Photo collage of four Georgia Tech Computing Alumna

Alumnae Creating 'Pathway of Progress' to be Part of New Campus Landmark

Whether earning one, two, or three degrees, College of Computing alumnae are blazing new pathways in cybersecurity, space exploration, biotechnology, and many other fields.

Five of these women are among 70 alumnae being honored this fall with the opening of a new installation celebrating the global impact of women from Georgia Tech.

The Institute announced this week the list of inaugural alumnae honorees, whose names and stories will be featured in Celebrating Georgia Tech Women: Pathway of Progress.

The permanent campus installation will feature 2,946 hexagonal, mirrored tiles suspended along a tree-lined path near the John Lewis Student Center and Stamps Commons. When Pathway of Progress opens later this year, the Institute will recognize each alumna with a tile inscribed with their name and a description of their achievements.

“Nestled amid the vibrant heartbeat of our campus, this installation will serve as a testament to their remarkable achievements and enduring legacies,” says Shantay N. Bolton, executive vice president for Administration and Finance.

“This space will not only honor their past triumphs but also inspire future generations, fostering reflection and contemplation.”

Representing the College of Computing as Pathway of Progress inaugural honorees are:

Antón is a professor and past chair of the School of Interactive Computing and the ADVANCE Professor of Computing. She’s widely regarded as a leading cybersecurity policy, regulation, and compliance expert. Among her many service appointments with national defense and security agencies, Antón was part of a 12-person bi-partisan Presidential Commission on Enhancing cybersecurity in 2016.

Davis is a senior technical program manager with Amazon Web Services. Before AWS, Davis worked with Boeing as a spacecraft vehicle engineer, leading software development teams that developed critical applications and tools for operational systems.

Pham has dedicated her professional life to advancing responsible computing. Along with serving as a College of Computing Advisory Board member, Pham is vice president for artificial intelligence and machine learning at Workday and a senior advisor for responsible computing at Mozilla. She’s served in several public service roles, including deputy chief technology officer at the Federal Trade Commission and founding member and advisor for the U.S. Digital Service. Pham established a scholarship in her mother’s name in 2016.

Georgia Tech alumna Blair Sullivan
Georgia Tech alumna Blair Sullivan. Photo courtesy of LinkedIn

Soto-Giron describes herself as an “entrepreneurial scientist” committed to tackling global health inequities. In her current role, She leads the bioinformatics team at Solarea Bio and volunteers as a mentor at Georgia Tech.

Sullivan earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University. Following a five-year stint at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a computational mathematician, Sullivan began teaching computer science at North Carolina State University in 2016. She's now a professor with the University of Utah's Kahlert School of Computing.