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Meet the Alumni Engagement Specialist Team

The Alumni Engagement Specialist team consists of young adult students who vigorously engage with alumni making sure to eliminate any gap between the alumni and the college. We tend to provide many opportunities to alumni to stay connected with the university. Additionally, the alumnus contribution has played a vital role with keeping the engagement and growth towards advancement for the college going. We are here to serve a common platform between current students, alumni and even parents and serve a common goal-to stay connected!!! Our team strives to spread positivity and joy within the panther community while making sure the right thing reaches the right person at the right place. Stay engaged! Stay connected! - Zulfa

Zulfa Sultana
Annual Giving Manager

I am originally from Bangladesh, and I have built my career in the U.S.A. from scratch with satisfying quick success in my line of work. Bangladesh is well-known for its six disciplined seasons and naturally preserved prominent rainforest - Sundarbans - with the presence of the Royal Bengal Tigers. Bangladesh is also known for its richness in food; hence, I am quite the cook. My country celebrates tons of fun festivities that involve bringing families together and is one of the top exporters to the U.S.A.

I received my master's degree in business administration in marketing and had my research paper published with CBERUK & in ResearchGate in 2019. A lifelong learner, I am currently pursuing a master's degree in management with Florida Tech. While I take my work and academics seriously, I am a goofball at heart! I'm a proud Dog mom! My furbabies fill my life. I am a fan of all types of music. You can often find me humming lyrics to myself. I love to dance and enjoy bowling in my spare time. I am a big fan of diversity and proud to be multi-lingual. I am always passionate about learning new cultures and their languages.

Alumni Engagement Specialists:

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is Arielle Tibon and I am a proud Filipino American. I grew up in Orlando, FL and got my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2018. Currently, I am a 1st year doctoral student with a concentration in forensics in the Clinical Psychology program at Florida Tech. I'm interested in doing competency assessments for the legal system, especially in juveniles. I love to play video games with friends whenever I'm free. I'm also a huge fan of psychological and thriller type anime as well.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is Dani, and I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I earned my high school and international baccalaureate diploma in November of 2021. I am a rising Aerospace Engineering sophomore at Florida Tech and plan to minor in flight. Also, I want to look for internships that allow me to develop new skills in a highly competitive environment, gain professionalism, and learn from others in the aerospace industry. I have had experience creating my entrepreneurship, so I have skills such as teamwork, social media management, human resources, and finances. Thanks to this experience and my role position at high school in the student government, I have created strong leadership skills. In addition, I participated in various speech competitions in high school and different UN models.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

I am in my 4th year, double majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Literature. I am from New Jersey and am currently the President of the Florida Tech College Players and the Treasurer of Florida Tech's Society of Women Engineers. I am also a member of Florida Tech's Concert Choir. Additionally, I have directed a production of She Kills Monsters, Vocal directed and produced a production of Twisted, produced a production of Agatha Christie's Murder of the Orient Express, and run the A Capella group Players in Harmony. I can be seen in FITV's short film One Kill Per Year. When not in class, I am usually in a rehearsal, preparing for my next performance, or playing board games with my friends.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is Hayden Kirkpatrick and I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After my studies at Florida Tech, I plan on serving in the United States Air Force as an information security officer. For now, I am passionate about school and achieving an internship best suited to my future field of study. I was a prominent figure in the Civil Air Patrol Thames River Composite Squadron, which expanded my leadership horizons to include positions such as cadet element leader, flight instructor, and orientation flight coordinator. Outside of school and work, I love fencing, spending time with my friends, and exploring new technology.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is Jibran Ahmed, and I am pursuing my master's in computer information systems, expected to graduate in the Fall of 24. I am originally from India, a land known for its diverse cultures and rich history. I grew up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu – A coastal city down south in India. Florida Tech has opened a new world of possibilities, and my degree promises to help me reach greater heights. Outside work hours, I enjoy cinematography and photography and am a big automotive fanatic.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

I’m Kaitlyn Pittman, a first-year student majoring in forensic psychology. I was born and raised in the Great Lakes State, Michigan. I enjoy reading classics, especially Pride and Prejudice as well as true crime. In high school, I was the senior class vice president, school ambassador, and a member of the National Honor Society. Florida Tech is allowing me to pursue my dream career which is to become an FBI agent one day.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

I'm Rashi Shah, currently in my fourth semester, pursuing a Master's in Biotechnology at Florida Tech. Gujarat, India, is where my roots lie – a place steeped in history and culture, known for its rich traditions, stunning coastline along the Arabian Sea, and the renowned salt flats of the Little Rann of Kutch. Beyond my academic pursuits, I'm captivated by the world of cooking, sports, and dance. Whenever I'm not buried in textbooks, you'll find me experimenting in the kitchen with global recipes, grooving to the rhythm of dance, or passionately cheering on my favorite sports teams. With an innate knack for blending science and creativity, I'm on a mission to uncover innovative ways to positively impact the world of biotechnology. Oh, and a fun tidbit about me I can frame myself in sentences as a laughaholic foodie passionate about Spontaneity.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is Rebekah Lucas, and I am pursuing my master's in conservation technology. I am expected to graduate in the summer of 24. I am from South Florida but completed my undergrad degree in North Carolina. While completing my undergrad, I played lacrosse while juggling to graduate early. I earned a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and psychology in three years. Outside work hours, I enjoy exploring the outdoors as well as our oceans.

Senior Alumni Engagement Specialist

I am Tanveer Syed. I am a doctoral candidate in STEM Education at Florida Tech. I am a Bangladeshi student born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I studied for five years in England (the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford) and about two years at George Washington University when I came to the United States in 2014. I am a legally blind student researching what improvements could be made to virtual reality technology for better educational purposes for the visually impaired. I used to produce music and played county cricket for Yorkshire, and I am looking to see if I can do something in voice acting.

Alumni Engagement Specialist

My name is William Patrick Ward, also known as Will or William. I am a senior majoring in Finance at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Before moving to Melbourne Beach in July 2020, I spent most of my life in Hamilton, New Jersey. Outside of school and work, I am passionate about car collecting and music, and I love spending time with the people I love the most. Some facts about me are: My birthday is October 13th, I've been coming to the Melbourne Beach area since about 2001/2002 when I was very young, and I have friends and family who graduated from Florida Tech. After graduating with my Bachelor's degree in the spring of 2024, I plan on getting my M.B.A. while working at an internship or an actual job soon after.

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