I have been in the professional field of Engineering for 5 years and have had many experiences in different companies. I graduated from Michigan State University and during my time there I completed a co-op and an internship. My first co-op was with Lexmark International in Lexington, KY. I worked on laser printers and first learned about testing and validation. My next internship was with General Dynamics in Warren, MI. I worked on military tanks and did retrofitting in a prototype garage. After college I landed my first position for Norfolk Southern Railroad in Roanoke, VA. I was a Mechanical Supervisor in a Locomotive Shop where I had to manage men who were my dad's age and had been working there longer than I had been alive. It was quite the challenge, and I learned more about myself in that time and what I really wanted to do. That is what brought me back to Michigan. I work at FCA formally known as Chrysler, and my first job here was as an Advance Sizing Engineer for Cooling systems. After about 3 years I moved to the position I'm in now as Design Release Engineer for Fuel Systems. I'm young, and I think I have done a lot so far. I look forward to the challenges and adventures I will encounter in the Engineering field as a woman!
The winners of the 2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "Students’ devotion to protecting endangered animals is always inspiring to me, and their doing so through engineering, which is about solving problems of people and society, is doubly so. Congratulations to the winners!" Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.