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May 13th, 2014
Where are you from? Farmingdale, NY What school do you go to? What year are you? University at Buffalo, Senior Do you hold any positions in your AIChE chapter or with AIChE nationally? President of the UB Chapter Describe an event in your chapter that you are most proud to have been involved with. Engineers Week is always a fun time when clubs can be competitive, but it also get students interested in engineering and club activities. What are your plans after graduation? In what field are you most interested in having an impact? After considering many different opportunities, my plans are to attend the University of Delaware for a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. How do you blow off steam and keep your sanity between classes, homework and projects? Having friends who are in the same boat really helps. Other than Hulu and Netflix marathons (I've seen quite a few series from start to finish in my four years), skiing is a really great way to enjoy the winter weather that Buffalo is so famous for. How did you decide to pursue a degree in ChE? I loved and excelled in the natural sciences in high school. My mother encouraged me to look towards engineering, and after a summer camp at UMD during high school showed me the different fields of engineering, I decided on chemical engineering. I found the focus on problem-solving and the application of knowledge that is unique to engineering really appealed to me. What is the best kept secret on your campus? There are quite a few lesser-known study spots, including on the upper floors of NSC, the math building, and the basement of Cooke. LinkedIn Profile.