Stephanie Viola Director of DevelopmentAIChEStephanie Viola is AIChE’s director of development and has more than ten years of fundraising experience in the AIChE Foundation. Since 2006, Viola has served in several essential roles to expand and enhance the Institute’s philanthropic operations and activities. In her current position, Viola works closely with the AIChE Foundation Chair, Executive Committee, and Board of Trustees to manage annual, major and planned giving programs. She develops and executes all individual giving strategies supporting the Annual Fund, McKetta Lifetime Giving Society, AIChE Endowment, and AIChE Legacy Society. She also oversees the Foundation’s communication platforms, including the AIChE Giving website and quarterly newsletter. Before working in the AIChE Foundation, Viola worked in the Institute’s Volunteer and Membership Activities Department. Her accomplishments included planning and organizing the revitalized Leadership Development Conference in Chicago in 2002 and enhancing several volunteer leadership and career development opportunities for AIChE Local Section officers and members. In her “other life,” Viola is the co-founder and co-artistic director of The Riot Group, a critically acclaimed theater company that has created 11 original productions since 1998. Its work has been presented in New York, London, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stuttgart, Belfast, and Minneapolis. Its plays have been published by Oberon Books, Playscripts, Inc., Yale School of Drama's Theater magazine. Riot Group’s plays have been produced in translation in Greece, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, the Netherlands, and India. Viola holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and theater from Sarah Lawrence College. Connect on AIChE Engage ChEnected contributions Meet Process Engineer Robert Nunley Jan 8, 2018 . by Stephanie Viola Welcome to the first in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions. Lizzy Zimmerman on Taking STEM Education to the Next Level Nov 21, 2017 . by Stephanie Viola John Cirucci, an AIChE Foundation Trustee, sat down with ChemE senior and AIChE volunteer Lizzy Zimmerman for a chat about her efforts at the University of Iowa, her insights on STEM outreach and her plans for the future. Professor Catherine Kudlick on Disability as a Creative, Ingenious, and Interesting Force Jan 12, 2017 . by Stephanie Viola Catherine Kudlick, Ph.D. in history, is the director of Paul K. Chemical Professionals with Disabilities Discuss Their Experiences Feb 6, 2017 . by Stephanie Viola Past AIChE president Bill Byers sat down with Disability Convocation participants prior to the session for a discussion. Among other questions, he asked participants to discuss their experience with a disability and the role it has played in their career.