Engineering Mentors

Rebecca Hawkins (nee Fahrendorf)

Contact: rchawkins01@yahoo.com; 772-215-2432
Title: Lead Validation Engineer, E-Technologies Group, West Chester, OH

Effectively, I'm an engineering consultant and technical manager for a consulting firm to regulated industries, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and beverage.

Areas of expertise:
Being a fearless woman in male-dominated industry,
Creative and innovative solutions to life's little problems,
Thinking differently (not "out of the box", more like "never perceiving the box"),
Surviving and thriving away from family, friends, and Nova (ask me about going to VU games in hostile territory),
Business etiquette and netiquette for technical resources,
Leveraging resources and networks to optimum potential

Education: Villanova University 2001, Chemical Engineering

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Ken Koncilja, M.D.

Contact: kkonci01@gmail.com; (440) 655-8164
Title: Internal Medicine Resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Area of expertise/interest: Geriatrics, Preventative Care, and Organized Medicine

While at Villanova, I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and minors in Theology and Biomedical Engineering (Biomedical Signal Processing Tract).  After my amazing experience at Villanova, I moved back to Ohio to pursue my M.D. at The University of Toledo College of Medicine.  Using the values and background instilled in my Augustinian honors education at Villanova, I developed an interest in Geriatrics and End-of-Life Care.  This led to involvement in the American Medical Association.  I am now an internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  I look forward to helping anyone interested in making the jump from a non-traditional pre-med degree to medical school!

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