ECE alumnus Michelle Tortolani (BS ’82, MS ’89) was recently appointed President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
SWE is a national not-for-profit educational and service organization that works to drive interest in engineering as a desirable career aspiration for women. Tortolani is a senior life member of SWE and has been a member of SWE for more than 20 years, holding a variety of positions at the section, region and national levels.
Tortolani currently works as the Senior Director of Repeater Engineering and Operations at XM Satellite Radio Inc., a satellite radio broadcasting company headquartered in Washington, DC. In this role she leads a multi-disciplined team that manages the operation, maintenance, and expansion of a nationwide repeater network and designs and develops the repeater hardware for the network.
Tortolani is a former member of the Boston University Engineering Alumni Board and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Her appointment as President of SWE began in August 2007.