Alumnae


Kelsey Barta ’15 (B.S. engineering science) has accepted a position as an engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory working in the Air and Missile Defense sector. 

Hannah Bower ’15 (B.S. engineering science) is working at NSWC Dahlgren Division, Platform System Safety Branch as a Safety Engineer.  While at Sweet Briar Hannah completed an internship at SimVentions Inc. in systems engineering as well as an REU at Virginia Tech in Cognitive Communications. 

Kate Fanta ’15 (B.S. engineering science) will attend graduate school in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.  Kate completed an REU in materials science at UVa.

Allison Hassard ’15 (B.S. engineering science) is an Associate Customer Support Engineer at SWIFT Inc. in Culpeper, VA.

Rosie Purvis ’15 (B.S. engineering science) is a mechanical controls engineer for XCOR Aerospace, where she also interned for a summer. Rosie also interned at Edison2 working on the Very Light Car.

Kathryne Richard ’15 (B.S. engineering science) is a mechanical systems engineer I working in nuclear island systems at AREVA in Lynchburg, VA. She completed her internship at Argonauta Energy Services, Inc. in Houston, TX.  

Grace Caskey ’14 (B.S. engineering science) is an engineer at FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, an automation and conveyer company in Lynchburg, Va. She also completed her internship with FleetwoodGoldcoWyard.

Amanda Catlett ’14 (B.S. engineering science) is an engineer at Babcock and Wilcox in Lynchburg, Va. She also completed her internship with Babcock and Wilcox.

Amanda Johnson ’14 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. physics ) is attending graduate school in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Amanda completed internships at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Emily Metzger ’14 (B.S. engineering science) is an engineer at Textron in Texas. Textron is a Fortune 500 company that works in several areas, including producing Bell helicopters.

Melissa Monterosso ’14 (B.S. engineering science) is in graduate school in bioengineering at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Melissa completed research experiences in bioengineering at Clemson and WPI in her sophomore and junior years.

Lindsay Davis ’13 (B.S. engineering science) is a process engineer at AMTI, an advanced manufacturing and design company in Lynchburg, Va. Lindsay completed an internship at AREVA Inc.

Sarah Lightbody ’12, (B.S. engineering science) completed her Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering concentrating in Human Factors at the University of Virginia in 2014. Specifically, she worked to build computational models of the neural basis of touch for neural prosthetics. She is now a consultant for IBM.

Lauren Perhala ’12 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. math) is a mechanical engineer at NovaTech in Lynchburg, Va.  NovaTech provides engineering and manufacturing services including mechanical design, analysis, testing and fabrication in support of nuclear, aerospace, defense and other industries. Lauren completed an internship at NovaTech and at the Cleveland Clinic.

Caroline Sorensen ’12 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. environmental science) is pursuing a Master of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Program at Central European University in Budapest. Caroline completed a summer research experience in environmental engineering at Duke University.

Madeline Wilson ’12 (B.S. engineering science) is a field engineer in the Pressure Management Group at Schlumberger in Denver, Colo.

MaryAnne “Scooter” Haslow-Hall ’11 (B.S. engineering science) works as a process engineer (controls focus) for The Clorox Company at their GLAD Manufacturing facility in Amherst, Va. MaryAnne was also an intern for GLAD in the summer of 2010.

Jane "Ellie" Craddock ’11 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. math) is pursuing a master's degree in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. Ellie was an intern for the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in the summer of 2010.

Elizabeth Wilson ’11 (B.S. engineering science) is a systems engineer at The Babcock & Wilcox Company (an international energy products and service company) in their Quality Control Department. Elizabeth was also an intern for Babcock & Wilcox in the summer of 2010.

Katelyn James ’11 (B.S. engineering science) is an engineer for the U.S. Navy doing ordinance assessment at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md.

Cassidy Jones ’11, (B.S. engineering science) is a mechanical engineer in the Nuclear Operations Group at The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Cassidy was an intern for Babcock & Wilcox in the summer of 2010.

Kristen Green ’11 (B.S. engineering science) is an engineer at Aerojet (an aerospace and defense company) in Gainesville, Va., working with the Advanced Project Team on airbreathing rocket motors.

Gina Miller ’11 (B.S. engineering science)

Sarah Jennings ’11 (B.S. engineering science) is an electronics engineer at the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Natasha (Weiss) Huff ’11 (B.S. engineering science) has started Smithfield Winery.

Maxine Emerich ’10 (B.S. engineering science) works for General Atomics at National Ignition Facility (NIF) Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California. While a student at Sweet Briar, Maxine completed a summer research experience with Prof. Pierce and also completed a joint internship between Sweet Briar and Lynchburg Sheltered Industries.

Kaelyn Leake ’09 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. physics) earned a PhD in electrical engineering from  the University of California-Santa Cruz.  While a student at Sweet Briar, Kaelyn completed an internship at Flowserve (flow management solutions).

Sara Smiley ’09 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. math) completed her MEM (master's in engineering management) at Dartmouth in 2011. She is currently Operations Management Leadership Program Associate at GE Aviation in Orange County, Calif. GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE, is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. While a student at Sweet Briar, Sarah completed two summer internships with Snydor Langston (construction). 

Amanda Baker ’09 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. environmental science) is currently an environmental engineer at Straughan Environmental Service in Maryland. While a student at Sweet Briar, Amanda completed an internship with Straughan Environmental Service.

Lauren Guyer ’09 (B.A. engineering management) is currently at the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, Va. While a student at Sweet Briar, Lauren completed an internship with the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in Lynchburg.

Christina (Johnson) Pappas ’08 (B.S. engineering science, B.S. physics) is currently a graduate student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. Christina earned a prestigious Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. While a student at Sweet Briar, Christina completed internships at AREVA (nuclear energy) and at the NASA Wallops Flight Center.

Ruth Anne Ratliff ’08 (B.A. engineering management) is currently employed at TYCO Wireless in Lynchburg, Va.