Alumni@Work

The University of Texas at Austin prepares graduate students for a wide range of career possibilities. Search these alumni profiles by disciplinary background, industry and identity and watch their short videos to learn more about the type of work that advanced degree alumni pursue, the strategies they employ, and how their typical days look.

Saurabh Gupta received his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT-Austin in 2020. He is currently working as a Sr. GPU Architect at NVIDIA Corporation, where he works on designing future graphics and parallel processing architectures. His day-to-day work life includes working on functional and performance simulators to evaluate future GPU features.
  • Saurabh Gupta, MS
Oscar Galvis received his PhD in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from UT-Austin in 2021. He is currently working as a Resident Engineer at Trimble, where he actively supports New Mexico Department of Transportation on preserving their transportation assets, including engaging with different teams, analyzing databases, and support database management.
  • Oscar Galvis

Maureen Walton received her PhD in Geosciences in the spring of 2016. She is currently working as a Geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she researches marine geohazards offshore of the U.S. West Coast and southeastern Alaska. Maureen is interested in active tectonics, earthquake seismology, submarine landslides, and subsurface fluid flow, and regularly goes out to sea on research vessels to collect marine geophysical data to study these geologic phenomena. After processing and analyzing field data, Maureen writes up and publishes the interpretations in peer-reviewed scientific journals to communicate the results to the scientific community and to the public.

  • Maureen Walton, PhD

Harsh Gugale received his Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin in 2020. He is currently working as a GPU Modeling Architect at ARM Inc. where he is a part of the Central Technology group responsible for architecture exploration and high level modeling for future generations of Mali GPU IP.

  • Harsh Gugale, MS

Joanna D. Sánchez received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from UT-Austin in 2017. She is currently working as a Chief of Staff at Excelencia in Education, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Excelencia’s work focuses on promoting Latino student post-secondary success by conducting research and data analysis to inform educational policies and advancing evidence-based institutional practices. Joanna provides oversight of Excelencia’s programmatic portfolio in coordination with executives including alignment of program staffing, funding, and development. She also supports the cultivation of a high-performance organizational culture by further developing and implementing recruitment, training, and retention strategies. Prior to joining Excelencia, Joanna completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Howard University funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). She received her B.S. in Geosciences from Trinity University and her M.S. in Geographic Information Science from the University of Denver. Joanna is a first-generation college graduate and proud alum of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program. Her hometown is Pharr, TX.

  • Joanna Sánchez, PhD

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