Coming from a large and incredibly diverse environment, I was attracted to the diversity at Illinois. My passion for chemical sciences was initially sparked in high school when I had a chemistry teacher who showed fascinating demos related to the topics we were learning in class. I was amazed to see the theory I was learning about being applied right in front of me. One of the things that I love the most about ChBE at Illinois is that the department does a lot to ensure their students succeed by offering personalized academic advising. Upon graduation, I will be going into industry to work for 3M as an Optimized Operations Engineer.