Rachel Rothman

Rachel Rothman

Title
Director of the Engineering Lab
Organization
Good Housekeeping
Location
New York, NY, United States
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Biography
As Director of the Engineering Lab, she evaluates products that come through the Consumer Electronics and Engineering Department for editorial consideration, advertising clearance (to make sure products live up to their claims), and GH Seal eligibility. Before coming to GHRI, Rachel studied mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her love for gadgets developed at a young age: She grew up in a family that operated a consumer electronics business. Every day is a new, exciting challenge for Rachel. Thus far, she has had the opportunity to evaluate hundreds of products, including toys for GHRI's annual Toy Awards, crossovers with Car and Driver, and innovative appliances such as Samsung's gesture controlled TV. Be sure to check out her @GadgetGirl Twitter feed for the latest on her testing and tech news. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys both watching and playing sports and is part of a soccer team that plays in various locations around Manhattan.
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
Answers by Ms Rachel Rothman

Thanks Jazlynn! My main incentive for joining this site was to help inspire and steer young women into the STEM professions and validate such as a viable, fun option. Thank you for your kind note, and reassuring me of my cause. Best of luck in future endeavors – and I’m here if you ever need anything!

Hi Alex, The great thing about Mechanical Engineering is that you aren't pigeon-holed into one particular industry or field when you graduate. The options are literally endless. So finance may not exactly be the best option for you, but there are plenty of jobs where math does not need to be your strongest asset! For instance, I am utilizing my engineering degree in a multi-faceted job whereby the emphasis is on problem-solving and hands-on testing than specific mathematical computations. Some jobs are more design focused, others analytics, and the list goes on. Find what you love, what you're good at, and work won't be work! I'm happy to expand on other potential career options, or peruse the site and see what some of the other fields engineers have gone in to. It sounds like you will be a strong candidate for a plethora of jobs, it's a matter of lining up your strengths and passions with them!