Ms. West has participated in several optical system design, development, and evaluation projects in her career. She is author of a book chapter in Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence: Computer and Engineering for Design and Applications, published by John Wiley & Sons and has written a number of papers and given several presentations on assistive technology device development and remote sensing. She has licensed her invention of a wireless personal captioning system and brought it to commercialization through her company, Intelligent Access, LLC. Ms. West was recognized for her work when she was named one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2004, a listing of the 40 “Best and Brightest” influential Georgians in the business and political communities under 40 years old. She was also selected for the 2008 Leadership GA class, which recognizes leaders for the state of Georgia. Ms. West is an active participant at her organization, having served on numerous campus committees and having been the twice-elected Chair of the Georgia Tech Executive Board.