What do you do?
I work on the product development team and I am developing our future state production system/factory for our next line of commercial aircrafts.
Why did you choose this field?
When I first visited the Boeing factory as a little girl, I became really interested in learning how to use innovative technologies to solve practical problems. My passion sparked early on, but it wasn’t until I went to college, and had my first internship, that I realized this was the path I wanted to go forward with. I had the opportunity to work on a satellite at NASA that would be sent to the International Space Station and the novelty of the project captivated me. It’s one thing to learn about the concepts in classes, but actually using those design skills in practice made it so much better!
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
I wish I would have known that you shouldn’t ever underestimate the impact that you can bring to the world— Not just in the workplace, but also for the community.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I love working in STEM because there are so many diverse ideas in the field and having the opportunity to be a part of this is amazing. Every day, I look forward to being challenged to think critically and creatively to solve problems.
Best advice for next generation?
Don’t let anyone ever tell you you can’t do something! If you have a dream, go for it. It may be hard sometimes, but the grass is always greener on the other side.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan, backed by action, makes your dreams come true.