Breanna Dahn.

Alumni Profile

Breanna Dahn

Student Leader: Parker Woodard

Serving as a SL meant giving back to a program that really carried me through Freshman year. I was a miserable Freshman. I went through the homesickness, the rough roommate situation, the shock of not getting straight A's like in high school...but EAS 140 and Small Groups especially gave me hope and a community where I could actually begin to enjoy college life. It provided me with my first friends in the form of my EAS 140 team, my fist contact with a professor who actually learned my name and cared about my success, Bill, and the first sense of community when I was asked if I wanted to become a Student Leader."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
Serving as a SL meant giving back to a program that really carried me through Freshman year. I was a miserable Freshman. I went through the homesickness, the rough roommate situation, the shock of not getting straight A's like in high school...but EAS 140 and Small Groups especially gave me hope and a community where I could actually begin to enjoy college life. It provided me with my first friends in the form of my EAS 140 team, my fist contact with a professor who actually learned my name and cared about my success, Bill, and the first sense of community when I was asked if I wanted to become a Student Leader. It was a no-brainer when I was asked, I wanted to be a part of this family

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
My team, my wonderful team, that had OVER TWENTY different vertical wind turbine designs they built...and none of them worked at all. The enthusiasm and tenacity those gentlemen showed reminded me why I wanted to be an engineer in the first place

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?
Zach Steever for being an amazing TA who was so patient with all of my ridiculous questions as a student in his lab! I know I drove him crazy, but I truly appreciate him taking the time to make me think through the solutions on my own. Julie Fetzer for being such an incredible mentor and the epitome of what women in engineering should be. You're an inspiration and a role model! Jon Folmsbee for taking the time to tutor me in Chem when I was hopelessly lost and for inviting me to be a part of this incredible family. Without you I may have never become a SL. Nick Marchesiello and Hailie Suk for being the best "mom and dad" us newbie graders could ever ask for. They made sure to keep us in line and on track, but also made sure we were taken care of and really made it feel like a family. You're the type of people I strive to be like. Love you guys!