Hometown: Long Valley, New Jersey
Major: Engineering Technology
Class Year: 2024
When or how did you become interested in engineering?
Growing up with both of my parents working in the field of engineering,
I had the advantage of their guidance and insight when it came to
choosing my own engineering path. Their firsthand experiences and
knowledge helped me gain a deeper understanding of the different
branches of engineering and allowed me to explore various disciplines.
Their guidance not only helped me identify my interests but also enabled
me to make a well-informed decision about the specific area of
engineering that resonated with me the most. I am incredibly grateful
for their support and mentorship, which played a significant role in
shaping my career aspirations.
When you were looking at colleges, what made Drexel stand out?
The main thing that stood out to me at Drexel was the co-op program. Not
many colleges offered a co-op program and work them in with classes.
Another key factor that swayed me to attend Drexel was the numerous
amounts of food trucks!
Why did you decide to focus on your major?
I chose to pursue Engineering Technology due to its emphasis on
practical experience, with more than 70% of its courses incorporating
hands-on labs that utilize industry technology. In this program,
students acquire the same fundamental concepts as in traditional
engineering, but with the added advantage of engaging in hands-on work.
I find that I learn most effectively when I can directly apply the
theories, I study in class to laboratory settings.
Which of your co-ops made the biggest impact?
During my most recent co-op, I held the position of an Electrical
Project Engineer, which marked my first encounter with real-world
project work. As an Electrical Project Engineer, my responsibilities
encompassed a diverse range of tasks, including programming, power
generation (Arc Flash Studies), electrical instrumentation, and even
solar panels. Through this role, I had the opportunity to delve into
various facets of electrical engineering while working on a multitude of
projects. This experience made me realize the value of project-based
work, as it allows for exploration across different domains of
electrical engineering, as opposed to being confined to a single area.
Consequently, I am keen on pursuing similar project-oriented endeavors
in my post-Drexel years
What extracurricular groups are you in and what value do they bring to
I’m the co-founder and current secretary of the Drexel Manufacturing
Engineering Society. Our organization serves as a student outreach
initiative for individuals interested in the field of Manufacturing. We
organize events on a quarterly basis and occasionally invite industry
professionals who specialize in Manufacturing to share their
I’m also the co-founder and president of the Association for Engineering
Technology Students. We are in the process of establishing this club and
seeking official recognition. Our objective as a student association is
to foster a sense of community among underclassmen and upperclassmen
through engaging events. Additionally, we aim to offer academic support
and guidance to those in need.