S&T alumna becomes first Indian-American woman elected Maryland’s lieutenant governor 

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On November 9, 2022

Aruna Miller

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Missouri S&T graduate Aruna (Katragadda) Miller made history Tuesday, Nov. 8, when she was elected as the first immigrant and Indian-American woman to become lieutenant governor of Maryland. She was the running mate of Democrat Wes Moore, who became the first Black individual to win the governorship of Maryland. 

Miller was 7 when her family immigrated to the United States from Hyderabad, India. She grew up in New York and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1989. She became a U.S. citizen in 2000. Aruna met her husband, David Miller, at S&T. He graduated in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. 

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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2 thoughts on “S&T alumna becomes first Indian-American woman elected Maryland’s lieutenant governor ”

  • Alan Lasley says:

    This is great. At least she will be able to bring some knowledge to discussions about engineering problems that arise in government instead of the usual political “solutions” that don’t really fix anything.

  • Joel Burken says:

    Seeing Aruna as an awesome Miner Alumna taking up an influential position is wonderful. Her accomplishments and dedication to serving as an elected leader is a wonderful role model for our future Miner alumni as well.
    Certainly expect great things in her role in setting policy and making decisions for the citizenry she represents!