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ALUMNI News ALIVIA ROBERTS of Washington, D.C. She graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in political science. The Shannon native also holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a certificate in entrepreneurial leadership from the University of Oxford. Roberts is special assistant to the director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice. NASHLIE SEPHUS of Atlanta, Georgia A 2007 MSU computer engineering graduate, she also holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Jackson native is an artificial intelligence tech evangelist for Amazon and the founder and CEO of The Bean Path. ZECHARIAH SMITH of Memphis, Tennessee The Starkville native earned a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering in 2010. He serves as project engineering manager for Integra LifeSciences and is pursuing an MBA from Delta State University. ADAM TELLE of Washington, D.C. He is a 2005 double-major, holding bachelor’s degrees in both computer science and communication. A native of Northport, Alabama, Telle is chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty of Tennessee.


CRYSTAL VINCENT of Wylie, Texas She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from MSU in 2005, followed by an MBA from the University of North Alabama. She is president and CEO of both K Kaz Transport Inc. and Prestige Quality Consulting LLC, and is the product success manager for ServiceNow. ASHLEY WYNNE of Reidville, South Carolina She earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 2012 and an MBA in 2018. The Coventry, Rhode Island, native also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and is a principal product development engineer for Sealed Air Corporation. JENNIFER SLOAN ZIEGLER of Ridgeland A three-time MSU graduate, she earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering in 2010, 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Sturgis native later earned a master’s certificate in coastal engineering from the University of New Orleans and is a project manager and engineer for Cypress Environment and Infrastructure.

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