Alumni Spotlights

The Department of Information Systems is proud of our alumni; their accomplishments, research and community advocacy. Join us in celebrating our community by reading the spotlights below.

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Chris-Anne headshotChris-Anne Correa ’13, M.S. ’16, our newest Advisory Board Member, is a Senior User Experience Designer at Amazon Prime Video. She focuses on creating experiences using customer input and measures impact every step of the way to iteratively improve the product. She takes time to share her experiences as a student, why UMBC is so important to her, and offers advice for those interested in pursuing UX Design as a career.



Devin Price headshotDevin Price ’14, information systems, is an information security professional, writer, educator, and thought leader with over 9 years of experience in the tech industry. Price took the time to answer some questions about his time as a student and why it is important to never stop learning.



mihir patel headshotMihir Patel, M.S. ’22, information systems, is a recent graduate of our M.S. in Information Systems program, data science track. Patel took the time to tell us about his passion for technology and how his internship at VITG turned into a full-time DevOps Engineer position.



Chuck Miller headshot

Chuck Miller ’11, musical composition, M.S. ’23, information systems, is a Falcon Complete Associate Analyst with CrowdStrike, Inc. shares about how he transitioned from a musical career to cybersecurity and how he got involved with fundraising for the American Cancer Society.



Riya headshotRiya Kaneria, M.S. ’22, information systems, shares her experiences at UMBC, how UMBC’s Career Center supported her, and gives advice to current and prospective international students.




Nabeeha Hussain SpotlightNabeeha Hussain ’20, M.S. ’22, information systems, shares with us how the Online MS program was so convenient as she continued to work full-time and how a class from Dr. Ravi Kuber changed the trajectory of her career path.




Zayd Patel headshotZayd Patel ’10 talks about a new course he is teaching Fall 2023, Introduction to Solution Engineering and tells us what exactly a solutions engineer is.





Faisal Quader headshotFaisal Quader, Ph.D. ’20 shares his thoughts about his experiences at UMBC, why he became an entrepreneur and how he stays involved with his community.