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Alumni Spotlights


NMT's Office for Advancement and Alumni Relations is committed to bringing Techies together, making connections, and continuing the traditions of New Mexico Tech. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming spotlight contact sandi.lucero@nmt.edu. 


Karen Avila (Student) 

Sophomore Karen Avila started on her path to STEM while growing up in Roswell. “When I was little I always wanted to go to medical school. But as I grew up -  especially in high school - I became more interested in aerospace engineering, building things, and 3D printing.” 


Peggy Barroll (1985 & 1990)

When Margaret “Peggy” Barroll was shopping for graduate programs, she looked long and hard at schools with support for teaching or research assistants. Additionally, having spent many years back east, she knew she wanted to be in the Southwest to do geoscience or geophysics. In this area, after all, “you can actually see the rocks,” she said with a smile. 


Veronica Espinosa (2023) 

Double Alumna, Veronica Espinoza, had a love of STEM from an early age growing up in Sunland Park, NM. But it was her AP Chemistry teacher at St. Teresa High School, Alicia Stevens, who inspired her love of Chemistry, and her parents who encouraged her to pursue her education.  


Jeremy Epstein (1980 BS Computer Science)

From Bell Labs, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and now the White House, Jeremy Epstein, computer science alum from the class of 1980, has had an incredible career and it all started at New Mexico Tech!




Mike Kelly (1972, 1997, & 2000)

You would be hard pressed to find someone more connected to New Mexico Tech than alum, former Regent, and recently retired Professor, Dr. J. Michael “Mike” Kelly.



Johann Lindig (1984 & 1986) 

There is not much Johann Lindig has not done throughout her impressive career. After graduating from New Mexico Tech, Johann got her start in the medical manufacturing of pacemakers. 


Hannah Morgan Smith Meyers (2023)

Hannah Morgan Smith Meyers’ journey to earning two Materials Engineering degrees from New Mexico Tech began as a child growing up in Albuquerque. “I always liked tinkering and inventing, and I liked understanding how things worked.


Scott WIlliams  (1972, 1984, & 1985)

2022 Techie of the Year, Scott Williams (1972 BS Basic Sciences,1984 Mining Engineering, & 1985 Master of Science for Teachers)