Applied Mathematics & Computer Engineering
Class of 2018
New London, CT
What does the NSBE Mission mean to you?
I have a duty as a Black Engineer to be successful in STEM and with this success comes an implicit responsibility.
What has been your favorite UConn NSBE moment?
The first NSBE meeting I attended was at UConn. It was an inspiring moment for me to be surrounded by other black students studying in STEM fields who shared a common goal with me.
What type of leader are you?
I am a determined, trustworthy and humble leader. I bring about an ambitious plan and organize those I lead to help me seek it out. I develop integrity from the start and express sincerity towards others. I am not afraid to listen nor am I afraid to admit when I’m wrong.
What are your professional or career goals?
I would like to be working as an Engineer in an industry research and development position. I envision a career that will continue to challenge me both intellectually and personally. I look forward to attending graduate school to ultimately earn a doctorate degree. In addition, I would like to parallel my career with volunteer positions in the field of education working to develop policies and curriculum.
Where have you co-oped, interned or worked, what was most enjoyable about that experience?
My internship for the last few summers has been at Applied Physical Sciences, a General Dynamics company located in Groton, CT. It was through this opportunity I found out that engineering was no longer just a burgeoning interest of mine; it’s a passion.
How has UConn NSBE helped you achieve your goals? Whether personal, academic, or career wise?
UConn NSBE has been a source of encouragement for me. Also, UConn NSBE has been a resource students I could more comfortably go to for help with schoolwork.
What advice would you give to other UConn NSBE members/prospective members about our chapter?
Join! There is something for everyone in NSBE!