From what some might call humble beginnings at Wright State, to four decades of high-level service roles in engineering at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, to working at the Pentagon, Jackie Janning-Lask has left a lasting legacy that dates back to the early days of Wright State’s engineering school.
While growing up in Beavercreek, Janning-Lask’s musings for innovation were piqued early, thanks to her father John, a local inventor.
Mariah Vraniak ’14, ’15, a middle childhood education alumna, completed her student teaching just down the road from Wright State at Fairborn’s Baker Middle School, but her first job after graduation included flying nearly 4,000 miles to a remote village in Alaska.
Alumnus Rafael Curiel, Ph.D., has spent nearly two years as chief scientific officer at Chicago-based Xennials Therapeutics, an innovative medical research company that focuses on improving outcomes for cancer patients. He stepped into oncology research in March 2018.