STEMM Idol Speaker Hanen Alkhafaji '07

Alumna Hanen Alkhafaji ‘07 joins students as our next STEMM Idol Speaker during homeroom periods in the Trainor Library on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Ms. Alkhafaji works as a software developer for PQ Systems, which is internationally headquartered in Dayton. The company has helped people in the manufacturing, healthcare, government, and service sectors provide proof of their quality performance for 30 years.

“I work with a team of other software engineers from PQ Systems’ Dayton office, South Carolina, and England,” she said. “The team is currently working on building an application that will be used by manufacturing and healthcare organizations for statistical process control.”

Last spring, the 2007 CJ grad was awarded the Emerging Leader award by Technology First. Ms. Alkhafaji also serves as one of three board members on the Dayton .NET Developers Group and operates her own Web design company to serve small businesses.

“I really enjoy supporting small business owners so I built a lot of these Web sites free of charge to build up my portfolio and help contribute to the small business community,” she said.

Ms. Alkhafaji, who already holds an undergraduate degree in computer science, will return to pursue her master’s degree at her colllege alma mater, Wright State, in January. She is the second CJ alumni presenter to return to her high school roots this school year.

STEMM Idols by the Numbers

  • 12 professionals, college professors and university students from both the public and private sectors have presented to students
  • 6 women in STEMM fields have served as Idol Speakers
  • 2 more speakers remain before Christmas break
  • 1 fellow alumna, Sarah Krug '09, also presented this November