CEC Presents: Women in Engineering & Computing Alumni Panel

This virtual event is being offered as part of the 2022 College of Engineering and Computing Alumni and Friends Conference on Friday, April 29 at Marcum Conference Center and Hotel.  Find more information or register to join us on campus here.


Join alumna Disha Patel ‘02 and alumnae panelists Asha Montante ‘08 and Amy Augustine ‘98 for a panel discussion about their experience as women in the field of Engineering and Computing.  

Amy Augustine ‘98 is the Senior Director, Network Supply Chain at UScellular, where she has held various roles within supply chain during her ten years with the company.  She is responsible for supporting network infrastructure programs, including procurement, material delivery, distribution, inventory planning, forward kitting logistics, and warehouse management. Amy also supports small cell deployments, including lease agreements and material logistics. Her previous roles at UScellular include Director of Business Strategy and leader of the Reverse Logistics team.  Previously, Amy spent 10 years in the consulting industry working for KPMG, BearingPoint, and the Revere Group. She is currently a member of ASCM and is a part of their Research, Innovation, and Strategy Committee and has been published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement. 

Amy earned her B.S. in Engineering Management with a specialty in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University, an MBA in Operations Management and International Business from Loyola University in Chicago, and holds a CSCP certification from APICS.

Asha Montante ‘08 is Director of Quality and Safety for Swagelok Manufacturing Company. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, Swagelok is an industry leader and manufacturer of gas and fluid systems components, such as tube fittings, valves, tubing, and hoses. During her time at Swagelok, Asha has held a variety of roles in engineering and leadership. Her leadership experiences have included technical leadership and leadership experiences beyond engineering such as supply chain, and procurement, as well as environmental, health, and safety. 

Asha earned a B.S. in Engineering Management from Miami University, and an MBA from Cleveland State University. She enjoys spending time with her family: husband, Dave, and two children: Zoey (5) and Max (3).  Asha and her husband enjoy gardening (vegetables and cut flowers) and cooking. She also serves as a board member for a non-profit, Journey Center for Safety and Healing, which provides information and services for domestic violence, child abuse, and more.

Disha Patel ‘02 was recently appointed Digital Technology and Innovation Site Lead at Amgen’s newest manufacturing investment recently announced in Ohio. Amgen, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, is one of the largest biotechnology companies in the world. Disha has been in a variety of technology roles while at Amgen, supporting and enabling various aspects of the biotechnology value chain. She will help design and develop Amgen’s newest, most digitally advanced, state-of-the-art facility. 

Prior to her time at Amgen, Disha worked at Eli Lilly & Company and the United States Air Force. She holds bachelor's degrees with departmental and university honors in Computer Science and Systems Analysis from Miami University, and a Master's in Management from the University of Cambridge. Disha enjoys swimming, hiking, and yoga – which she had a chance to do a lot more through the pandemic! She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and checking out new coffee shops. 

This event is open to all and free to watch online, but registration is required.  If you have questions, please reach out to Mollie Young at youngmr@miamioh.edu.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Miami University Alumni Association.