Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Staff List


:: Dr. Alaine M. Allen

Alaine Allen is the director of Educational Outreach and Community Engagement in the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering and a co-director of the Broadening Equity in STEM Center at the University of Pittsburgh, a center charged with creating a national network for STEM precollege programs and a local network of undergraduate STEM programs designed to broaden participation. For over twenty-five years Alaine has worked as an educator who opens doors for students, particularly individuals from groups historically marginalized in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  She is committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence in STEM and to cultivating environments where students, staff and faculty can thrive. Alaine has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics education from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education degree in policy, planning and evaluation from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctor of Education degree in higher education management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Academic Support Coordinator  

:: Mrs. Linda W. Demoise  
Linda W. Demoise is the Academic Support Coordinator, Tutoring Coordinator for the INVESTNG NOW program. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the after school tutoring program, hiring and supervising undergraduate engineering, math and science tutors, scheduling weekly tutoring sessions for students, and coordinating the Saturday Hands-On Science programs.

Mrs. Demoise is a former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she was a hydraulic engineer for the Pittsburgh District. Mrs. Demoise has spent years as a volunteer tutor for area high school math and science students. Mrs. Demoise holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Penn State. 

Office Coordinator

Ms. Lisa M. Huff

Lisa M. Huff is the Office Coordinator for the INVESTING NOW program. Her responsibilities include assisting in program coordination, financial management, and communications on behalf of the program via email & social media.

Ms. Huff has recently obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies concentrated in African American Studies from Washington & Jefferson College. Throughout college, she was heavily involved with the coordination of various student organizations which provided her with valuable knowledge specializing in program planning, budgeting, and communications. Her personal experience as a first-generation college graduate has urged Ms. Huff to pursue furthering her studies to actively assist in making higher education accessible for underrepresented groups in academia.

Graduate Intern

Ms. Becky Miller, EdM

Becky Miller is the current Graduate Intern at INVESTING NOW. She has been with the program since the summer of 2019.  Currently she is responsible for managing the quarterly advising appointments as well as, advising all our juniors in the program.

Ms. Miller is a first-generation college student originally from the East coast where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services.  She has worked in Higher Education for five years and obtained her Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy before returning to school full-time to pursue her Masters in Social Work.  Ms. Miller hopes to combine her passions and experience one day to continue working with adolescents and young adults. 



Investing Now Profiles
Demoise, Linda W.
Academic Support Coordinator INVESTING NOW
Alexander, Alyse
Program Coordinator, INVESTING NOW
Huff, Lisa Marie
Office Coordinator, INVESTING NOW Pre-College Diversity Program