Ivan Ivanov '98 & '04
Electrical Engineering, Business Administration
Barr Engineering Co. / Senior Electrical Engineer
1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
Engineering and business knowledge gained at GVSU helped me grow in my engineering career as an employee-owner working for multiple companies. I am grateful to have had the freedom, training, and opportunities to practice electrical engineering and project management in a variety of different engineering consultant and manufacturing settings.
2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
My spouse and I met at GVSU, so my favorite memories are of the two of us being together and having heart-to-heart talks while sipping coffee in Kirkhof Center.
3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Near the end of the engineering coursework at GVSU, we were advised to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is a basis for the Professional Engineer licensure.
4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand
Caring, Accepting, and Growth
5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I want to continue designing and creating electrical infrastructure to better our planet, and to inspire others to choose engineering and sciences as their career path.