Kalene Thomas

Assistant Director and Academic Advisor

Kalene Thomas is the assistant director and academic advisor for the MEM Program at NC State University. She joined in fall 2023. As the academic and career advisor, Thomas helps students plan their paths through the MEM program to fit their post-graduation needs. Additionally, she is thrilled to be back at NC State, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering. Passionate about engineering education, Thomas is now ready to start a Ph.D. program to research it. Meanwhile, she attentively connects her advisees to many wonderful opportunities on and off campus. Furthermore, she also teaches first-year engineering courses. In her free time, she grants wishes with Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina and fosters rescue kittens.

How I Can Help You?

The MEM leadership team’s number one responsibility is to support you, their students, in achieving your goals. They prioritize creating a positive learning environment and providing valuable resources to ensure your success. Kalene Thomas can help with:

  • Handling CPT approval requests
  • Advising you, her students
  • Resolving bi-weekly payroll issues

You can find the full list and details for all issues on Who do I See About?


MIEMaster of Industrial EngineeringNC State University2019
BSIEBachelor of Science in Industrial EngineeringNC State University2017

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