Monica Wild.

Alumni Profile

Monica Wild

Student Leader: Hailie Suk

Interfacing with the students: Serving as a student leader meant helping others transition to college and the School of Engineering, showing others the value of the course and the engineering process, but also (most importantly) helping others to discover that they could do it too - they really do have it in them, even though many may have moments when they think they don't."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
Interfacing with the students: Serving as a student leader meant helping others transition to college and the School of Engineering, showing others the value of the course and the engineering process, but also (most importantly) helping others to discover that they could do it too - they really do have it in them, even though many may have moments when they think they don't. Interfacing with the rest of the EAS140 crew: The other component of being a student leader is being a part of the engineering community at UB. It was truly a privilege to be a member of such an inspiring group of people - people who are out there chasing their own thing, whatever it might be, but are also passionate about passing it forward to others. Don't forget the value of having that connection and helping to keep the UB engineering community strong!

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
My favorite part of the year was the quantitative analysis lab. I think that's the first lab where the students really hit a wall that they're not quite sure how to grapple with. It's amazing to be able to help guide them through that struggle a little - to show them that support is there - but also to see understanding dawn on them. For those that work through the problem in that lab and actually reach their own solution (with a little guidance from us of course) I think that's an important moment where they can realize that they actually CAN do it, that they have it in them and can be an engineer too.

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?
Dan Buckmaster, Luke Joy, Brentyn Mendel, Zach Perkins, Jake Schoelles, Phil Schneider, Andy Booth, Hailie Suk, Julie Fetzer, Sean Martin