Meet the Staff

Joshua Loughman
Engineering Center G Wing 128B (ECG 128B)

Joshua Loughman comes to the EPICS program after spending ten years in the space industry. He is a two-time graduate of Arizona State University with degrees in aerospace engineering and systems engineering. As EPICS Director, Joshua oversees all aspects of the program including teaching multiple section of the EPICS Gold courses. Joshua develops relationships with not for profit agencies, industry mentors and partners to support the EPICS program. He is passionate about the power of engineering to make the world a better place as demonstrated by his 7 years of volunteering with Engineers Without Borders. He looks forward to applying the lessons of systems engineering and his volunteer experiences to the EPICS program.


Jade Silva
Coordinator, Sr.-Student Engagement
Engineering Center F Wing 130 (ECG 130)

As the Coordinator, Sr.-Student Engagement, Jade oversees the programming and logistics for the EPICS program.  Jade has a Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Arizona State University.  Prior to working at Arizona State University, Jade worked at the University of Iowa in the Center for Diversity and Enrichment.


Brittany Martin, MAS
Coordinator,  Student Engagement
Engineering Center G Wing 100 (ECG 100)

As the Coordinator for EPICS, Brittany oversees the programming and logistics as well as acting as the front line for EPICS students.  Brittany obtained her Master of Advanced Study in the Social Work field from ASU, with an emphasis in Infant-Family Practice. After working in child welfare for three years, Brittany transitioned into an Operations role within Sun Devil Athletics before joining the Student Engagement team within FSE. During her undergraduate years at ASU, Brittany was on the Diving team for four years and graduated from Barrett the Honors College. Brittany also coordinates for the Startup Center and Study Abroad for Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Hope Parker
Associate Director- EPICS High
Engineering Center G Wing 252D

Hope is the Associate Director for K-12 Engineering Education and EPICS High. Hope has worked in education for the majority of her life including both elementary and post-secondary. As a teacher, she worked with pre-K through sixth grade and also as a high school coach. Most recently she was at the W. P. Carey School of Business as Assistant Director of Graduate Business Student Services where she oversaw the Full-time MBA program. She has also held several positions on the Graduate Business Student Services Association board concluding her tenure as the chair. Hope has a Master of Higher and Post-Secondary Education from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Montana State University. Hope’s passion is to help children change their lives and impacting the world around them through meaningful – real world education.