Hillary Balonek

Honoring Dr. Julie Bentley

Submitted by Hillary Balonek

One of the main reasons why I left my first job to pursue an M.S. in Optics at U of R was to take Julie’s lens design class. I have since returned to industry, and the engineering skills that I learned in her class have had an invaluable impact on my career. She taught me how to think like an engineer, and I am grateful for her influence as a teacher and a role model.

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