Alumni Spotlight - March 2018

Tyler Ferraro '10

Tyler Ferraro 2This photo was taken in 2010 at the Klamath Falls campus of Oregon Tech by student photographer, Jerry Lin. From left to right are Oregon Tech alumni Alex Lindsey, Arnold Hon-Yeung Ng, Tyler Ferraro and Tony Maddalena.


Tyler Ferraro graduated in 2010 with a BS in Software Engineering. While at OIT in Klamath Falls, he started an acrobatics club, Team FAST, that lasted for four years and performed at the talent shows as well as around the city. The acrobatics group still hangs out to this day and are like family. (See photo below)

After Oregon Tech Tyler ran off to join the circus, literally! He performed professionally in the circus while also holding down a full time job as a software engineer. Tyler credits his education for the fact that he has worked for impressive companies including Amazon and GE Healthcare. He currently works as a remote Lead Fullstack Engineer out of his home in Walla Walla, WA. When he’s not writing software or tumbling around, he enjoys painting, wood working and renovating his historic home.

Tyler is confident that the OIT Computer Science program is the best and that the engineers it turns out are leagues above the rest. In his own words, “I would pick OIT every time when it comes to Computer Science.”

~Becky Burkeen, Alumni Relations Manager


Tyler Ferraro 1

This photo is of Tyler and John Nelson (the flyer), a Mechanical Engineer alumnus of OIT, while on a team trip to Hawaii. 


Tyler Ferraro 3This photo was taken during the 2014 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. This was the first contemporary circus festival held in the United States and Tyler's group, Acrobatic Conundrum, was one of 3 headliners selected from around the world. The photo is of Tyler and flyer Marta Brown.