University of Windsor Alumni Stories

Your Degree. Your Direction.


A University of Windsor degree can take you a great many places – some of them far away from your initial expectations. Here, you’ll find a small sample of professionally ascendant alumni who’ve translated their studies into fascinating career stories and built fulfilling work lives on the back of their UWindsor experiences. (Keep your eyes on this space; there are more stories to tell.)

Your Degree. Your Direction. Where do you want to go?


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Aimée Parent Dunn

Poetry Pusher

Aimée Parent Dunn

Publisher, Palimpsest Press

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Alejandra Ward

Chemical Original

Alejandra Ward

President, Origin Materials Canada Research

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Ali Al-Aasm

App Guru

Ali Al-Aasm

Co-founder, Red Piston

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Sefu Bernard

Friend of the Court

Sefu Bernard

Director of Player Development, Washington Mystics

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Shawn Micallef

Noted Urbanite

Shawn Micallef

Author, Columnist, and Teacher

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Nerissa Villas

Bay Area Art Dealer

Nerissa Villas

Principal and Co-founder, Eunoia Modern

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Ashley Lehman

Engineer in Studio

Ashley Lehman

Studio Engineer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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Emilie Cushman

Tech Entrepreneur

Emilie Cushman

CEO, Kira Talent

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Keith Brown

Wonder Maker

Keith Brown

Professional Magician & Corporate Entertainer

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Melissa Mathers

Enterprise AI Expert

Melissa Mathers

Technical Consultant, IBM

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Corey Shenken

Workforce Wizard

Corey Shenken

Project Coordinator and Researcher, Workforce WindsorEssex

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Suzanne Friemann

Birds' Bestie

Suzanne Friemann

Executive Director, Pelee Island Bird Conservatory

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Raed Kadri

Self-Driven Strategist

Raed Kadri

Director of Automotive Technology and Mobility Innovation, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Mario Fiorucci

Butcher with Benefits

Mario Fiorucci

Founder, The Healthy Butcher Real Food Organic Market

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Melissa Phillips

Keeper of Stories

Melissa Phillips

Museum Collections Assistant, Chimczuk Museum

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Alex Kais

Classroom Creative

Alex Kais

Creative Arts Teacher, Eastbury Community School (UK)

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Cessidia De Biasio

Young Philanthropist

Cessidia De Biasio

Scholarship Founder, Board Member, and Philanthropist

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Darell Etherington

Shop Talker

Darell Etherington

Head of Communications, Shopify

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Funke Aladejebi

Writing History

Funke Aladejebi

Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick

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Gary Kalaci

Translation Tycoon

Gary Kalaci

CEO, Alexa Translations and Yappn Canada

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Hanlu Li & Dominik Skrzypek

Baking Brokers

Hanlu Li & Dominik Skrzypek

Founders, Ani & Fabi Baking Kits

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Jeremy Bracken

Business Mentor

Jeremy Bracken

International Baccalaureate Business Teacher

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Joel Janisse

World Builder

Joel Janisse

Associate Narrative Director, Ubisoft Singapore

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Katharen Bortolin

Corporate Communicator

Katharen Bortolin

Manager, Communications and Marketing, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County

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Lauren Divito

Museum Modernizer

Lauren Divito

Manager of Museum Technology, Ingenium

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Mark Micelli

Making Waves

Mark Micelli

Program Coordinator, Waves of Wellness Foundation

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Matt Bendo

Sure Shooter

Matt Bendo

Cinematographer, Director & Visual Storyteller

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Mazin Sidahmed

Illuminator

Mazin Sidahmed

Journalist; Co-founder, Documented

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Michael Bennett

Palliative Professional

Michael Bennett

Coordinator of Psychosocial Services, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County

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Michael Chachula

Social Capitalist

Michael Chachula

Founder and CEO, Foursixty

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Michelle Oliel

Legal Advocate

Michelle Oliel

Executive Director, Stahili Foundation

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Mike Thompson

Fan Friendly

Mike Thompson

Manager, Membership, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

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Mike Ure

Tune Changer

Mike Ure

Registered Nurse & Country Music Artist

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Natasha E. Feghali

Educator-Entrepreneur

Natasha E. Feghali

International Language Specialist & Philanthropist

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Phil McKay

Wind Power Player

Phil McKay

Operations and Maintenance Program Manager, Canadian Wind Energy Association

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Priyanka Phillip

Healthcare Leader

Priyanka Phillip

Manager of Quality Improvement Programs, Windsor Regional Hospital

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Sarah Mushtaq

Community Builder

Sarah Mushtaq

Co-ordinator, Marketer, and Communicator

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Stefan Adjetey

Difference Maker

Stefan Adjetey

Teacher Consultant, Re-engagement and Alternative Education, GECDSB

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Thuy Doan

EdTech Developer

Thuy Doan

Full Stack Developer, Prodigy Game

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Tiffany Gooch

Calm amidst the Storm

Tiffany Gooch

Public Affairs Consultant and Crisis Communications Specialist

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Zain Ismail

Healthcare Networker

Zain Ismail

Principal Transformation Consultant, Henry Ford Health System

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Kayla Dodson

Universal Strengthener

Kayla Dodson

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


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Your Degree. Your Direction. is an initiative of the Office of the Provost.