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Hannah Li

PhD student

Management Science and Engineering

As an engineer, you’re taught to build things, to optimize things.

PhD Candidate, Bioengineering


Growing up, I thought I was going to be a doctor.

PhD candidate

Mechanical Engineering

While I was an undergrad at MIT, I chose mechanical engineering because it was the most broad field, and...

Zina Jawadi

Coterminal MS Candidate


Robert Fulghum’s book is famously titled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I say, “...

Kate Gasparro

PhD Candidate

Civil & Environmental Engineering

I’m actually a third-generation civil engineer.

B.S.H. ’19


We met a patient the other day who was about 3 years old.

Kolade Adebowale

PhD Candidate

Chemical Engineering

During my junior year in college, I met a few people who had been diagnosed with HIV. I was inspired by...

Flora Mechentel

PhD Candidate

Aeronautics and Astronautics

As a child, I loved watching planes and visiting busy airports.

Catie Cuan

PhD candidate

Mechanical Engineering

I didn’t study engineering in college.

MS ’19, Electrical Engineering; PhD Candidate, Applied Physics

Electrical Engineering

I went to preschool at NASA because my parents work at Ames Research Center.