J.D. Duquesne University, School of Law
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Mathematics, Carlow University
Minor Computer Science, Carlow University
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Ms. Hunkele is an associate at Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. She focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications. Ms. Hunkele has experience in the electrical, computer, and mechanical areas, including mobile devices, wireless communications circuits, digital and analog circuits, computer software, and rail transportation.
Ms. Hunkele has industry experience working as an engineer for a rail component of a global conglomerate and for a railway and urban transport high technology company. Her work included acting as lead RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) and/or Safety engineer for multiple projects, and managing RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and V&V (Verification and Validation) tasks, working with on-board systems, wayside systems and office systems including cab signaling systems, positive train control (PTC) systems, and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) systems.