Undergraduate Alumni Profiles

Name: Jennifer Bullock Rosario
Title: Vice President, Manager IT Risk Governance
Employer: First Citizens Bank, Raleigh
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2004
Returning to school after several years in retail management, Jennifer Bullock Rosario had a strong interest in computers and information technology, but didn’t want to focus too narrowly on the technical side of the industry. The Bachelor of Science in...
Name: Patrick Hodges
Title: Security Engineer
Employer: MetLife
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2015
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I started working in small computer firms and being in the periphery of technology for years in roles like help desk, data entry, and robotics. I attended some community college and...
Name: Lily Fagan
Title: Business Systems Analyst
Employer: MetLife
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2016
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I've always loved technology and learning about the latest and greatest in the industry. In high school, I participated in FIRST Robotics, which gave me more insight into STEM-...
Name: Clay Collin
Title: Senior Information Security Analyst
Employer: TIAA
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2013
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I spent countless hours on the computer teaching myself applications and I absorbed tactical knowledge through trial and error.  I realized...
Name: Alaina Sajatovic
Title: Senior Technical Product Manager
Employer: GE Oil & Gas
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2014
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I took my first class at SILS during my first year at UNC. I was 17 and had no idea what I wanted to major in. I took an Intro to Information Science class and it opened my eyes to...
Name: Jessica Bodford
Title: User Experience Researcher
Employer: Facebook, Inc.
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2012
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I was an undergraduate psychology major at Carolina and wanted to marry my two loves: social psychology (including foci in social influence and judgment and decision-making) and...
Name: Denzel McCollum
Title: Senior Marketing Analyst
Employer: United Parcel Service, Inc
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2013
How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS? After graduaing from SILS, I completed a research project detailing what causes online videos to go viral through the University of Pittsburgh's i3 iSchool Inclusion Institute. I have worked at UPS in...
Name: Mandi Gonzalez
Title: Associate UX Designer
Employer: Blizzard Entertainment
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2014
How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS? After graduating from SILS, I immediately went into graduate study at the University of Michigan School of Information, where I got my master's degree in Human Computer Interaction, which in turn...
Name: Kate Meyer
Title: UX Specialist
Employer: Nielsen Norman Group
Degree: BSIS, MSIS
Graduation year: 2015
How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS? I was fortunate to begin my career while working on my bachelor's and master's degrees - through internships while earning my BSIS, and by studying part-time while earning my MSIS. Balancing work and...
Name: Sharon Austin
Title: User Experience Designer
Employer: Northrop Grumman
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2013
How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS? Immediately after graduation from SILS, I worked as a user experience designer in a temporary position for ITS Web Services at UNC, helping with the revamp of the ITS website in 2014. I eventually found...
Name: Evan Carroll
Title: Author, Keynote Speaker, and Marketing Technologist
Employer: Evan Carroll and Associates
Degree: BSIS, MSIS
Graduation year: 2012
When I first came to Carolina in 2004, I hadn’t heard of Information Science. Little did I know that I was already designing information systems. I had a keen understanding of technology, but always in the sense of how it could help people work smarter. In...
Name: Alani Perry
Title: Consultant Business Analyst
Employer: Cardinal Solutions Group
Degree: BSIS
Graduation year: 2011
What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS? I came through SILS' BSIS undergraduate program. Prior to SILS and during my time at SILS, I worked for many years as a page and library assistant for both public and academic...