon State with a focus on Information Security, a minor in Entrepreneurship, and participated in MECOP internships focused on malware research and systems/network administration. As a student, he worked as an Engineering Ambassador, and at OSU's Computer Help Desk and Office of Information Security. Chris currently lives in Keizer with his fiancée and dog.

Parth Khimsaria, ’16, B.S. Industrial Engineering, B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Parth is currently a Manufacturing Engineer with Lam Research Corporation in Portland, OR where he previously interned as a Manufacturing Engineer. He graduated from Oregon State as an Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer in 2016 and as a student served as a College of Engineering Student Ambassador, a Supplemental Instruction leader, and was active in a variety of student organizations including Alpha Pi Mu and SME. He was recently honored as one of the finalists for Manufacturing Engineering's 2018 class of 30 under 30, a program sponsored by SME.

Samantha Wallace, ’17, B.S. Bioengineering

Samantha is currently working as a Product Engineer at Acumed, a company that produces medical device and orthopaedic solutions, in their Sustaining department. She graduated from Oregon State as a Bioengineer in 2017 and recently graduated from the University of Portland with her Masters of Biomedical Engineering.  During her undergraduate studies she participated in two internships, one at OHSU and the other at Qorvo in Bend, OR. Before joining Acumed in her current position, during her graduate studies Samantha’s master’s project consisted of developing a non-invasive and quantitative pediatric hydration monitor with two Doernbecher ER physicians that is currently being used in clinical trials. She also interned at Micro Systems Engineering/Biotronik working on spinal cord stimulation clinical studies.  As a student, Samantha was involved in a range of student organizations including BMES, SWE, CBEE student club, and she worked in the Women and Minorities in Engineering Department.

Jeff Nakashima, ’15, B.S. Construction Engineering Management

Jeff Nakashima is a faithful Oregon State University fan and alumni (Construction Engineering Management ’15). While at OSU, he was involved with the Associated General Contractors - Oregon State Student Chapter, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and held an internship with Fortis Construction. Upon graduation he moved to a full-time Project Engineer position at Fortis, where he has worked on Facebook’s mission-critical campuses in Texas, Utah, and New Mexico as well as the $85 million overhaul of Gresham High School in Oregon. Jeff continues to be involved with the University and professional organizations through his work on the OSU CCE Industry Advisory Board and the Construction Leadership Council with the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter.



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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)