UWF degree and year of graduation:
BS Electrical Engineering,’08
As you look back at your days at UWF, describe your best memory.
I was in the UWF Honors Program and a member of UWF Honors Council for three years and absolutely loved being involved in that program. Council meetings and events were always a great time. The program is filled with amazing students, instructors and mentors that are there for you when you need them at anytime. I highly recommend that students enroll in this program.
As strange as this may sound, some of my best memories in the engineering department were late night study sessions, when everyone was delirious and laughing because too much information had been absorbed in such a short period of time. Even though it was studying, we always managed to make it fun and still do well on our tests.
While you were at UWF, what did you think was its most outstanding and/or unique quality?
Small class sizes at UWF were appealing to me. I developed great relationships with instructors and students that I know will benefit me throughout my career.
As you reflect, did your education at UWF have an impact on where you are today?
The knowledge of what is offered in this area for employment was a great benefit of attending UWF. I would not be working at Eglin Air Force Base if it weren’t for the encouragement of UWF instructors, students and the career fairs that enabled me to look into that option.
Describe what you do/did professionally including the type of company you work for.
I am currently working at Eglin AFB as a palace acquire intern. I will be gaining experience in infrared, radar and semi-active laser seekers until I go on to get my master’s in Electrical Engineering next August.
What advice would you give students today who were looking at studying one of the disciplines in the School of Science and Engineering?
Don’t go into one of these disciplines thinking you won’t actually have to do some studying, but also don’t let this scare you. Don’t get discouraged by the complexity of each subject or how much work you have to put into your studies, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. So many doors will be opened for you after your degree in one of these disciplines due to your hard work while you are in school.
Share one thing about yourself that would give others insight into your interests, hobbies, etc.
I try to make it a goal to learn something new every day, whether that has to do with my career or my personal life. My favorite food is sushi. I have a miniature schnauzer named Wiley and he has my heart. I am a huge fan of the “Twilight” book series, movie, soundtrack, etc. I love coffee dates. I am a guilty addict of reality TV shows. I have the curliest hair you will quite possibly ever see. My reasoning for having my favorite seasons/weather entirely revolves around the clothing that I get to wear during that season. I absolutely love the beach and will never live anywhere that I will be landlocked. And, I am pretty much a girl at heart who has occasional grown up “engineering moments.”