School of Computing Alumni

The School of Computing (SoC) alumni network at DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media is nearly 18,000 strong. We are proud to be the alma mater to experts in the information technology industry. Below, we’ve highlighted just a few of our alumni who are using their SoC education to solve technology problems at work and beyond.

Featured Alumni

Shannon Linares  

Shannon Linares (BS '19)
Network Engineering & Security
Shannon Linares is an information security engineer at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation specializing in missile systems, military and commercial electronics, and cybersecurity services. “If you’re curious about solving complex problems, know your strengths, and are open to learning constantly and working hard, it’s totally doable,” says Linares. “I love to share my story, and hope it empowers others.”


Eric Chiu (MS '18)
Human Computer Interaction
Eric Chiu is a designer and researcher at Nava, a public benefit corporation working to radically improve how government serves people. Chiu is also one of the founders of CDM student organization XD Roundtable. “I encourage people to listen as hard and as long as they can. You might even listen so long that you’re sitting on your hands because you want to just start designing things or solving things—but you have to listen longer than you’re comfortable with. Helping people explore their own understanding of their worlds, that’s really important to me.”

Notable Alumni

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