Who are you?
PES Scholar - 2014
I graduated in May 2015 from the University of Texas with a BSEE. My field of interest in electrical engineering is electric power systems. I am excited to work on technologies that will bring about a more reliable and resilient power grid.
Why did you choose to study engineering and the power engineering field?
I have always known that I would become an engineer. As for power systems within electrical engineering, I made the decision based on how inspiring a problem it is to work on. So many people's lives can be dramatically improved by reliable access to electricity. It is this idea that drives me to work hard in the field.
What do you love about the power engineering field? What excites you about being involved in the PE field?
I love how multidisciplinary the field is. There are all kinds of problems and topics that can be studied and applied to it. I also enjoy the scale of things and the impact it all has on people's lives.
How has being selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?
I have been able to focus on my studies and allocate more time and resources to that endeavor. The career resources provided to me helped me find jobs that I would be interested in. Overall, being selected a PES scholar has lifted a lot of stress off of me so that I can focus on succeeding as a power systems engineer.