Who am I?08

PES Scholar - 2015

I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I will be graduating in Fall 2016. I am interested in learning more about power systems protection and operation, and also intend to enroll in as many class electives pertaining to power systems as possible so that I may learn as much as possible about this rich, and very important field.

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

I am majoring in Electrical Engineering because of my aspiration to understand the needs of humanity and find viable solutions for future generations. I've always had an intense curiosity for how things work and why they even exist in the first place. I've come to understand that national electric grid's operation and existence is what separates us from being back in the 1800's. The operation and advancement of this marvel is chief to any electrical engineer. I can think of no greater calling.

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

Power engineering offers understanding of domestic and commercial use of electronics coming from engineering. Learning about generation, transmission, and distribution of power bridges the gap of knowledge between the basic use of our home appliances and understanding how they work with electricity.

How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Being selected as a PES Scholar has given me confidence in pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering by increasing my financial independence. I am grateful for the extended assistance and opportunities in helping me find internships or careers in power engineering as well as offering me a mentor to shape my professional development.

January 2016