Why did you choose to study at WPI?
Upon touring WPI, I was immediately drawn to the sense of community and the unique curriculum. I was very excited about the project-based learning and Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)! The IQP allowed me to major in engineering without sacrificing my dream of studying abroad. WPI's diverse community also made me feel welcomed and I am free to explore who I want to become.
How are you involved with the WPI community?
When I came to WPI, I was eager to meet new people and have new experiences, however, COVID made this very difficult. In the fall of my freshman year, I went through sorority recruitment and joined Chi Omega Women's Fraternity. Since then, I have sat on my sorority's executive board and currently serve as the Vice President of the Panhellenic Council and the President of Order of Omega Honor Society. Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations that aim to better the community around us and give students a home away from home. My favorite event the fraternity and sorority community hosts is "Greek Week" in D-term where all of the chapters come together and participate in a friendly competition that involves community service opportunities and collaborative events with the whole campus.
What’s your favorite thing about WPI?
My favorite thing about WPI is the flexibility you have to explore your passions and interests freely with such a supportive community!
Do you have a faculty or staff mentor?
Walter Towner and Mackenzie Lipman have been the two most influential people during my time here at WPI. As a first-generation college student, I often felt lost or intimidated when looking for help. However, Walter Towner and Mackenzie Lipman, both provided me with a safe space to ask questions and always push me to be successful.
How has WPI’s project-based learning influenced your education?
Project-based learning at WPI has influenced my education by allowing me to apply skills and knowledge from the classroom to real world scenarios while learning to work effectively in a team.
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