This Future Forward segment features Andy Rossmeissl, CEO and Co-Founder of Faraday, a Vermont-based technology start-up using AI to support consumer brands. Andy is a 2005 graduate of Middlebury College. Prior to founding Faraday, Andy co-founded Brighter Planet a sustainability-focused start-up using advanced quantitative analysis to uncover valuable sustainability opportunities in the business data of leading global corporations. Andy is joining us to give his vantage point on how the pandemic environment has affected his organization, what the future outlook is for AI-based careers, and what action steps current students may want to consider to position themselves to enter this field in the future. Watch Andy’s Videos
Exploring Careers in Technology’s New Frontiers is a collaborative series developed by the Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC with content contribution from members of the Middlebury Professional Network and Middlebury students.
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.
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.