Alumni Class Notes 2017

April 01, 2017

Frederick Battista, BA ’10 asks, “Did you know that software engineering is less fun than studying the fundamental nature of the universe? You did? How sad! And yet, it is fun to build things...”

Nayha Dixit, BS ’04, is a board certified medical physicist in radiation oncology at UCSF in San Francisco.

Derek Jones, BA, BS ’11, has been actively designing across the country in theatre, dance, opera, events, museums, architecture, art installations and more. He is the lighting design professor at Long Beach City College.Derek resides in Los Angeles.

Gregg Khodorov, BS ’15, is two years into a five-year MD/MBA joint degree program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is passionate about fostering innovation in healthcare, and is co-president of the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network (see

Jennifer Kuczynski, BS ’11, MS’16, completed her MS in systems engineering at GW in 2016. She is currently working at MITRE and living in Northern Virginia.

Matt Palmer, PhD ’01, works as a quantitative financial analyst for Bank of America in Atlanta. This past summer, he joined the board of directors of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company (aka The Shakespeare Tavern).

Rohit Patil, BS ’13, will be graduating from GW Medical School this May. He will then go to the University of Maryland for a residency in urology!

Krishna Tewari, BS ’80, received an MS and PhD in physics at American University in Washington, D.C. Krishna worked at NASA Goddard on various projects including COBE for 33 years and retired in 2013.