Catherine Toppin is an associate in the intellectual property group of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, enforcement and counseling in the electrical and mechanical arts. She also serves on the firm’s Boston Diversity Committee as well as the Women's Business Collaborative.
Eli Harari is the founder and CEO of SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory, the computer storage technology that is fundamental to a wide range of consumer electronics, from digital cameras to mobile phones. Harari earned his doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 1973.
As the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos ‘86 has revolutionized commerce and pioneered a wide range of online innovations, from user reviews to one-click shopping. Bezos graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
As the CEO of Google since 2001, Eric Schmidt ’76 has overseen its growth from a Silicon Valley startup into the world’s largest search engine. Schmidt studied electrical engineering as a Princeton undergraduate and earned a Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ge Wang *08, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, is co-founder and chief creative officer of Smule, a startup company exploring interactive sonic media on the iPhone. Ge earned his PhD in computer science from Princeton.
Dr. Laura Forese '83 is chief operating officer and chief medical officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she oversees programs and operations for 1000 medical, surgical and psychiatric beds on two campuses. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a degree in civil engineering.
As administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson *86 leads the nation’s efforts to regulate pollution. The first African-American to head the EPA, she has made environmental justice a centerpiece of her agency’s mission. When a graduate student in chemical engineering at Princeton, Jackson researched groundwater contamination.