Meet Our Alumni

Jayme Dryden

Meet Jayme Dryden

B.S., Environmental Engineering
Senior Environmental Engineer, IGP Trainer of Record/QISP, Ashworth Leininger Group
Hometown: Hollister, CA

“The engineering professors are amazing, the lab resources are excellent, and the student body is a diverse mix of minds and experiences. UCR takes education seriously but provides plenty of opportunities to have some fun along the way. ”

Josiah Jordan

Meet Josiah Jordan

B.S. and M.S., Computer Science
Software Development Engineer, Amazon
Hometown: San Diego, CA

“I always knew I wanted to go into engineering. If I could give my past self some advice, I'd say to choose BCOE. With the focus on core computer science fundamentals, dedicated faculty mentorship, and encouragement to grow and develop on my own, my education was on par or above that of my peers.”

Diego Villasenor

with CSE Professor Emeritus Thomas Payne

Meet Diego Villasenor

B.S., Computer Science
Software Engineer, Microsoft
Hometown: El Centro, CA

“With engineering, the possibilities are endless. BCOE provided me with the fundamentals to jump start my career with Microsoft and a peer network that will stick with me for a lifetime.”

Jason Skovgard

with Adjunct Professor Sharon Walker

Meet Jason Skovgard

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Site Initiative Leader, Procter & Gamble
Hometown: Modesto, CA

“Applying what you learn in the classroom to hands-on research projects is critical as it brings the curriculum full circle. The senior design project allows students to build on their education and get research experience that will set them apart from their competition after graduation.”

Marlan Castro

Meet Marlan Castro

B.S., Bioengineering
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

“Diversity is important to me. As a minority from Los Angeles and the first in my family to attend college, I wanted to go to a campus where I could meet people who share a similar background with me but could also learn from people from other cultures.”