South Ohio SWE Executive Board


Paige Leasburg

Paige Leasburg in the President of the South Ohio SWE Section. She is a Sales Engineer at Eaton Corporation and, prior to this position, completed Eaton’s Technical Sales Leadership Development program. The program rotations included the roles of Project Engineer in Asheville, NC and Inside Sales Engineer in Cincinnati, OH.

Paige graduated from West Virginia University in 2021, where she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering. She has been an active member of SWE since college and continues her involvement at Eaton as a SWE committee lead. Paige is passionate about outreach and enjoys being active as well as trying new things in her spare time.

Vice President

Meredith A. Miller

Meredith Miller is the Vice President of the South Ohio SWE section, returning to the board after serving as President in FY22 and FY23. She works as a patent attorney at Stevens & Showalter LLP, with her practice focusing on patent procurement and portfolio development for inventions relating to biotechnology, chemical engineering, and mechanical devices. Prior to practicing law, she performed structural biology research at MSKCC, and has been published in Nature.

Meredith received a J.D. from Fordham University, an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. Meredith often presents about patent law and inventions to students, and has developed engaging presentations and activities for a variety of educational levels. In her free time, Meredith enjoys playing in a variety of recreational sports leagues, cooking, dancing, and doing trivia.


Maria Roma

Maria Roma is the Secretary of the South Ohio SWE section. She works as a Systems Engineer at Mammotome, a breast cancer diagnostics medical device company. Maria relocated to Cincinnati from the Detroit area in 2020, where she now resides with her two cats, Chloe and Cosmo.

Maria graduated from the University of Michigan, where she studied Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. She first got involved with SWE in college, and she is now an active member of the SWE employee resource group (ERG) at Mammotome. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.


Dr. Julie Skipper

Julie Skipper has served as the treasurer of the South Ohio SWE section since FY23. She is the found of Skipper consulting, conducts grant-funded research at the Air Force Institute of Technology, and serves as an adjunct faculty member in Wright State University’s Department of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering. Her research is in nuclear physics and engineering, primarily focused on novel imaging techniques for medical and military applications. She has authored over 30 scientific publications, holds 2 patents, and has received over $6 million of sponsored research funding. With a passion for teaching and mentorship, Dr. Skipper co-led a STEM entrepreneurial internship program and has been an active volunteer with FIRST robotics for the past decade.

Julie received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1991, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2003, both from WSU. She first joined SWE as a student over thirty years ago, and has subsequently served as the faculty advisor for the WSU SWE Collegiate section.