Industry Mentors

Leonardo Estevez

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: Platform Maker

About me: Leonardo Estevez works on the development of next generation wireless sensor and control platforms at Texas Instruments. He is currently working in TI's Kilby Labs.

Alexa Noxon

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: Software Design Engineer

About: Alexa Noxon grew up in Charlotte, NC and received her degree in General Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. She enjoys reading, camping, and playing board games.

Sandun S. Kuruppu

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: Systems Engineer, Kilby Research Lab

About: Sandun Kuruppu is a systems engineer at Texas Instruments Kilby research lab, with a focus on electric machines, power electronics systems and control algorithm development. He completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and graduate degrees from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Molly Sing

Molly Sing

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: MEMS Characterization Engineer

About: Molly Singh is an Engineer by day, and a knitter and rock climber in her free time. She is originally from Michigan, but has lived in Minnesota, Indiana, New Mexico, before returning to Texas this summer to start in the microelectromechanical systems division of TI.

Katie Pier

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: MEMS Characterization Engineer

About: Katie Pier grew up in the DFW metroplex and got her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas. In her spare time she likes to play video games with her husband, crochet, read, and play board games.

Molly Sing

Whitney Kaberle

Organization: AT&T

Designation: Senior Quality/M&P/Process Manager

About: Area Manager at AT&T, currently serving as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Vice President Technology Service Operations over U-verse IPTV and Digital Life Network Operations. Wife and mother to Will and Logan (2).

Priya Thanigai

Organization: Texas Instruments

Designation: Product Marketing Engineer

About: Handles product marketing for MSP430 Microcontroller Portfolio .

Colleen Ogana

Organization: Strategic Sourcing

Designation: Sourcing Manager

About: Originally from San Antonio, TX received undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and MBA in Supply Chain Management. She has one daughter, Elise. She enjoys the passionate nature of working at Ericsson and in the telecommunications industry!

Monica Hsiang

Organizationt: Price Management

Designation: Pricing Specialist

About: Monica Hsiang is from Taiwan, graduated from UTD with Master in Accounting Degree. She is very happy to be a mentor for this YWISEI project

Sara Shearer

Sara Shearer

Organization: Ericsson LM

Designation: Field Service Engineer III

About: Worked for Ericsson for 4 years as an engineer and trouble shooter. She studied and Graduated from UTD with a bachelors in Computer Engineering. She uses her knowledge of problem solving and engineering to find solutions to various issues encountered throughout her line of work.

Anabella Acosta

Anabella Acosta

Organization: Ericsson LM

Designation: Commercial Management -Strategic Pricing

About: Anabella Acosta enjoys working with the latest and greatest technology like connected car and TV everywhere. She is also a wife and mother to 3 wonderful sons who keep her active everyday

Laure Nguemaleu

Organization: Ericsson LM

Designation: Services Engineer

About: Laure Nguemaleu is a Services engineer from Ericsson