Kalyani Mallela is a Systems Engineer Manager at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She currently manages 9 engineers who work on developing and launching innovative technology for hearing aids, fitting software, accessory devices, and mobile applications. They are involved in research and technology projects, product development, and continuation projects along with providing technical support to Customer Service. Kalyani is highly recognized for her leadership and relentless efforts in meeting customer needs. The team’s performance continues to improve under Kalyani’s leadership and she strives to live up to Starkey’s vision of being “Better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today.” Kalyani worked at Boston Scientific (2009 – 2010) as a Systems Engineer responsible for designing and executing System Design Analysis and Validation for LATITUDE, a patient management system for monitoring Boston Scientific ICD and CRT-D patients. Prior to this role, she worked at Transoma Medical as a Software Engineer on the embedded system modules for their Personal Diagnostic Monitor of the SLEUTH, an implantable cardiac monitoring system. Kalyani enthusiastically joined SWE in 2008 and has become increasingly more involved with the SWE Minnesota (SWE-MN) section. She has held various leadership roles within SWE-MN including Outreach co-chair, Fund Development co-chair, Section Representative, Vice President, and President. For her selfless dedication, she has been honored with the Most Dedicated Member, Bravest Volunteer, and Key Contributor awards. She has been involved at the Region level and is currently serving a two-year term as Region H Senator. She is very active at the Society level through her involvement in Outreach, Scholarship, Awards & Recognition, and Multicultural Committees. She was the Awards & Recognition Committee Chair-Elect and Chair, FY12-FY13. Kalyani also volunteers in her community for Vibha, an organization that is dedicated to creating a brighter future for underprivileged children in India, and Indian Association of Minnesota, a non-profit organization whose aim is to build a strong and cohesive community of Asian Indians in the state of Minnesota. She is currently serving as Vice President of Awards at Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies. Kalyani has a strong passion for outreach and has been instrumental in reaching out to over 2000 school kids each year through classroom visits, hands-on activities, mentoring, and sharing her experience as an engineering student and professional. Kalyani works towards aspiring girls to technical opportunities by creating awareness through her dedication to engineering and outreach, making her a role model to all ages of women in the engineering field. Kalyani was recognized in 2014 by SWE as one of the five New Faces of Engineering candidates. She was recognized as top New Faces of Engineering candidate by Discover E in 2014 and featured in national media outlet and with a Satellite Media tour. She has been profiled on www.BeAnEngineer.com in 2015, an initiative sponsored by ExxonMobil. Kalyani has a Master’s degree in Management of Technology and Electrical Engineering, both from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She enjoys travel, cooking, playing board games, and spending time with her husband Vijay.