Alumni Summer 2021

Redefining Down Syndrome

After earning his degree in electrical engineering, Nik Nikic ’84 applied those lessons to a rewarding career. But perhaps their most spectacular application has been his work with his son, Chris, who last Nov. 7 became the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon.

UNICEF: In Good Hands

Ann Thomas, MS ’02, has spent the last 20 years promoting hand-washing with soap and other sanitation practices in developing countries.

The Data Behind Your Burrito

As lead data scientist at Chipotle, Mash Syed, MS ’15, offers in-depth data analysis to the company’s executives to help them make informed business decisions—expertise that took on new value with the onslaught of COVID-19.