Alumnus Story: Pablo Meles, BSEE ’86
Current City: Weston, Florida
What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?
Attended law school
What do you do for a living now? What does a typical work week look like for you?
Intellectual property (IP) attorney filing patents and trademarks, domestically and internationally; drafting, editing or reviewing agreements or disclosure documents relating to IP assets.
In what ways did your CoE experience have an impact on your career and who you are today?
Understanding technology and appreciating the value behind new concepts to enable others to confidently invest their time, effort and resources in protecting such new concepts.
Describe your most memorable moment as a student at the College of Engineering (CoE).
Sadly, watching the space shuttle Challenger disaster live at the Student Union.
What motivated you to support the College of Engineering?
Continuing to raise the rising tide of the South Florida technology hub with a strong engineering school at its base. It is vital to South Florida and for everyone involved in technology in one form or another.
What advice would you give to younger alumni or current students who aspire to follow a similar career path?
Engineering is a solid foundation, whether you decide to pursue engineering, law or business as a career. Thinking logically is surprisingly sometimes a rare commodity in other pursuits, such as the law or medical fields. Thinking logically also should take into account the human factor, and that is where everyone’s sweet spot should be these days.
How would you describe the College of Engineering in seven words or less?
Forward-thinking, progressive, and up and coming.