Hobbies: Researching all things Disney related, hanging out with roommates
Major & Why
Rose is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with a specialization in engineering administration. She considers systems engineers to be the “jack of all trades” – she loves that her major gives her a broad sense of a little bit of everything in engineering, as well as skills in business and other types of industry.
Life at UIUC
Favorites: Rose’s favorite thing about UIUC is that it is a huge campus, but there are so many smaller communities that you can be a part of. She has different communities with her roommates, classmates, and friends from RSOs; all of these different groups really make engineering feel like a community effort to her.
Why she chose UIUC: She chose UIUC because of the great engineering program and was excited to be a part of “the best of the best.” She loves that there are so many amazing programs within the Grainger College of Engineering and says that this leads to amazing conversations with students in other engineering majors.
Rose is the Vice President of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, which is the largest RSO in the ISE department. She loves being a part of this group because it helps to boost ISE students professionally, in addition to creating a close-knit community within the department.
This summer, Rose will be interning with P&G in a manufacturing optimization role. She has also worked at the P&G Smart Lab in Research Park in consumer behavior research. In addition, she was an Engineering Learning Assistant for Engineering 100 last year, and will be an ELA again for the upcoming fall semester.
Rose’s dream job is to become an engineer at Disney World. She loves all things Disney and is incredibly passionate about her dream to one day work at Disney.
Being a Woman in STEM
Rose’s group from WIE Orientation helped her develop a strong sense of community as a freshman, and she still talks to her friends from orientation today. She also notes that her academic advisor has been a huge supporter and always reminds her that even if she’s struggling in a class, she’s right where she’s supposed to be.
Advice to Freshmen
Rose’s advice is to not compare yourself to others and to remember to focus on yourself. She says “everyone has imposter syndrome, but you just have to know that you are meant to be here.”