VIPER Alumni Board


The VIPER Alumni Board (VAB) consists of a group of volunteer VIPER alumni who organize events and initiatives to help keep VIPER alumni engaged with the University and each other. VAB was established in 2020 with the mission to promote three core values in mind:

  1. Creating a community for the alumni of the VIPER program 
  2. Providing mentorship and guidance for the current students 
  3. Increasing awareness of VIPER and its mission to advance energy science and technology

If you are an alumus of the program and have any ideas of events you would like to see or are interested in getting involved with the board, please send an email to

VIPER Alumni Board Members

Meet the board! Click on each member's name or picture to learn more about them, why they got involved, and what their vision is for the future of VAB.  


James Kwon (VIPER '20)

Gautam Nagaraj (VIPER '17)


Kyle Kersey (VIPER '19)


Julia Fordham (VIPER' 16)

Ben Hammel (VIPER '21)


Photos from Past Events

VAB's first kick off event -- bringing together VIPER students and alumni!