Alumni Engagement

The Campaign for Jennifer WoodJennifer Wood headshot

Prior to graduating from SDSU in spring 2014, Jennifer Wood took a serious look at the choices before her.

I could be hired to build someone else's dream, she thought, or I could build my dreams for myself. She chose the second option, and Jennifer is now CEO of BrewEngine, a San Diego startup specializing in 3D printing.
 
Jennifer's aptitude and love for building led to a major in aerospace engineering. As a member of the Rocket Project, mentored by SDSU alumnus Carl Tedesco, '96, '04, she took part in the launch of two liquid-fueled rockets. Jennifer also applied for and was accepted into SDSU's Zahn Innovation Center, where the dream of starting her own company took root and grew. She and two classmates began building a 3D printer, mentored by a second SDSU alumnus, Vincent Ferraro, '81.

Today, thanks to hard work and the guidance of fellow Aztecs, Jennifer is realizing her goal and creating a place for others to build ìwhatever they can imagine.

Every Aztec, Any Amount, Every Year: Give to SDSU

Alumni participation counts.  It’s a factor in college rankings each year and SDSU is moving up.

Strong alumni participation is a valuable measure of pride and satisfaction in what the university is accomplishing.  As we continue to promote student success and build the best academic environment, your yearly gift of any amount helps improve and extend the university’s growing legacy of excellence. 

Volunteer Participation

Volunteers can support the university in many ways and perform a valuable service to SDSU.  By identifying alumni, staff and faculty who are committed to building on the university’s excellence, we can develop an SDSU community of volunteers who will connect with and strengthen San Diego State by sharing their time, expertise and experience in areas that interest them.