Who am I?08

PES Scholar 2014, 2015

I am an electrical engineering student at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. I expect to graduate in May 2016, and my concentrations are in power systems engineering, and nuclear engineering and health physics. I am a founding sister and professional development chair for Alpha Omega Epsilon at NYU, chair of the student branch of IEEE, president of Eta Kappa Nu Zeta Sigma chapter, and a member of Tau Beta Pi NY Rho chapter.

Why did you choose to study engineering and the power engineering field?

I chose to study the power engineering field because my mom graduated from engineering and began working in the power engineering field when I was young. I grew up hearing about the work she was doing and wanted to do it too. In junior high school, after becoming interested in policy in reducing the United State's dependence on coal, I looked into working in the nuclear power as it seemed to be a much cleaner alternative to coal and natural gas.

What do you love about the power engineering field? What excites you about being involved in the PE field?

I love the power engineering field because it connects me to the public. Power is an important part of everyone's lives and needs constant maintenance and improvement to continue benefiting the public. I also love working more hands on with hardware and equipment. While completing my degree I have worked in substation design and component engineering, both giving me a lot of hands on experience with different pieces of equipment.

How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Being a PES Scholar has connected me more to the Power Engineering community by having access to IEEE PES publications and career resources. It has also lowered my financial burden and given me more ease of mine during my studies.

January 2016