Archana Sathaye '86
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Proxmal Systems, Inc.
Class of '86
I have had a career spanning industry, academia, and nonprofits. I came to Virginia Tech from India to get a masters in math. After Blacksburg, my husband and I moved to Massachusetts to work then moved to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. I was an adjunct faculty of electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, a tenure-track faculty in computer science at San Jose State University, an adjunct in the Business School at Santa Clara University, and a principal engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in the Advanced Systems Engineering Group. My husband and I have two daughters who are 26 and 29. For the past 22 years, we have been living in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area. I love to cook a wide range of foods, and create my own healthy recipes. You will always see me with my Kindle as I like to read a lot. I am a big animal lover!