Stevens alumni have compelling stories about what they learned at Castle Point and took to their careers. Some alumni are innovating at NASA, while others are transforming Wall Street, and more are researching renewable energy, the human brain and other dynamic fields.

Many alumni stories are also about meaningful connections, including families, mentorship and philanthropy in honor of friends. See some of the best Stevens stories below, and follow alumni social media for future updates.


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Amanda J. Nesheiwat MS ’19

Amanda J. Nesheiwat MS ’19 is Fighting for a Sustainable Planet
January 2022

As Deputy Director of Sustainability and Community Outreach at Hudson County Improvement Authority and as the U.N. Youth Representative for Humanitarian Focus Foundation, Amanda Nesheiwat MS ’19 believes that we all can contribute to protecting the environment.

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Bonnie M. Netschert Ph.D. ’08

Transforming Business Through Cybersecurity
December 2021

Bonnie M. Netschert Ph.D. ’08 may be most widely known for her oft-cited 2008 publication, “Security Readiness and Compliance Legislation in the Healthcare Industry,” but Fortune 100 companies are more likely to draw on her expertise in cybersecurity as a path to transforming their businesses.

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Michael Jackson, PMP, CCM M.S. ’10

Michael Jackson, PMP, CCM M.S. ’10 Sets High Standards for U.S. Department of Defense Infrastructure
November 2021

As a Construction Technology Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Air Force, Michael Jackson, PMP, CCM M.S. ’10 helps to ensure consistently high quality for the construction of U.S. Department of Defense facilities. In 2021, his federal civilian service is being recognized nationally, first with an Alamo Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government Award and as an Emerging Leader on DiversityMBA’s Top 100 Under 50 list.

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Christopher D. Levendos M.S. ’04

Telecommunications Executive Christopher D. Levendos M.S. ’04 is Recognized for His Leadership
October 2021

Congratulations to President’s Leadership Council member Christopher D. Levendos M.S. ’04, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Crown Castle’s Network Organization, on receiving the Junior Achievement of New York 2021 Lower Hudson Valley Champions Award.

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Justin Trugman ’20

Justin Trugman ’20 is Raising the Innovation Game
September 2021

Justin Trugman ’20 was on the road to entrepreneurship well before he completed his Stevens degree. Today, he is at the forefront of the telehealth movement, and completed a master’s degree in Computer Engineering at Stevens while nurturing the next generation of start-up innovators.

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Aisha Lawrey

Aisha Lawrey ’99

Aisha Lawrey ’99 is Helping to Ensure Diversity in the STEM Fields
August 2021

Aisha Lawrey ’99 knew very little about engineering – and the career opportunities it offered – when she was a student at Newark’s Science High School, now known as Science Park High School. Today, this advocate and ambassador devotes her own career to building awareness and encouraging women and underrepresented minority students to consider a future in STEM.

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Marlon Anguin M.S. ’04

Marlon Anguin M.S. ’04 Sees Endless Possibilities in the Tech World
July 2021

Early in his career Marlon Anguin M.S. ’04 saw the potential that computer science could bring to the telecom industry. Today, he is a driving force behind Verizon’s innovative approach to bringing major league sports to fans worldwide.

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Seth Kirschner ’18

Seth Kirschner ’18 Takes Innovation to New Heights
June 2021

Entrepreneur, cybersecurity expert, career and life coach – Seth Kirschner ’18 has an eye for a great opportunity, and the expertise and energy to take it from drawing board to successful enterprise. Now a Security Engineer with Japanese banking giant subsidiary MUFG Securities Americas, this Stevens alum succeeds on many fronts.

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Tuyet-Hanh Schnell ’91

Tuyet-Hanh Schnell ’91

Tuyet-Hanh Schnell ’91 Inspires Women in Engineering
May 2021

As an Agile Coach for Lockheed Martin, Tuyet-Hanh Schnell ’91 teaches the company’s employees how to engineer sustainable capacity. She also inspires others through her involvement at Stevens and with the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE). In 2021, Schnell was recognized with the SWE Local Legacy Award.

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Philip Moreira ’79 & Michelle Moreira ’17

Philip Moreira ’79 & Michelle Moreira ’17

For Philip Moreira ’79 and Michelle Moreira ’17, Stevens Pride is a Family Tradition
April 2021

When Michelle Moreira ’17 was touring colleges as a senior in high school, her father, Philip ’79 added his alma mater to the list – he wanted to show her where he went to school. Little did either of them guess that by the end of a single open house visit, Michelle would decide that Stevens was exactly the right college for her.

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Hannah Timm ’18

Hannah Timm ’18 Brings Relief to Those Suffering from Neurological Disorders
March 2021

Hannah Timm ’18 found her calling working in Stevens’ Laboratory for NeuroInnovation. As a Field Clinical Engineer for NeuroPace, Inc., Timm is living her dream, providing crucial support to the neurosurgeons who implant the NeuroPace RNS® System into patients’ brains, and helping to ensure its long-term effectiveness.

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Carlton V. Peters ’99

Carlton V. Peters ’99

Carlton V. Peters ’99 Leads the Thermal Engineering Branch for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Space Missions
February 2021

What happens when a 15-year-old high school graduate who is great at math and science finds their way to the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) Bridge Summer Program? If you’re Carlton V. Peters ’99, you build a career as a thermal engineering expert at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Franklin Delano Meatto ’69

Franklin Delano Meatto ’69

A Special Gift to Remember a Friend: Franklin Delano Meatto ’69
January 2021

Nearly three decades ago Ed Pilpel and Stevens alum Franklin Delano Meatto ’69 revolutionized the ski industry. Remembering their success – and their adventures along the way – Pilpel makes a special gift to Stevens as a tribute to his colleague and friend.

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Pamela Charleston, PMP, M.S. ’18

Pamela Charleston, PMP, M.S. ’18

Pamela Charleston, PMP, M.S. ’18 is All About the Energy
January 2021

With three college degrees already in hand, Pamela Charleston, PMP, M.S. ’18 found the strategic thinking she sought in Stevens’ Enterprise Project Management & Business Strategy master’s program. Soon, the energy provider, Exelon, was looking to her for expertise in transforming their approach to new initiatives.

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Sunil Garg M.S. ’74 Ph.D. ’78

Sunil Garg M.S. ’74 Ph.D. ’78

From Polymers to Experimental Art: The Fascinating Career of Sunil Garg M.S. ’74 Ph.D. ’78
August 2020

The life and career of Sunil Garg M.S. ’74 Ph.D. ’78 are as mesmerizing as his art and music. To pursue his growing interest in polymers and plastics, Garg would have to look beyond India to find a graduate-level program. “Back then, you had to go to the library to get information about universities,” he says with a laugh. Fortunately, his research led him to Stevens.

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Annesa Lau ’03 M.Eng. ’05 MBA ’09

Annesa Lau ’03 M.Eng. ’05 MBA ’09

Annesa Lau ’03 M.Eng. ’05 MBA ’09 Brings Compassion and Humanity to Public Service Operations
May 2020

When you love your job, it’s natural to want to celebrate milestones like anniversaries. After 12 years with Port Authority NY NJ, Annesa Lau ’03 M.Eng. ’05 MBA ’09 found herself celebrating her first anniversary as the Deputy Director of Operations Services for the agency’s Operations Services Department (OSD), amidst the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Patrick Caramante ’80 M.S. ’86

Patrick Caramante ’80 M.S. ’86

Patrick Caramante ’80 M.S. ’86 Powers His Career with Renewable Energy
April 2020

Growing up on Long Island, Patrick Caramante ’80 M.S. ’86 was always interested in engineering and science. By the time he graduated from high school, he knew that he wanted to study mechanical engineering. “Mechanical engineering is so versatile,” he says. “I thought it would give me the ability to bring value to a wide variety of roles.” He was right.

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Jean Savitsky

Jean Savitsky ’85

For Jean Savitsky ’85, Achievement is an Art
March 2020

Stevens is more than an alma mater for Jean Savitsky ’85. Her father, Daniel Savitsky ’52 is a well-known professor emeritus with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering and a longtime presence in the Davidson Laboratory. Her brother, James, is a Stevens graduate as well. “Stevens means a lot to me and my family,” Jean tells us.

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