MY SHORT STORY
”With a creative and resourceful mindset, I approach challenges with tenacity and a quick-thinking attitude. I thrive in dynamic environments, adapting swiftly to changing priorities while consistently maintaining an optimistic outlook.”
Please Introduce Yourself
I am a Michigan native and a graduate of Michigan Technological University, the state's only technical university, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. As one of the first ten thousand women engineers to graduate from the university since its establishment in 1885, I am proud of my achievement. Throughout my career, I have gained valuable experience in various industries, including Automotive, Food Processing and Packaging, Oil and Gas, Satellite Communication, and Solar Energy. I have held positions in research and development, product management, and business development, allowing me to develop a broad engineering background and a deep understanding of the product development and launch process.
What are the Main Challenges Facing Business and Industry Today?
The rapid evolution of technology and the dynamic nature of the workforce pose significant challenges for businesses today. To remain competitive, companies must adapt to the latest technological advancements; failure to do so can result in becoming obsolete. Moreover, labor force expectations and the work environment have dramatically changed over the past few years. Companies must adapt to these changes and invest in developing their human assets to attract and retain talented employees.
How to do More with Less?
Leverage data and analytics to make informed decisions. Businesses should use data-driven decision making. By analyzing relevant data, companies can identify areas for optimization, spot trends, and make strategic choices that result in resource optimization.
Your Advice to Companies?
Companies should embrace digital transformation. Utilize digital technologies to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and improve customer experiences. Explore opportunities for automation, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing to optimize processes and gain a competitive edge.
What are Your Personal or Professional Drivers?
Personally, I am driven to contribute to the greater good, whether through community involvement, social causes, or helping others. Professionally I aim to have a significant impact, innovate, or bring about positive change within a specific industry or sector.
What Surprises You?
The unpredictability inherent in life's journey. Life is an intricate tapestry of unexpected twists and turns, where the only constant is its mercurial nature.
Fun Personal Facts or What You Like to Do in Your Spare Time?
I am passionate about mentoring K-12 students enthusiastic about pursuing STEM careers. Over the past nineteen years, I have dedicated my time and expertise to mentoring Northwest Educational Services Engineering Academy students. I have also actively participated as a judge and mentor for FIRST Robotics Competition events and teams for fourteen years.