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Elizabeth Hagan '21

BS, Industrial Engineering

For Elizabeth, third time’s the charm. After thinking she had to choose a major before starting at WPI, she changed it three times before discovering her current one—business with a concentration in innovation for social change.

That desire students (and faculty) have to follow their passions both in and out of the classroom is exactly what Elizabeth loves about WPI. “Everyone is so involved on campus,” she says. “It’s inspiring to be surrounded by people who are passionate.”

She’s involved in a variety of activities on campus, many of which share one common theme: helping and advocating for others. Her proudest accomplishment: being part of the Student Support Network, a group that gives students the skills to recognize when their peers may be struggling, and direct them to support in times of crisis. “I’m so proud to be involved in creating a supportive campus environment and making sure none of my peers feel alone with their mental health struggles.”

Elizabeth hopes to build upon her passions after graduation with a career in social justice while working to improve diversity and inclusivity.

elizabeth h.

Kansas City, MO

  • President of Vegetarian Club
  • Member of Pagan Circle
  • Member of Ketones A Cappella and Alden Voices
  • Sister of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority
  • Member of Student Support Network
  • Interning with the Humane League
  • Social justice
  • Hanging out with my cat
7:00 am

I wake up early to do homework before my afternoon classes.

1:00 pm

After lunch, I head out to classes for the day.

6:00 pm

I spend the evening attending different club meetings before heading back to relax.

Learning is so much more than memorizing facts from a textbook; it’s figuring out how to apply those facts to real-life problems.