Xichen Jiang joined the department of electrical engineering at Western Washington University in 2016 as an assistant professor. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree all in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While a student there, Xichen has interned with Coilcraft, Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil, and Viasat.
Jill Davishahl is Assistant Professor and First Year Programs Director in the Engineering + Design department at Western Washington University. Jill's teaching, service, and research activities focus on enhancing the engineering and design first year student experience by providing the foundational technical skills, student engagement opportunities, and professional skill development necessary to improve success in the major, with emphasis on supporting traditionally underserved student populations. Her current research focuses on creating inclusive and equitable learning environments through the development and implementation of strategies geared towards increasing student sense of belonging.
Dana has worked in the solar industry for 5 years. He started his career at itek Energy, a domestic solar module manufacturer based in Bellingham, WA. During his time as Technical Support Manager he worked to ensure product functionality in the field, assisted with research and development, and provided technical training to customers. He has since moved on from itek Energy and is now working as a project manager at Western Solar Inc, a solar installation company in Bellingham, WA. His work involves system design, operations and maintenance support, customer and technical support, product research, and community outreach efforts. He is a NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional and enjoys working on solar education projects in his community.
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