Robert F. Smith
Robert F. Smith ‘85 is an engineer, innovator, investor and active philanthropist. He is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners a leading global investment firm that specializes... Read more about Robert F. Smith
Taniya Thomas knew from the start that she wanted to pursue a career in the energy industry. It was the certificate in Energy, Economics, and Engineering that spiked her interest and drew her to Cornell. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Binghamton University she realized that in order to break into the energy industry she needed a degree that focused on energy. To Thomas, “The MEng program was the perfect transition.”
Since completing the MEng program Taniya has joined US Polychemical Corporation as a Staff Scientist in Spring Valley, NY. Recently, she has been working as an Energy Systems Analyst for R3 Energy Management Audit & Review LLC in Tarrytown, NY. She claims, “I had a really good time in the MEng Program… It was the best choice for my future.”
In her free time she likes to hike, travel, and dabble in cooking, although she admits the latter is a work in progress.