When I was younger, I attended multiple engineering camps at UIUC (GAMES camp) and saw how cool engineering was! When my mom was diagnosed with cancer I saw how important innovative medicine was in her recovery. I realized that I could help prevent people from experiencing what my mom went through by pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry through Chemical Engineering. I am so excited to work in higher education in student programming, such as Women in Engineering. I have been inspired to pursue this because of the wonderful experiences I’ve had at Illinois Engineering and cannot wait to help future engineers find their passion.