Soldner, along with the other honorees, were profiled in a special section of USA Today during National Engineers Week, February 17-23.
Soldner has a passion for affecting change both locally and globally and focuses her research on practical applications with societal impact. Since 2009, Soldner has served as a research assistant for the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) where she works to develop innovative applications of operations research techniques to practical health and humanitarian topics.
Her work with HHL led Soldner to become involved in collaboration efforts with the United Nations World Food Programme as a research affiliate in 2010, a relationship that is creating a foundation for continued collaboration between the World Food Programme and Georgia Tech. Soldner spent this past summer in Rome, Italy where she was given the lead on developing business requirements and designing the dashboards for the World Food Programme’s Supply Chain Key Performance Indicator project. The dashboards are set to be launched worldwide this year.