Written by: Sangavi Pari
The SWE Regional Conference introduced me to a community of successful and talented female engineers outside my chapter at UCR. I heard talks from incredible women who are so ahead of the game, they are leading forces in academia, engineering, science, and business combined. Listening to these powerhouses reminds us that incredible women exist (the fact sometimes is lost on us in the academic environment of school). However, it also reminds us that their success is contingent on three main factors: tenacity, sacrifice, and family support. These women worked hard during their time in school and in their careers. They had family that was supportive of their roles in society as contributors of science and engineering and supported them in parenting their children. And now these women are back to encourage young women that it is possible to maintain a successful career and family life. It is now my goal to emulate them and talk at a SWE conference later in my career to pass the torch.
Jayapriya Vengadesan (2017-2018)
Jayapriya is an undergraduate student studying bioengineering.
Cindy Yanez (2016-2017)