September 9, 2007Her job: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Why did you choose engineering?
I realized engineering offers me more opportunities than biology does.
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
B.S. in environmental policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. I received my engineering training at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
What (or who) had/has the greatest influence on your life choices?
My grandparents exposed me to fishing, clamming, crabbing, boating, and a life on the water. Through these experiences, I learned to be curious and self-sufficient.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Believe in yourself and realize you are capable of doing anything and everything that you put your mind and spirit into. Also, have fun along the way!