Alumni Profiles
Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

“It is amazing — the one-to-one correlation between the courses in the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree program and what I’ve been able to achieve in my work."

Lorin Seeks, Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics '15

Lorin Seeks graduated from the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Master’s Program in 2015, after nine years leading logistics as a captain in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. The expertise gained at SCTL supported his work as the senior manager of global logistics at Starbucks, and launched him into a new role at Convoy.

Kelly Pitera, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation) Ph.D. '12

Kelly Pitera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She participated in the Valle Exchange program to Norway as a UW graduate student, which ultimately sparked her interest in living abroad. She's an outdoor enthusiast who researches road design and issues related to transport, mobility, and infrastructure in urban areas.

Derik Andreoli, Geography (Economic Global Trade & Transportation Logistics) M.A. '11

Derik is the Director of Economic Research and Forecasting at Mercator International headquarters in Kirkland, Washington. As a graduate student in Geography, he pursued interdisciplinary research in freight transportation with Dr. Anne Goodchild in Civil & Environmental Engineering. His advice to students is to engage in the interactive process of building a knowledge community with peers and faculty. 

Matthew Klein, Transportation Engineering MS '10

Matt credits his UW research experience and his participation in the Presidential Management Fellowship program as the launching point for his career in transportation policy. He applies his expertise to his current role as Policy Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.