Alumni Beyond Our Towers

WPI alumni are among the most accomplished innovators, educators, makers, and doers. Armed with their WPI education, they have the knowhow and tenacity to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographic boundaries to take on the world’s greatest and most consequential problems. Read through this page to see how our alumni are making a difference beyond our towers. 

More of our remarkable alumni can be found in our Hall of Luminaries.


PreviewLauren Baker

Lauren Stratouly Baker ’82, ’85 MS, ’88 PhD

Consultant who assists companies with regulatory and clinical strategy work. 

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PreviewPiti Bhakdi

Piti Bhirom Bhakdi ‘02

Director of Boon Rawd Brewery, maker of Sinha Beer

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PreviewWoody Bradford

Woody Bradford ‘89

CEO and Chair of the Board at Conning

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PreviewCurt Carlson

Curt Carlson ‘67, Hon. 2006

Former President and CEO of SRI International, widely known for the development of high-definition television and Siri for the iPhone4.

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PreviewAnne Cheung

Anne Cheung ‘99

Research Scientist and Nonprofit Co-founder

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PreviewLawrence Dallaire

Laurence Dallaire ’94, ’96 MS

Fire Protection Professional

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PreviewJodi Gernon

Jodi Gernon ‘86

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Harvard Business School; Expert-in-Residence, Harvard Office of Technology Development; Girls with Impact Advisory Board Member

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PreviewArthur Hyde

Arthur Hyde ‘77

Associate Professor of Practice and Automotive Engineering Program Director, University of Michigan

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PreviewMarco Kaltofen

Marco Kaltofen MS ’09, PhD ’15

President, Boston Chemical Data Corp.

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PreviewAlbert LaValley

Albert LaValley ‘07

President, Sustainable Comfort Inc.; Co-owner of Deadhorse Hill restaurant in Worcester, Mass.

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PreviewBeth Phalen

Beth Phalen ‘85

President and General Manager of Dell EMC’s Data Protection Business (Retired)

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Bettina Potter ‘78

Director of Supply Chain for Ultra Machine Company (Retired)

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PreviewJoseph Quinlavan

Joseph Quinlivan MS ’95

Vice President of Global Robotics, Fulfillment, & Information Technologies, Amazon

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PreviewEric Soederberg

Eric Soederberg ‘83

CEO, Sunrise Labs

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PreviewHerman Weigman

Herman Wiegman ‘88

Team Member and Fellow, Beta Technologies

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PreviewLeila Carvajal Erker

Leila Carvajal Erker ‘96

CEO and Founder, CocoaSupply

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