I’ve always known I was a city girl. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and living here has made me really appreciate city life. The lights, the events, the people—I couldn’t imagine living in any other environment.
While my career goals aren’t as set in stone as my optimal location, I know that I want to work in innovation and use my creativity to solve problems. As a result, I chose to study General Engineering at The Cooper Union to introduce me to the various fields of engineering.
In the second semester of freshman year, I took a class called Digital Logic Design. In contrast with other classes, which were taught in a traditional classroom lecture style, this was a project oriented class with a final project to design anything you wanted out of chips and breadboards. While I don’t plan to directly pursue electronics, the experience made me sure of my decision to become an engineer, a career where I can be innovative and put pieces together to solve a problem. I am most interested in exploring chemical engineering and using those skills to work in either the biomedical or energy field.
With the NYNY Fellows Program, I can be sure to obtain the professional knowledge that I need in order to succeed. The networks and workshops that NYNY provides me will help make my transition from college to career as smooth as possible and allow me to explore new options that I would have never thought possible.