Alumni Database 2000-2004


Katherine Chiu (BS BMEC 2004) Pediatric Anesthesiologist Earned MD/MBA in 2009 from the UC Irvine School of Medicine/Paul Merage School of Business updated 4/17/2018

Virginia Hankins (BS BMME)
Founder, Sheroes Entertainment, LLC
Founder, LA Mermaid School
Formerly with Accenture
Los Angeles, CA
updated 4/17/2018

Kalani Matsumura (BS BMME, ENE minor)
Neurobehavioral Research Inc (Honolulu)
Formerly with Army DPW Environmental (Natural Resource Technician), The Nature Conservancy Oahu (Field Technician), Brown and Caldwell (Project Engineer), and Randal Furomoto and Associates (Engineer I)
Honolulu, HI
updated 1/16/2008

Kevin Rupp (BS BME)
PDQ Engineer II
Irvine Biomedical, Inc.
Irvine, CA
updated 2/27/2008

Ryan Shimotsu (BS BME)
Senior Engineer
Neurobehavioral Research, Inc.
Received MS BME from Tufts University in 2006
Honolulu, HI
updated 1/14/2008

Rebecca Shult (BS BMME 2003, MS MDDE 2004)
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Minneapolis, MN
updated 4/28/2008

Jessica Sprague (BS BMEC)
Engineer I (Process Engineering)
Maverick Technologies (
updated 1/14/2008

Ani Taheri (BS BMEE)
Formerly a Product Manager with Medtronic Diabetes
Los Angeles area, CA
updated 4/17/2018

Katherine To (BS BME)
Clinical Trial Specialist
Thousand Oaks, CA
updated 1/16/2008

Jason Weiss (BS BMEC)
MD Student
University of Iowa


Yousif Abbas (BS BME)
Formerly with Amgen
Thousand Oaks, CA
updated 1/11/2008

Deniz Baskent (PhD BME)
Research Scientist
Starkey Hearing Research Center
Formerly with the House Ear Institute (Postdoctoral Scientist)
updated 1/14/2008

Carrie Geisbauer (Blalock)
PhD student, Intestinal Neuronal Tissue Engineering (expected 2009)
Los Angeles, CA
updated 1/14/2008

Brett Greenwald (BS BME)
Axa Advisors (Financial Planning)
Formerly with Charles River Laboratories (Sr. Sales Representative)
updated 1/11/2008

Thomas M. Keck (BS BMEC)
PhD Student, Physiology & Pharmacology Department
Oregon Health & Science University
updated 1/14/2008

Keith Nogueira (BS BMME)
Masters Student in Bioengineering (expected 2008)
Arizona State University
Formerly worked as an Engineer/QA Manager at Karco Engineering.
Phoenix, AZ
updated 2/13/2008

Philip Nulud (BS BME)
Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP (an Intellectual Property firm)
Century City, CA
updated 1/11/2008

Jeffrey Wang (BS BME)
General Surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Graduated USC Keck School of Medicine 2007
Complete rsedency in 2012 pursuing Colon and Rectal Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
updated 1/16/2008


Partha Dey (MS BME - Imaging)
R & D Staff Software Engineer (Algorithm development for a computer aided diagnostic device for Glaucoma Progression Analysis)
Carl Ziess Medictech

Tracy Dooley (BS BMEC)
Seven Hills Partners (specializes in technology and healthcare mergers and acquisitions)
Graduated from the Stanford School of Medicine in 2007
updated 1/16/2008

Taiki Esheim (BS BMEC)
Lockheed Martin
Also earning MBA at USC Marshall School of Business, expected 2008.
Los Angeles, CA
updated 10/11/2007

Ken Helenbolt (BS BMME)
Project, Engineer, Knee & Hip Team
Arthrex, Inc.
Naples, FL
updated 3/30/2007

Serena Thompson (BS BMEE)
MD/PhD Student (Neuroscience - visual perception: early visual cortex mechanisms and functional imaging)
Degree expected 2010
University of Minnesota
updated 1/14/2008

Beth Zelonis (BS BME MD)
Emergency Medicine, resident at UC San Diego
Graduated Saint Louis University May 2007
updated 1/14/2008

Cary (Lovejoy) Lawler (BS BME 2002)
St. Jude Medical Quality Department
Formerly Device Monitoring Manager at St. Jude Medical - Implantable Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices
Formerly worked in aerospace
Sylmar, CA
updated 7/3/2012

Duy Nguyen (BS BMEE)
Software Test Lead, Online Services
Medtronic MiniMed
Northridge, CA
updated 12/4/2007

Arghavan Salles (BS BME and BA French)
MD  (Currently doing residency in general surgery)
Stanford University
updated 1/14/2008

Caroline Tang (BS BME)
Quality Assurance Specialist, Sr.
Watson Pharmaceuticals
updated 1/16/2008


Linda Chen (BS BMEC)
Senior Associate, Project Management
Formerly with Beckman Coulter (Application Specialist) and Tecolote Research, Inc. (Analyst)
Earned a Masters in Bioscience from Keck Graduate Institute

Autumn Cuellar (BS BMEC)
Technical Sales Engineer
Design Science

Kevin Pi (BS BMEE)
Booz Allen Hamilton
Los Angeles, CAbr /> updated 5/1/2008


Carrie Johnson (BS BMEC)
Senior Field Service Representative (I setup/install heart/lung machines and other heart surgery related equipment. I also maintain and repair the equipment when it fails. Our company also deals in cell saving equipment. I travel 80-90% of the time. I cover Hawaii, Nevada, and California from Northern to approximately Santa Monica.)
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Formerly worked as a Biomedical Electronics Technician at a Kern County Hospital and as a Biomedical Consultant to Cedar-Sinai Hospital.

Robert Knecht Schmidt (MS IMS 2001, BS BME 2000)
In-house Patent Agent
Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. and many small high-tech companies
Applying to USC Gould School of Law to become a patent attorney
Cleveland, Ohio
updated 2/17/2010

Grace Velasco (BS BMEC)
Project Manager, Strategic Operations
Formerly with Roche (Senior Systems Engineer), Becton & DIckinson (Site Validation Engineering Lead) and LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson Company (Systems Engineer)

Published on February 28th, 2017

Last updated on January 21st, 2022