September 9, 2007Her job: Graco Children's Products
Why did you choose engineering?
Engineering just seemed like a perfect fit for me.
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
B.S. in mechanical engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
What do you like best about being an engineer?
It’s really fun to go out into the field and observe consumers, understand what they need and want, and then come up with solutions that nobody else has thought of before to solve those problems. Knowing that we’re actually developing innovative, creative products that help parents on a daily basis and keep children safe is very fulfilling.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Try as many things as possible. Find internships in different areas, experiment, and make sure that you see all the different aspects that engineering can offer.