Stella Alimperti, PhD

Title: Associate Professor

Company: Georgetown University

Education: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014); Diploma in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (2006)

Career History: Associate Professor, Georgetown University (2022-Present); Principal Investigator, American Dental Association/National Institute of Standards and Technology (2018-2022); Postdoctoral Researcher, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (2014-2017); Collaborator, Biogen (2015-2016); Research Assistant, University at Buffalo (2008-2014); Collaborator, Invitrogen (2011-2013); Quality Control Analyst/Internship, Pillsbury, General Mills, Greece (2006-2007); Chemistry Analyst, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (2005)

Stella Alimperti, PhD, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of education.

Graduating with a diploma in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2006, Dr. Alimperti gained experience as a chemistry analyst at Bundesanstalt duer Materialforschung und –pruefung in Germany and a quality control analyst and intern at Pillsbury and General Mills in Greece before relocating to the United States. Being in a male-dominated profession such as engineering was challenging, but she decided to pursue a PhD despite the obstacles. She enrolled in the University of Buffalo in 2007 and studied in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where she learned about tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Throughout her studies, she gained further firsthand experience as a research assistant at the institution and as a collaborator at Invitrogen.

Upon earning a PhD in chemical and biological engineering in 2014, Dr. Alimperti traveled to Boston and engaged in biomedical engineering as a postdoctoral researcher at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and a collaborator at Biogen. With particular expertise in bioengineering with a focus on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, she served as a principal investigator for the American Dental Association/National Institute of Standards and Technology for four years before joining Georgetown University as an associate professor in 2022. At the university, she works predominantly in the laboratory and tends to her postdocs and students; she teaches and mentors them in numerous disciplines, including 3D bioprinting, data, how to interpret data, manuscripts, and writing grants. She also strives to have at least one meeting with her postdocs and her students.

Among her numerous achievements in her career so far, Dr. Alimperti—a prolific contributor of papers and articles in highly-read scientific publications, including the Journal of Cell Science, Biotechnology Progress, and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology—her notable was seeing her name and scientific contribution in her first publication: “Lentiviral Microarrays for Real-time Monitoring of Gene Expression Dynamic,” which she co-authored for Lab on a Chip Journal in 2010.  When she saw that published, she felt she was impacting society. It motivated her to continue and work even harder to contribute more to science and research.

A dedicated member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, International Society for Stem Cell Research, American Heart Association, and Biomedical Engineering Society, Dr. Alimperti looks to the future wanting to bring more engineers into the dental and musculoskeletal arena as well as increase her research publication rate.



Francisco A. Rojas, MEng, MArch, EMBA, PMP

Title: 1) Director Of Operations 2) Owner

Company: 1) CalBurton, Inc. 2) PuroClean of Fresno

Education: Pursuing Executive MBA in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, California State University, Fresno; Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2020); Master’s Degree in Architecture, Academy of Art University (2014); Coursework in Law Enforcement and Immigration Law, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Artesia (2010-2012); Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, University of California, Davis (2010); Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, University of California, Davis (2010)

Career History: Owner, President, PuroClean of Fresno (2022-Present); Director of Operations, CalBurton, Inc. (2019-Present); Project Manager, Bess Testlab Inc. (2013-2019); Architectural Retail Designer, Apple (2012-2013); Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2010-2012)

Francisco Rojas, Director of Operations and Owner, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of engineering and construction.

Attributing his success to his dedication, strong work ethic, and love for education, Mr. Rojas has held full-time jobs since he was 15 years old and has been on his own since he was 17. While serving as a border patrol agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2010 and 2012, he pursued his college education—earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis in the same year and then completing coursework in law enforcement and immigration law from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Equipped with his degrees, he became active as an architectural retail designer for Apple from 2012 to 2013 before advancing to the role of project manager at Bess Testlab Inc. from 2013 to 2019. In the midst of working in these positions, he attained a master’s degree in architecture from the Academy of Art University and later a master of Engineering in construction engineering management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Since 2019, Mr. Rojas has excelled as the director of operations at CalBurton, Inc.—an organization that ensures underground safety throughout California—and since 2022 has served as the owner and president of PuroClean of Fresno—a water, fire, mold, biohazard, mitigation, and reconstruction company. Focusing on CalBurton in the mornings and PuroClean in the evenings, he predominantly ensures that jobs are going well and prioritizes the safety and well-being of his employees, to whom he attributes much of his success. He considers it his responsibility to keep the businesses growing and making money in order to benefit his employees and their families so they can prosper.  He actively pays his employees above average because he believes they’re his greatest asset, and they love working for him.

An expert in his field, Mr. Rojas has published articles within his industry and holds memberships with the Associated General Contractors of America and the Project Management Institute. Looking toward the future, he strives to develop his company further and would like to establish several others—in fact, he wants to decrease his workload at CalBurton and PuroClean and take on a more managerial role. Believing that education is essential, he’s currently pursuing an Executive MBA in business, management, marketing, and related support services at California State University, Fresno.

Since 2007, Mr. Rojas has been married to his best friend from high school and college classmate, Amahayha. When he isn’t running his companies or studying, he likes to work out at the gym, drive off-road vehicles, go camping, drive corvettes, and spend time with his family—including his two children.

Edgar J. Iroba

Title: 1) Business Development Engineer 2) Technical Sales Engineer and Implementation Lead

Company: 1) Recode Solutions 2) KamerAI

Education: MBA Coursework in Management/Finances, Universidad Tecnológica del Centro (2017); Diploma in Maintenance Management and TPM, Universidad José Antonio Páez (2013); BSME, Universidad de Carabobo (2012)

Career History: Business Development Engineer, Recode Solutions, Houston, TX (2022-Present); Technical Sales Engineer and Implementation Lead, KamerAI, Houston, TX (2021-Present); Business Development Engineer and Marketing Specialist, Edgar Iroba, Sales & Marketing, Houston, TX (2021-Present); Business Development Engineer, JD Restorations, Inc., Houston, TX (2021); Business Development Engineer, Fountain Works LLC (2020-2021); Customer Service Manager, Fountain Works LLC, Houston, TX (2019-2020); Project Engineer, CSR, Fountain Works LLC, Houston, TX (2019); Officer Manager, CSR, Mr. Handyman, Houston, TX (2018-2019); Business Development Engineer, DCM, C.A., Valencia Estado Carabobo, Venezuela (2014-2016); Teacher, Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia Industrial, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela (2014); Maintenance Coordinator, C.A. Editora de el Carabobeno, Valencia Estado Carabobo, Venezuela (2012-2014); Preventive Maintenance Engineer, Ademinsa Venezuela, La Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela (2012); Trainee, Department of Maintenance and Supplies, PepsiCo Venezuela (2011-2012); Operator to Production Supervisor, Continental de Termoformados CA, Palo Negro, Estado Aragua, Venezuela (2010-2011)

Edgar Iroba, Business Development Engineer and Technical Sales Engineer, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of engineering.

With more than a decade of knowledge and hands-on experience, Mr. Iroba excels as a mechanical engineer by profession and a seller by passion. A Technical Sales Engineer and Implementation Lead at KamerAI and a Business Development Engineer and Marketing Specialist through his own independent business since 2021, as well as a Business Development Engineer at Recode Solutions since 2022, he provides high-quality service while assessing and analyzing industrial processes, dealing with technological aspects as a business development engineer, attending meetings, and communicating and collaborating well with clients and colleagues. A sought-after professional in the field, he was previously active as a business development engineer at JD Resorations, Inc. and Fountain Works LLC.

Originally from Venezuela, Mr. Iroba attained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Carabobo, a diploma in maintenance management and TPM from Universidad José Antonio Páez, and a Master of Business Administration in management and finances from Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. In Venezuela, he was a preventive maintenance engineer, maintenance coordinator, and business development engineer, and even taught engineering at Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia Industrial for a year. In addition, he authored “Influencia de la Velocidad de Pasada e Intensidad de Corriente en la Soladura Orbital GTAW del Acero Inoxidable Aisi 304” for scientific publication Revista de la Facultad de Ingeniería. Since immigrating to the United States in 2016, he’s added the following credentials: diplomas in digital marketing and agency plan from SmartBeemo and certifications in Citizen Developer Basics and Bot Development from Automation Anywhere, Inc.

Outside of his primary roles, Mr. Iroba was previously active as a sales mentor for the local magazine Entrepreneurial Girls, a volunteer educator at a marketing and sales class in Venezuela—teaching older adults 50 and above about business and social media—and a volunteer for several charities in his home country as well. He would collect and donate toys to children during the holidays. He lives his life by the motto, “Happiness is a decision, so you choose to be happy.”


Bobby J. Wilkerson Jr.

Title: Engineer (Retired)

Education: Coursework in Architecture Construction, Texas Southern University (1986); Discipleship Education (1984-1985); Coursework, ECI Program, Architecture, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX (1976); Diploma, Mirabeau B. Lamar Senior High School (Now Lamar High School) (1975); Diploma, Sidney Lanier Junior High School (Now Lanier Middle School), Houston, TX (1973)

Career History: Environmental Quality Specialist, City of Houston, TX (1987-1991); Retired Construction Engineer; Construction Management Engineer, Leonard H. O Spearman Technology Building, College of Science, Engineering & Technology, Texas Southern University

Bobby J. Wilkerson Jr., a retired Engineer, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of engineering.

A Houston, Texas native, Mr. Wilkerson completed coursework in architecture at Prairie View A&M University and coursework in architecture construction at Texas Southern University. In addition, he earned a Wastewater Engineering Certification from Texas A&M University Extension and served as an airman at the U.S. Navy from 1976 to 1980. Attributing his success to patience, he launched his career as a construction management engineer within the Leonard H. O. Spearman Technology Building and College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Texas Southern University and served as an environmental quality specialist in the city of Houston from 1987 to 1991.

A man of deep faith, having been officially baptized on May 6, 1972, at Saint Philip of Jesus Catholic Church, Mr. Wilkerson ultimately retired as an engineer and has since continued to be active in and around his religion. Through his work, he has volunteered to feed the homeless; worked pro bono for the Catholic League for the Poor of Nigeria Inc. and the Christian League of Houston; and partnered with a charity in a hospital and mental health hospital in Odekpe, Anambra, Nigeria. He has been a member of Council 159 within the Knights of St. Peter Claver at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church since 1972 and a choir member since 2019. He previously served the masses from 1972 to 1974 and has been a delegate in the State Convention and National Convention.

Additionally, he authored a collaboration between Texas Southern University Leonard H. O. Spearman School of Science Engineering and Technology and the Catholic League for the Poor of Nigeria and is currently writing a research proposal for a global initiative between Rice University and Texas Southern University. He has previously had affiliations with the Houston Alumni Association and excelled as president of the Alumni Association for Texas Southern University College of Science, Engineering & Technology—and has been a Third Degree member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. since 2019.

Attributing his success to patience and determination in getting things done, Mr. Wilkerson considers his hero and mentor to be Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, whose speeches he frequently listens to for inspiration. He also values his family relationships and his following of religion.

Roger K. Taylor

Title: Passive House Consultant

Company: Energy Systems Consulting, LLC; DwellGreen of Dallas

Location: TX/USA

Education: Coursework, Southern Methodist University; BA in Computer Science, State University of New York College at Potsdam (1974)

Career History: Corporate Advisor, Shipshape AI (2019-Present); Owner, Passive House Consultant, Energy Systems Consulting, LLC (Operating as DwellGreen) (2011-Present); Senior Business Development Advisor, Perot Systems, Dell (2006-2011); Director, Services Delivery, Perot Systems (1988-2006); Account Project Management, EDS Technologies (1974-1988); Engineer, The State University of New York (1972-1974); Engineer, U.S. Navy (1966-1972); Project Manager, Manufacturing Plant for General Motors, Fort Wayne, IN; Owner, DwellGreen of Dallas

Roger K. Taylor, Corporate Adviser at Shipshape AI and owner at Energy Systems Consulting, LLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of environmental services.

With more than 35 years of computer services experience, Mr. Taylor shifted his career in 2011 by dedicating himself to the renewables and environment industry as the owner and a Passive House Consultant at Energy Systems Consulting, LLC, which operates as DwellGreen. Certified by Energy Star, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, IECC, and Building Performance Institute, he leads the company that designs homes for people that are net zero energy with solar panels and provides energy audits and analysis for residential homes and commercial buildings—lowering utility and insurance bills and improving the quality of life for the owners all at once. In addition to DwellGreen, he has lent his expertise to Shipshape AI, a start-up whose mission is to direct the advancement of artificial intelligence toward economic development and energy efficiency. Mr. Taylor has been a corporate adviser at the company since 2019.

Prior to these appointments, Mr. Taylor excelled at Perot Systems-turned-Dell Services, where he served as the director of services delivery and senior business development adviser between 1988 and 2011. He’s especially proud of all his teaching there, especially helping train military personnel to be IT professionals and subsequently see them succeed. Previously, he was active in account project management at EDS Technologies from 1974 to 1988, was an engineer at the State University of New York from 1972 to 1974, and served as an engineer in the U.S. Navy between 1966 and 1972. He has also found success as the project manager for a manufacturing plant for General Motors in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the State University of New York College at Potsdam, from which he graduated cum laude in 1974 and completed coursework at Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Taylor is a longtime member of the Passive House Institute of the United States, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America. Looking toward the future, he strives to educate as many people as he can about the efficient way to build houses; the only passive house raider in Texas, he intends to continue statewide. Mr. Taylor doesn’t consider what he does as work because he’s passionate about it and enjoys it. His motto is, “Save the earth.”

DwellGreen of Dallas


Dario DiMaggio

Title: International Sales Manager

Company: Kurz Instruments, Inc.

Location: Monterey, CA

Education: MPC in Electronics, St. Mary University

Career History: International Sales Manager/Europe/Middle East Sales Director, Kurz Instruments Inc. (1984-Present)

Dario DiMaggio, International Sales Manager at Kurz Instruments, Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of sales.

Driven by adventure since he was young, Mr. DiMaggio has served as the international sales manager at Kurz Instruments, Inc. for more than 35 years—a role  through which he monitors a group of sales application engineers, and designs and sells equipment to resolve issues across Europe and the Middle East. Beginning at the company in 1984, he has maintained a close working relationship with its president and founder—and his personal mentor—Dr. Jerome Kurz, and first established himself as a designer, operator, installer, and repairer of its innovative devices and applications, even traveling to Africa to work on projects and implement the instrumentation. It was a natural process for him to start selling the devices.

Among his numerous projects over the course of four decades, Mr. DiMaggio considers his most important to be upgrading and redesigning old systems for nuclear power plants, as well as creating equipment and tools to help monitor CO2 emissions. In regards to his work ethic, he has been able to set himself apart from others through his aggressive drive to complete tasks and tendency to go above and beyond to educate himself. He still has the same enthusiasm for his work as when he was first starting out.

Mr. DiMaggio prepared for his accomplished career by studying electronics at St. Mary University. Outside of his main endeavors, he has lent his expertise to the page, authoring articles for such publications as Nuclear News, International Cement Review, and Hydrocarbon Engineering. As he reaches the end of his career, he plans to go into consulting within his field while also enjoying his hobbies, like painting, traveling, and reading about history. With everything he has done and continues to do, Mr. DiMaggio works under his creed to “Live the best life you can, the happiest life you can; always be positive; [and] believe in your capabilities.”

Craig D. Miller

Title: Vice President of Project Management

Company: Samsung Engineering America Inc.

Location: Texas

Education: EMBA in Business and Finance, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston (2012); BSCE in Structural Engineering, Texas Tech University (1997)

Career History: HOD Project Management, Samsung Engineering America, Houston, TX (2014-Present); Senior Project Manager, Ventech Engineers International LLC (2012-2014); Project Manager, Chicago Bridge & Iron (1997-2011)

Craig D. Miller, Vice President of Project Management at Samsung Engineering Americas, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of engineering.

Naturally gifted in working with people and solving problems, Mr. Miller gravitated toward his professional path at a young age as his father excelled as a geologist and engineer and has served as a major influence to this day. Engineering has always been an area of enjoyment, fascination, and importance to him—and his passion for it only developed as he grew up.

Upon graduating from high school, he pursued higher education at Texas Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with a focus on structural engineering, in 1997. He then became a project manager at Chicago Bridge & Iron, which was once a massive engineering, procurement, and construction company that specialized in projects within the oil and gas industries. He held the role from 1997 to 2011 before obtaining an Executive Master of Business Administration in business and finance from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston in 2012. That same year, he began a two-year position as a senior project manager at Ventech Engineers International LLC and has found success as the vice president of project management at Samsung Engineering America Inc. since 2014.

In the midst of his primary endeavors, Mr. Miller worked overseas for nine years in such regions as Saudi Arabia, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Iraq. In his current role, he has been proud of how he runs and operates the office and the impact the company has had on the industry as a whole—particularly through projects with Chevron Phillips Chemical. As a testament to his achievements in the field, and his established reputation as a firm and stern—yet open-minded and effective—leader, he won the Contractor of the Year Award in 2020. Looking toward the future, he strives to devote his time and energy to either consulting or teaching in the next five to 10 years. However, despite all of his professional accomplishments, Mr. Miller considers his most notable to be his family, which includes his wife, Angel, and two children—his son, Justin, has followed in his footsteps to become a mechanical engineer and his daughter, Cate, runs a beauty salon in San Diego.


Shahzib Sarfraz

Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Driven Software Solutions

Location: Georgia

Education: Pursuing Master in Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology (2021-Present); MBA, Kennesaw State University (2021); MS in Information Systems, Kennesaw State University (2021); BS in Software Engineering, Kennesaw State University, Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors (2019); Software Engineering Intern, Chick-fil-A, CFA Properties, Inc. (2017); AS in Computer Science, Georgia State University, Honors Graduate (2016)

Career History: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Driven Software Solutions (2019-Present); Software Engineer, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (2019-Present); Freelance Android/IOS Application Developer (2015-Present); Software Engineer Co-op, JDA Software (Now Blue Yonder Group, Inc.) (2018-2019); Sales Technician, iFixandRepair (2017-2018); Software Engineering and Web Developer, GovtPortal, LLC/Flat Rate Processing (2017)

Shahzib Sarfraz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Driven Software Solutions, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of software and engineering.

Guided by an early passion for hacking, engineering, and fixing broken electronics and technology, Mr. Sarfraz has built an accomplished career in his field, which has culminated in becoming a software engineer at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and the founder and chief executive officer at Driven Software Solutions since 2019. At the latter company, among several other responsibilities, he develops applications—including table-ordering kiosks at restaurants—in order to help his clients manage their customer traffic, as well as ensures the growth of business and development by making infrastructure, technology, and strategy decisions.

Prior to these positions, Mr. Sarfraz launched his career as a software engineer and web developer for Government Portal, as part of Flat Rate Processing in 2017, a sales technician at iFixandRepair from 2017 to 2018, and a software engineer co-op at JDA Software from 2018 to 2019. Additionally, since 2015, he has found success as a freelance Android and IOS application developer; he has created apps currently available on the Google Play store. Always a dedicated student, he earned an Associate in Science from Georgia State University in 2016; a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from Kennesaw State University in 2019; a Master of Science in information systems and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw in 2021; and is now pursuing a master’s degree in analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In the next five years, Mr. Sarfraz strives to continue to develop and expand his business—to other states and then eventually obtain a global reach. He also wants to keep giving back to his community in Georgia, primarily by mentoring undergraduate students and providing internships.


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Honor Society Recognition

Eric Waggoner, PE

Eric WaggonerTitle: Civil Engineer

Company: Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2012-2016

Career History:  Civil Engineer, Freese and Nichols, Inc., 2017-Present

Civil Engineer Intern, Freese and Nichols, 2016;

Technician Intern, Garver, 2015

Eric Waggoner, Civil Engineer at Freese and Nichols, Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in his field.

Growing up, Mr. Waggoner enjoyed his mathematics and science classes, and he was encouraged by his family to pursue architecture or engineering. While he began exploring architectural engineering in his higher education, he felt a calling to civil engineering. In 2016, he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. While matriculating, he garnered experience as a technician intern with Garver. He then joined his current firm, Freese and Nichols, Inc., as an intern in 2015 before being hired as a civil engineer with the firm in 2016.

To date, Mr. Waggoner’s most notable achievement would be being selected as one of the 20 individuals to attend the Emerging Leaders Class by the National Society of Professional Engineers. This program endeavors to develop young professional engineers into project management roles, such as developing qualities and skills for the role. Looking toward the future, Mr. Waggoner hopes to continue his work as an engineer and help his firm grow. He also hopes to develop his skills and knowledge as an engineer for him to be able to grow professionally.

In pursuit of these goals, Mr. Waggoner maintains professional affiliation with the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Outside of his professional endeavors, he remains civically involved by supporting community activities and charity events such as community trash pickups and donations during the holidays. Mr. Waggoner attributes his success to his parents for instilling in him good qualities and values throughout his life and for being his biggest supporters.

Dante A. Buckley


Title: Senior Process Engineer

Company: Ology Bioservices, Inc.

Location: Gainesville, FL

Education: Executive MBA, Jack Welch Management Institute, 2021;

MS in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2009;

BS in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2006

Career History: Senior Process Engineer, Process Engineer, Ology Bioservices, Inc., 2018-Present;

Engineer (Operations), Manufacturing Engineer, RTI Surgical, 2013-2018;

Curriculum Technologist, Computer Applications Instructor, Saint Francis Catholic High School, 2010-2013;

Research Engineer, University of Florida’s Space Systems Group, 2007-2013;

Substitute Teacher, Hawthorne Middle and High School, 2011

Dante Buckley, Senior Process Engineer at Ology Bioservices, Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field.

Mr. Buckley became involved in his profession due to the encouragement of his research advisor who saw that he could make a difference as an engineer. Though it wasn’t clear where his talents would best be utilized at this time, it was evident from his skills and work ethic that no matter what he put his mind and heart to, that he would excel. Heeding this advice, Mr. Buckley found that a career in process engineering, and in education, would speak best to his interests and expertise. Since 2018, he has served as a Senior Process Engineer for Ology Bioservices. He has prior experience as an engineer for RTI Surgical, and as a curriculum technologist and Computer Applications Instructor for Saint Francis Catholic High School. Earlier in his career, he worked as a research engineer for the University of Florida’s Space Systems Group and as a substitute teacher for Hawthorne Middle and High School.

In order to prepare for a career in this field, Mr. Buckley first earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida in 2006. He continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in aerospace engineering in 2009. In 2021, he earned an executive MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. Mr. Buckley attributes his success to having a great support system with his wife who keeps him honest and makes him a better person. In his work, he excels at leading and supporting biologic focus manufacturing and supporting various projects at the advanced development manufacturing facility in Florida. Looking toward the future, Mr. Buckley hopes to continue having an impact, influencing rooms even he is not in, motivating, inspiring people, and leading by example.