Major: Mechanical Engineering
Spencer Boyd III is currently a design engineer at Nissan Technical Center North America, where he interned for two summers before beginning a full-time position in June 2016. In May 2016, he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. As a CWRU student, Spencer played varsity basketball and participated in the Emerging Scholars Program, Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, INROADS, and the National Society of Black Engineers. He was the recipient for the INROADS Frank C. Carr Award for Excellence in 2015. Spencer currently resides in Canton, MI.
Major: Cognitive Science
Terrence Mathis is a product engineer at PMI Industries in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Shaw High School, East Cleveland, Terrence majored in mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, and he has been actively involved in the Cleveland community. He spent two summers as an engineering coach and math tutor in the Polymer Envoys program, which he once attended as a high school student. He also served as a tutor at Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy, working with children in kindergarten through grade 7.
Nichelle Ruffin is a first-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. A graduate of the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, she received her B.A in biology from Case Western Reserve in May 2016. She is a member of Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. During her undergraduate years, Nichelle participated in a research project, supervised by Dr. Diana Ramirez-Bergeron, focused on blood vessel development under altered physiologic conditions. She is interested in health maintenance of underserved populations, particularly in Northeast Ohio.
James San earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016 and accepted a human resources position with Amazon. Today, he is a Human Resources Business Partner for Amazon in Milwaukee, Wisc., playing an advisory role to the operations team and functioning as a specialist for HR concerns. He is also responsible for managing and developing a team of four human resources professionals. Before moving to Milwaukee, James held positions in Las Vegas and in Hebron, Ky. “I’ve moved three times within the last three years, and I personally think that’s an advantage to working for Amazon. There are opportunities globally.”
Major: Art History