Anna is a sophomore in Mechanical Science and Engineering. Hailing from Winston Churchill High School in Maryland, she decided on her program at the Grainger College of Engineering during a college visit.
Apart from her studies, on-campus Anna has innovated tremendously in Illini Motorsports Formula SAE's suspension team, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)’s outreach committee, and Illini Solar Car’s dynamics team! Anna is most excited this semester for her ME270 course (even though it’s a little work), where students design and build a functional prototype of a small mechanical or electro-mechanical product throughout the semester.
“In high school I was on literary magazine and worked at the library all four years. This past summer, I was a summer camp counselor for WYSE with Exploring MechSE, Exploring Your Options, and GAMES. My favorite part about camp was meeting all of the campers and seeing how excited they were for engineering. I didn’t do anything engineering-related in high school, so I wanted to help people. If someone was questioning majoring in engineering, I’d tell them to try anyways because there are so many different types. I want to go to law school (criminal law maybe), so I might work a year or two and then go to law school.”