Class Notes

Zachary Dooley, M.S. BME ’12

was elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society’s board of directors for a three-year term. He will work to further BMES’s mission to promote a collaborative and inclusive community to advance human health through education, discovery and translation.


Patricia Garcia, M.S. ISE ’22

won the Fulbright Entrepreneurship Award for her award-winning company, Unithrifts. She recently moved to London.


Terri Chan, M.S. AME ’95

was voted as the chair of the INCOSE Digital Engineering Information Exchange Working Group, partnering with leaders across the industry to create a set of standards and architecture frameworks for digital engineering. She also serves on the University of Washington Systems Engineering Executive Advisory Board and as an at-large member of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors.


Garrett Pendergraft, B.S. CS ’01

was named the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Philosophy at Pepperdine University, where he has taught for more than 15 years. He also serves as the primary faculty adviser for the computer science and philosophy major. In 2022, he published his first book, “Free Will and Human Agency: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments.”