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.
Michael E. Wood, who earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008 and participated in the school's Young Filmmakers program, is pursuing an M.F.A. in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Over the summer of 2009, Wood created a video library of profiles of prominent Princeton Engineering alumni. In the interview below, Wood talks about the alumni videos, about his own undergraduate experience, and about how his engineering background i