Emily Molstad ’19: GOLD "10 Under 10" Awards
Congrats to Emily Molstad ‘19 for being awarded WPI GOLD’s "10 Under 10" award in the category of Career Achievement.
Emily has co-founded Valis Insights, a company that focuses on making recycling more profitable and sustainable. She is currently the CEO of Valis and a Senior Materials Engineer at Solvus Global. Congratulations on your achievements!
We caught up with Emily to learn more.
Why is giving back time to WPI and others important?
Volunteering your time is one of the most rewarding ways to stay connected to the WPI community and supporting its growth. It's provided a valuable path for me to stay up to date on the different opportunities for WPI alumni and opened doors for me to provide support where I can to current students.
What advice would you give to current students and young alumni?
The opportunities in the WPI community are innumerable. If there is something you're really passionate about or even just want to gain exposure to all you have to do is reach out. There will always been someone you can connect with to help you reach your goals or provide direction whether it's through classmates, faculty, alumni or a partner organization. Don't be afraid to ask questions and seek out the many mentorship opportunities that are right on campus. Those connections and support system stay with you after graduation.
It's also important to remember to take a breath and time for yourself. You don't have to have it all figured out before you graduate. Give yourself the space to reflect on what you really want to be doing not just want you feel you have to be doing.
See other winners of the GOLD "10 Under 10" Awards here.