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Three CCI Alumni Named in Drexel Magazine’s 2016 ‘40 Under 40’

Drexel 40 Under 40 CCI Alumni
Peter Coyl, ’10, Kristen Hayduk Maynes, ’09, and Tamara Miner, ’08 were named in Drexel Magazine's 2016 "40 Under 40."

March 14, 2016

Three College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) alumni have joined the ranks of hundreds of authors, filmmakers, fashion designers and founders of companies and nonprofits to be recognized in Drexel Magazine’s “40 Under 40” — an annual feature that highlights some of Drexel’s most interesting, entrepreneurial and creative young graduates.

Peter Coyl (MS library and information science ’10), Kristen Hayduk Maynes (BS information systems ’09), and Tamara Miner (BS information systems ’08) were named in this year’s Drexel “40 Under 40.”

Coyl, district manager at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library at the Dallas Public Library, is active in the American Library Association where he has championed the retention of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) materials for younger readers in local libraries. This past year, he served as chair of the GLBT Round Table (the nation’s oldest GLBT professional association), selected the winners of the Stonewall Book Award, gave presentations at national library conferences and webinars, and contributed in making GLBT Book Month an official recognized annual celebration.

Maynes, a cybersecurity consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is a former active-duty non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, where she served as a communications leader for a remains recovery mission in Southeast Asia. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ security team through Drexel co-op where she now evaluates the evolving and complex cybersecurity landscape to help her clients find the right balance to managing risk.

Miner, a product manager at Riot Games in Los Angeles, supports the infrastructure and tools that developers need to expand and refine League of Legends — the most played PC game in the world, with more than 67 million players battling for victory on its virtual fields every month. She is the recipient of the 2014 Microsoft XBox Women in Gaming award, and was named by Forbes as one its “30 Under 30” in gaming in 2015.

This year’s group of “40 Under 40” alumni also includes a deputy attorney general helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, a diving medical officer and lieutenant for the U.S. Navy, a mayor, an Emmy-award winning producer, a lawyer fighting for immigration rights, scientists, and startup leaders, among others. Click here to read more about the CCI alumni named in this year’s Drexel “40 Under 40.”