My engineering background has taught me how to approach complex problems with little guidance. It also has taught me never to give up on a problem or issue that I am working on. Engineering as a whole makes me think differently about the world around me."
What types of work have you performed? What projects have you worked on?
Most recently as production support for the model 3 drive unit that helps to power the 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds for the model 3. During my time at National Grid it was more planning work related to transmission of power lines and distribution of electricity for the downtown Buffalo area. At Fresenius, I did project management and manufacturing engineering related to helping bring a new production line for antibiotics online.
What have been some favorite aspects of your work?
Project Management, making an impact with my work.
What was one of your most satisfying days as an engineer?
One of my better days would be seeing my project come to life at Fresenius. I returned as an intern for the second time around and I was able to see my project from the summer being implemented in front of my eyes. This helped me validate that the work I did was important and helpful to the company.
Was it worth it? What has your engineering background made possible for you? What value has it added to your overall life?
100% worth it. My engineering background has taught me how to approach complex problems with little guidance. It also has taught me never to give up on a problem or issue that I am working on. Engineering as a whole makes me think differently about the world around me. The mindset often has me thinking about how things are created and how we can potentially improve them.
What would you say to the freshmen currently sitting in your shoes?
I remember sitting in your seat in EAS 199 and thinking to myself what did I just sign up for? The course seemed very big and I thought I was prepared for college life. Adjusting to Buffalo from NYC was a huge step and the course work turned out to be harder then I originally thought. EAS 199 was a course that helped me understand how engineers think and I use the concepts you are learning everyday during my engineering career. It sounds stupid at first but I can assure you that you will be using these skills you have learned in EAS 199 in the future.