Where are you from and why did you choose Georgia Tech?
I'm originally from California and have spent a majority of my life there, but I did move around a lot, especially overseas to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai. I chose Georgia Tech because I had taken a gap year after high school graduation, just moved again with my parents to Georgia, and staying within the state was really the most ideal situation for me at the time. Georgia Tech was not only a great school, but also the perfect distance from home. On top of that, I loved the campus as soon as I visited and overall felt like a perfect fit.
Why did you choose your major?
I originally started as Undeclared Engineering, and in my first year, I took COE1000, which introduced a different engineering major every week. I ended up stuck between Mechanical and Electrical, but I felt a stronger pull and more interest for Electrical Engineering.
What are you working on?
I am currently a research student under the Vertically Integrated Program's project Aquabots. I'm learning about maritime robotics and working closely on the electrical side of an underwater vehicle. More recently, my group has been focusing on the power board, sensors, and power.
I'm extremely involved in Omega Phi Alpha, the national service sorority, on campus. Through this organization, community service has grown to be a huge part of my life, and I've had the amazing opportunity to have served as Vice President and Alumnae Liaison in the past couple years. I am also involved in SWE and IEEE.
What do you like best about GT?
I think the opportunities at Georgia Tech for studying abroad, research, leadership, and co-ops/internships are amazing as well as the resources available for students. For every single thing you're interested in, Georgia Tech more than likely has an option for it or someone you can talk to about your interest. The environment is also pretty incredible with the amount of diversity and passion that encompasses the faculty, staff, and students.
What do you hope to do in the future?
As of right now, I am extremely interested in electrical energy and power, and hope to work in that industry after graduating as energy is such a key part in our lives and everyone needs and utilizes it. If that doesn't pan out, there are so many areas and opportunities out there for my major that I'm truly open to learning about them all!