September 8, 2007Her job: World Kitchen
Why did you choose engineering?
I became interested in materials engineering because I wanted an opportunity to work with different types of plastic materials. I love the idea of discovering new material applications that can ‘wow’ consumers. I want them to say, ‘I can’t believe it’s plastic!
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
B.S. in material science & engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. I am currently seeking to pursue a Masters of Business Administration.
What do you like best about being an engineer?
So many consumers buy and use our products every day, and they rely on the quality and good reputation of our brands. It’s rewarding to see a product on the market and know that I made a positive contribution by helping to keep our products safe.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Determination and focus are the keys to succeeding in engineering, and having hobbies, being athletic, and making new friends will help get you through any rough spots or stressful times. Always try to turn negatives into positives, and learn from your experiences.