Those who come before me and after me are my “why”. My grandparents, parents, sisters, niece, nephew, cousins, friends.
When I feel challenges or difficult emotions I think about what all those who have come before me have overcome and it gives me purpose and motivation to continue onward.
Without SHPE I can confidently say I would not have been able to complete my degree. Having a Familia around me who understands the highs and lows of life as a student engineer gave me the support and community we all needed to reach graduation.
Currently, I am involved in our Northrop Grumman Adelante employee resource chapter which focuses on outreach to local schools to offer mentorship, resume workshops, site tours, and job opportunities for students. I plan to be a mentor for the rest of my career – lifting others as I climb.