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