The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Fall 2013

UNH Alumni Around the World
Focus on international alumni

Llolsten Kaonga '94 at the Great Wall of China
Llolsten Kaonga '94 at the Great Wall of China

Llolsten Kaonga '94 (PhD, Mathematics) and '99 (MS, Computer Science) has been working in the networking technology industry in the seacoast area since fall 1999. Prior to that, he taught in the mathematics and computer science departments. He had planned to go back and become a professor in his native Malawi but changed his plans for political reasons. He enjoys working on technology, which over the years has ranged from that which allows interoperability among multimedia devices to InfiniBand, a high-throughput, low-latency switched fabric used in high performance computing and data centers. When he has time, he volunteers to teach high school mathematics.

Tanya Mehta ’97 (BS, Hospitality Management) is the Founder/CEO of Transverse Leadership (http://transverseleadership.com/). In keeping with Transverse Leadership’s mission of making high impact executive coaching and gold standard leadership assessments accessible to emerging and established leaders across the globe, Tanya supports a range of Fortune 500 clients across the U.S. and has also coached leaders based in Brazil, Russia, India, Australia, Korea, Mexico, Iran, England and Greece.

Kash Kapadia ’99 (BS, Electrical Engineering: Computer Engineering) is currently Worldwide Vice President for the Energy, Manufacturing, and Distribution industries at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California. He provides global leadership in the areas of strategy, portfolio management, alliances, business development, marketing and sales, M&A, and HP Labs research. Kash has stayed close to UNH over the years -- since graduating he has partnered with the InterOperability Lab on campus and has also served on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Computer Science Department.

Tanya Mehta '97
Tanya Mehta '97
Kash Kapadia '99
Kash Kapadia '99

Walter Reynoso-Peralta ’05 (Ocean Mapping Certificate in Ocean Engineering) is currently head of the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division, Oceanographic Dept. of the Navy Hydrographic Service in Argentina. He is a member of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean (GEBCO, see related article) and of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean Editorial Board. Walter is one of the first scholars of the GEBCO/Nippon Foundation Training Program on Ocean Bathymetry running at the UNH/NOAA Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center. He would be happy to talk with alumni who have questions about the geomorphology of the oceans around the world.

Walter Reynoso-Peralta '05 in Capetown, South Africa
Walter Reynoso-Peralta '05 at the North Pole
Walter Reynoso-Peralta's work travel includes Capetown, South Africa (l.) and the North Pole (r.)

Xing (Phil) Ji
Xing (Phil) Ji

Xing (Phil) Ji ’12 (MBA, Business Administration) has been working as an associate in Golden Sand River CA Corp since last year. GSR is a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage semiconductor, internet, and wireless services companies with substantial operations in China and the U.S. He traveled a lot during the last several months, at least once a month between China and the U.S. He writes that he would be "more than happy to provide any possible help to my fellow alumni on their promising companies.” Xing is a native of Beijing, China.