Aside from running my own projects, I’ve become involved in programs on campus where I can connect and make friends with others who maintain similar interests in biotechnology and leadership.
Biotechnology Club (2014-Present)
The Penn State Biotech Club was founded in 2011 as a mechanism for connecting passionate students with on-campus research opportunities, recent STEM industry grads + alumni, and biotech companies. Advised by Dr. Loida Escote-Carlson, this club works closely with the Integrated Biotechnology BS/MS Program to keep students up-to-date on the latest biotech news.
I joined the Biotech Club as a freshman; for my sophomore and the first semester of my junior year, I served as Vice President. In Spring 2017, I was elected as President of the club.
Society of Women Engineers (2014-Present)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national organization promoting women in STEM. At the beginning of my freshman year, I participated in the Women in Engineering Program Orientation (WEPO). Upon completion, I joined the Penn State and national chapters of SWE. This year, I was selected to become a member of the SWE Future Leaders Program for the 2016-2017 school year.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2014-Present)
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is an organization for chemical engineers. I’m a member of the Penn State chapter of AIChE.
Engineering House Special Living Option (2014-2016)
Prior to becoming an RA, I resided in Engineering House (EHouse) for my first three semesters at Penn State. EHouse is an on-campus Special Living Option (SLO) that works with the College of Engineering. I joined the Academic Committee when I resided in EHouse.
Academic Committee Member: organizing and executing educational events for SLO members, attending other members’ academic and social events