WiSE Alumni Lecture Series: Blithe Rocher and Olivia Evanson

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:00am to 10:00am

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The Women in Science and Engineering Program (WiSE) is hosting a series of talks aimed at connecting undergraduate and graduate students in STEM with USC WiSE alumni this fall semester. Alumni are invited back to share their career path, what helped them persevere, and why they encourage students to continue on their STEM paths.


Blithe Rocher, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, USC

Blithe Rocher is a software engineering manager at Google. She leads engineering teams to help people get the answers they need from their data at Looker. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California.

Olivia Evanson, Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, USC

Olivia Evanson completed her MS in Operations Research Engineering and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC Viterbi (2015-2019). During her time at USC, she worked with Dr. Shinyi Wu in the Health Systems Engineering Lab. Olivia's research focused on analyzing newer care models designed to help treat patients with chronic conditions. After graduating, she began working at Boston Scientific in their Neuromodulation division as a product manager on the digital health team. Her job involves leading mobile app development teams to provide companion apps to patients during their treatment journey.

Registration link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kej4mipOTcmdAY39muv2kA

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Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Viterbi School of Engineering
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