Anna Blasiak ’07 (Math/Computer Science)
System Software Engineer, Akamai Technologies Inc.
In 2008 the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship to Anna Blasiak, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Cornell who majored in both computer science and mathematics at Middlebury. Anna, from North Potomac, Md., was principally interested in graph algorithms and their practical applications, such as networks and computer vision. She went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2013.
Dr. Susanna Preziosi ’05 (Psychology)
Dr. Preziosi received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University – Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Middlebury College, and earned her Masters of Science in Teaching from Pace University while part of the Teach for America program.
In addition to her private practice work, Dr. Preziosi is a Consulting Psychologist for and previous Clinical Director of the Mental Health Court for Bronx County. In this role, she conducts trainings and workshops for organizations about various aspects of mental health at the Center for Urban Community Services, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, where she teaches courses to psychologists in training on subjects such as traumatic stress, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Dr. Preziosi is a guest lecturer for other institutions including Columbia University, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and Yeshiva University. She supervises and trains New York psychology students in doctoral and masters programs as well as psychiatry residents in therapy, assessment, and research.
Chak Fu Lam ’07 (Psychology/Economics)
Assistant Professor of Management at City University of Hong Kong
Chak Fu’s passion for learning has motivated him to pursue an unusual career path where he is a scholar, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a volunteer.
As a scholar, he is an assistant professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University. His research examines how organizations create positive organizational cultures and the benefits of positive cultures on organizational effectiveness.
As a teacher, he creates a fun and positive classroom environment through role-play, simulations, and real-life examples. Students from his class learn to speak publicly, work as a team, and grow as leaders.
As an entrepreneur, he is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Positive Leader, L.L.C., a management consulting company providing leadership development training, hiring assessment, and executive coaching based on ground-breaking research on positive leadership. He is also the Managing Partner of e-learning Mind, an eLearning design agency that helps companies transform existing learning material into memorable eLearning experiences.
As a volunteer, he dedicates his time and energy to multiple non-profit organizations, such as Asian Entrepreneurship Foundation, National Association of Asian Professional, and Room to Grow.
David Chen ’09.5 (Mathematics)
Associate, Life Sciences Practice, Charles River Associates
David Chen grew up in the small town of Guilford, CT, and fell in love with Middlebury during an impromptu visit while in the area. He focused on mathematics and physics at Middlebury, although he also developed finance knowledge with the Student Investment Committee. However, he eventually found an interest in business strategy, and is now in Boston working as management consultant specializing in life sciences and healthcare. During his free time, he enjoys tennis (and table tennis in the office), cinema, coffee brewing techniques, and learning improv.
Software Engineer, Sonos, Inc.
Jillian Garber is a Software Engineer for Sonos, Inc. Previously, she was a Senior Engineer at Mimio and a Software Engineer at Raytheon IDS.
A physics major at Middlebury, she took her first class in Computer Science during her last semester at Middlebury and moved quickly into the field of software engineering. She has since completed a minor in Computer Science at Tufts University. Outside of work, Jillian is the head coach of a youth rock climbing team and finds opportunities to travel as often as possible.
Attending Duke University School of Medicine
Originally from Pamplona, Spain, Diego Galán Donlo graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with a major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a minor in Music. Diego spent two years working as a laboratory research assistant; his first year was in the Hematology/Oncology Department of Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital, and he spent a second year working in Professor Grace Spatafora’s Microbiology laboratory at Middlebury College. When not in the lab, Diego could be found at the Virtue Field House with the Middlebury Tack and Field program, first as a student athlete and then coaching high jump. Diego will matriculate in Duke University School of Medicine in Fall 2016.