ATI Associates

Our close relationship with the University of Texas allows ATI to supply access to talent that startups couldn’t otherwise afford. We are highly selective in recruiting our Associates to ensure they provide real value to our member companies.


Nisha Abraham

Bio/Health Sciences
  • Received her Masters degree in Biology from Texas A&M
  • Adjunct faculty member at South University
  • Loves food, lives on coffee and would kill for cheesecake

Alexa Chally

Clean Energy
  • Undergrad at UT studying Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Studied in Guatemala and France
  • Competitive fencer

Harry Chou

  • Materials Science and Engineering PhD candidate
  • Research in understanding and implementing new nanomaterials for electronic applications
  • Interested in commercializing research and technology transfer

Varun Devaraj

  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UT
  • Areas of interest include market validation, market sizing, and strategies for growth and exit
  • Runner-up in the Idea to Product Competition held by the Texas Entrepreneurship Society
  • Enjoys skydiving and photography
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Steven Elliot

Clean Energy
  • Originally from Oklahoma City
  • Undergraduate in Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University
  • Masters in Chemical Engineering Practice at MIT

Bill Herrmann

  • BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and currently enrolled in the MSTC program at UT-Austin
  • Leadership experience as VP/General Manager, VP Global Account Management, multi-site Plant Manager, and Site General Manager
  • Worked for IBM, Flextronics, and Honeywell; as well as startups and mid-size companies

Jessica Jin

Clean Energy
  • Undergraduate at the University of Texas pursuing a Bachelor of Music; Violin Performance
  • Interested in bringing energy solutions to China
  • Big 12 rowing champion

Gen Li

Clean Energy
  • Third year law student at UT
  • Studied International Affairs and Economics at George Washington University
  • Worked for the Texas’ Attorney General’s office in the anti-trust division

Shane Patience

Clean Energy
  • Graduate of UT’s MSTC Master’s Program
  • Project management professional with over 15 years of manufacturing experience
  • New product development for reverse osmosis flow media and industrial filtration applications
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

Vineet Raman

Clean Energy
  • Undergraduate at UT studying Mechanical Engineering
  • Interested in renewable energy and Smart Grid
  • Plays football, tennis and shreds guitar

Natalia Rivera

Clean Energy
  • Master’s candidate in Global Policy Studies at UT with a focus on Energy and Finance
  • President of the LBJ School’s Alliance for Energy Policy
  • Worked at the Texas Legislature
  • Experience working for a multinational company based out of Spain on the finance and accounting of renewable energy projects

Emily Roccheggiani

  • Graduated from George Washington University with a BBA in Finance and is currently enrolled in the MSTC program at UT
  • Previous work experience in the financial services industry and business strategy consulting
  • Passionate about yoga and skiing

Alex Seibel

  • Undergraduate in Business at UT
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for the University Co-Op and the Student Consulting Initiative
  • Starting his own social impact potato chip company called Potato Patato
  • Loves sailing, scuba diving, and traveling

Aalap Shah

  • Second year MBA student at UT
  • Has worked in social entrepreneurship, technology for emerging markets, and public-private partnerships
  • While in school, worked with 3 Day Startup, Dell’s Social Innovation Challenge, and the Livestrong Foundation

Nishi Viswanathan

Bio/Health Sciences
  • MBA and MA in Nutritional Sciences from UT; MBBS from the University of Mumbai, India (licensed to practice medicine in India)
  • Director of Product Development at NanoHybrids, an Austin-based nanotechnology startup
  • Provides strategic consulting to ATI companies, assists with market analysis, business planning, marketing, regulatory pathways and funding

Tiffany Wu

Clean Energy
  • Masters candidate at the University of Texas; Public Affairs, Energy and Earth Resources
  • Previously worked as a process engineer designing desulfurization and carbon capture plants
  • Has travelled all across Southeast Asia, especially loves Laos