The Boston College Computer Science Alumni Network was created to connect Computer Science alumni with fellow alumni, faculty, and students. The Network includes a directory of alumni, some have whom have chosen to act as mentors to students for the exchange of ideas on careers, and for post-graduate studies in the field and allied disciplines.
Follows is the current list of alumni, background on their work, and contact information. Alumni who wish to serve as mentors may indicate on the signup form. Those who wish to contact a mentor whose information has been marked available upon request may inquire of Jane Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join the network, please fill out the short online CS Alumni Signup Form.
Dan Bachiochi, email available upon request
CTO of TempAlert
Dan graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Math in 1997
"Career advice, networking and general questions."
Julie Bacon, email available upon request
Web Developer at iStrategyLabs in Washington, D.C.
Julie graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science in 2015.
"Studying Computer Science at BC opened new doors and chapters in my life that I never imagined. Throughout undergrad and my early years as a young professional, my experience has taken me to build web applications for both Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups. iStrategyLabs is a technical agency that builds for VR, the web, and mobile. I am available to offer academic and career advice, mentorship, and connect students to my network."
Sam Baxter, email@example.com
Software Engineer at iZotope Inc.
Sam graduated with a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Computer Science in 2014
"I would love to answer any questions students may have about the experience of applying to PhD programs in computer science, pursuing graduate studies while working in industry, what it takes to step right into a full time engineering position with no experience, or anything else I can help with. If there are ever CS alumni connection events on campus, I would also be interested in attending to answer questions in person, or even to give a presentation on some of the unique things I've gotten to work on so far in the field. Pretty much any way I can help, I'd be interested in."
John Bunker, email available upon request
Director of Software Architecture and Mobile/UI Development, Pearson
John graduated with a BA in Computer Science in 1998
"Career advice, networking, questions about the industry, ideas"
Bob Hatcher, email available upon request
Principal Salesforce Technical Architect at Imprivata
Muhan graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2001
"Imprivata is a Boston company focused on helping healthcare access, communicate and transact business securely and conveniently. We use Salesforce.com as the primary driver for all our business processes at Imprivata. It is my role to understand business requirements and translate them into systems that work for end users. This requires understanding the business as well as all the technical tools at our disposal, both within Salesforce and in other connected systems. It also requires me to use my nontechnical acumen through building relationships, project management, and other disciplines.
While computer science students tend to gravitate to showcasing their technical chops, I think BC students are well positioned to be a lot more than a killer developer. Liberal arts students are well rounded and can communicate, and there is a strong and underserved market for technical people who can be an intermediary between businesspeople who want to use enabling technology and technical people who can make it happen. This is the career I've carved out for myself and I am happy to help future students who are interested in that path."
Brad Hayes, email available upon request
Postdoctoral Associate in the Interactive Robotics Group at M.I.T.
Brad graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics in 2008.
"I'm happy to provide guidance for students interested in pursuing graduate study in Computer Science or who are interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or robotics. A description of my work is available on my website: http://www.bradhayes.info/."
Ellen Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen graduated with a BA in Computer Science in 2016
"I would like to provide mentorship in how to get prepared for job interviews and how to choose specific career in CS depends on students' interests."
Patrick Kirk, email available upon request
Manager, Manager, Management Consulting - Pricing and Profitability Management at PwC
Patrick graduated with a BA in CS in 2006 and an MBA in 2013
"I came through the CS program, but was never particularly interested in becoming a full time developer. I ended up in a consulting position which required a strong balance of business acumen and technical know-how. In this role, I would be happy to talk to students about the options they have in the consulting world, as well as the importance of being a well-rounded candidate that can speak the business strategy and also know how to execute."
Brian Lauducci, email@example.com Tel: 908-625-5898
Special Project Director (formerly Information Technology Director) at Paylock IPT, LLC
Brian graduated with a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science in 1993.
"Help Computer Science graduates make the transition from school to working life. Networking in the NY/NJ area."
Andrew Logan, email available upon request
Engineering Manager at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA
Andrew graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 2005
"I've worked as a developer at a small startup, a developer at a bigger company and have had the chance to manage people and projects over the past couple of years.
"I'd be more than happy to answer questions folks might have about life in the industry - whether it's about getting started, the trade-offs involved in designing and writing solid, maintainable code on a deadline (cheap, good or fast: pick two!) or transitioning from a purely technical role to a managerial one."
Gary MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Lead Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company
Gary graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 1997
"I can answer questions and provide advice about technical career paths. I can also introduce my contact network, given students' areas of interest."
Joe Mahon, email available upon request
Joe graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 2012
"I currently work as a full-stack engineer (mostly Ruby on Rails) for WeSpire. We build a social network internal to large corporations focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility."
Cleo Maranski (nee Bertrand), email@example.com
Lead Application Developer, UPS
Cleo graduated with a BA in Computer Science in 2000
"Anyone who has questions about the industry or life as a programmer in general can ask me questions. As a female in the tech industry, I'd be glad to speak to any other women looking to get into the field. I also have a masters so people curious about continuing their computer science education after getting a bachelor's can ask questions. Really, I just want to extend my love of computer science to anyone who need guidance."
Catherine Meuse, email available upon request
Software Engineer at Wayfair in Boston MA
Catherine graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science in 2015
"I would love to have conversations with students both passionately interested in computer science and those simply considering it. Since I've graduated from Boston College my background has been in web development at Wayfair, an e-commerce company that sells home goods. I'm happy to help guide students as they transition from computer science students to employees developing for large-scale companies and I'm available to offer advice in any way I can."
Naveen Senthilkumar, firstname.lastname@example.org
IBM / Strategy Consultant
Naveen graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Economics in 2017
"Graduating BC I knew that I wanted to be able to leverage both my Economics and Computer Science degrees in a business context. I find that I am able to do this in my current role. By utilizing my experience in data analytics and machine learning from the CS program in conjunction with my business and economics background I am able to provide data driven solutions to aid core business challenges within the firm.
I would be happy to talk about my experience at BC with underclassmen trying to better navigate academics as well as provide interview and professional help to those in the process of finding internships and full-time employment."
Shannon Specht, email available upon request, phone available upon request
BA in Computer Science with minors in History and Women's & Gender Studies, 2016
Software Engineer at AndPlus, LLC
The skills and relationships I developed while in the computer science program at Boston College set me on the path to becoming the confident programmer I am today. I currently work as a full-stack web and mobile application developer for a software consultancy, which builds custom solutions for a wide variety of clients, and remain passionate about making tech culture more intersectional and accessible, particularly to young women. I would love to advise or answer questions students may have about working and living in the industry after graduation.
Dan Szafir,email available upon request
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Dan graduated with a BA in Computer Science in 2010
"After BC, I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and am now a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. I'm happy to answer questions about academia and provide guidance for any students interested in pursuing graduate studies. I'm also always on the lookout to hire promising graduate students if you are interested in robotics or HCI. More information on my work can be found on my lab website (http://atlas.colorado.edu/iron/) and my personal website (http://danszafir.com/)."
Muhan Zhang, email available upon request
Software Engineer at Kairos AR, Inc.
Muhan graduated with a concentration in Computer Science from the Carroll School of Management in 2015
"Kicking off my career as a software engineer was the last thing I expected when I took my first CS class as a freshman at BC. Throughout my undergraduate career, I've had a variety of internship experience all exclusively in non-technical roles (consulting, product management, and foreign policy.) I would be most helpful to students who have both depth and breadth in their interests, especially those interested in startups, entrepreneurship, and leveraging one's technical talent to potentially starting a business."