How did you first become interested in engineering?
My dad and I were on a college tour (not at UW) during my senior year of high school. We visited many different departments and were close to leaving when my dad, not an engineer, suggested seeing the engineering department. I literally had no idea what engineers did (I thought they built engines or something), but was blown away after hearing a master’s student talk about a new machine he designed. All I remember thinking was “That is so COOL!” That’s when I knew I wanted to be an engineer.