Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BS in Chemical Engineering, Penn State
PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering, USC
She has obviously helped me with the scientific details and everything, but she has also mentored me on the women in engineering aspect and how to be successful when facing some of the challenges that women experience. She has also encouraged me to get involved with the organizations supporting women engineers on campus which has been a really positive experience.
On a personal level, I can go to her for anything that I need and she is always welcoming and supportive, but she does challenge me too.
I really learned how to sell my work and make my research more connected with other people and tell you why I’m doing this on a bigger picture and why it’s important. That’s probably the biggest thing that I have learned.