What do you do in your current work situation?
Retired from General Motors. Currently participate on NAE study panels.
Why did you choose engineering?
I did not want to be poor, I liked chemistry, and I believed I could get a job with a chemistry degree.
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
AB Chemistry, Douglass College
PhD Northwestern University
What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work?
What do you like best about being an engineer?
The money. Working with a terrific group of engineers. Interesting and challenging work.
Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
Contributions to the development of the automobile catalytic converter.
What challenges have you met and conquered in your pursuit of an engineering career?
Not sure of this one
Please tell us a little about your family.
I have 3 sisters. I am married to Bruno Notari, a native of Italy. My mother was an artist. My father had his own contracting business.
What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term (10+ years) goals?
1-2 years:To improve my art work and spend time with family and friends.
10+ years: To be around.
What (or who) had/has the greatest influence on your life choices?
My parents, friends, teachers, co-workers
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Just do it
Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book.
I have been doing a lot of painting and connecting with family through my genealogy. Travels to Italy with my husband.