In high school I was very fortunate to have many engineering courses available to me. I took my first engineering class as a freshman and I loved it. These classes were the only ones that would give me a project or assignment and allow me to do anything with it as long as it worked. I enjoyed being challenged to solve problems in unique ways. After high school I went to a two year campus to take my general courses and then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was here at Madison where I joined a wonderful organization for women in technical science and engineering fields, Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority. This organization gave me opportunities for leadership and helped me improve myself both professionally and socially. I have recently graduated with my Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and have started working on my Master's degree in biological systems engineering.