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Alumni snapshots


Insights and updates from UMSI alumni.

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Abril Vela

Abril Vela (BSI ’18) is co-founder and principal consultant at CS for Success, enabling high school students to participate in equitable, inclusive and high-quality computer science experiences. 

Abril explains how focusing her career now constitutes a decade’s worth of experience.



Tawny Czilok

Tawny Czilok (MHI ’17) is responsible for supporting Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium’s goal of improving quality of care for hospitalized patients. 


Tawny’s tips for leveraging an open mind at the start of your information career.


Eve Neiger

Eve Neiger (MSI '14) is using her degree to build a new archives department within Boston Public Library’s special collections department.

Eve shares the importance of practical experience.

Photo by Meredith Miller, Yale University


Jatin Gupta

Jatin Gupta (MSI ’18) uses the human-computer interaction skills he learned at UMSI to improve product usability at T-mobile.

Jatin's advice for staying relevant.

Deepak Krishnan

Deepak Krishnan (MSI ’18) is using his degree to craft better experiences for salespeople at SAP Sales Cloud.

Deepak's view on the importance of mentors.




Arielle's Headshot

Arielle Metaxas (BSI '19) is a product analyst for Condé Nast who is utilizing her UMSI degree to analyze consumer behaviors. 

Arielle's advice for gaining confidence in information studies.




Emily Bowman's Headshot

Emily Bowman (MSI '12) is leading a team of UX designers as director of customer experience design at General Motors. 

Learn how Emily utilized the career development office for networking opportunities.



Lisa McLaughlin Headshot

Lisa McLaughlin (MSI '08) is the CEO and co-founder of Workit Health, a digital addiction care clinic reaching 34 million people. 

Lisa shares her tips for making the most of your time at UMSI