Laurie is passionate about STEM and encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers. She has been involved from the program since nearly the start and she continues to strive to keep the Curriculum engaging and current.
I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2016. I am currently working as a Medical Scribe at Natividad Medical Center and as a Case Manager/Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Santa Cruz AIDS Project. I aspire to work in medicine, and hope to encourage young women to pursue STEM fields and follow their passions.
In 2016 I retired from a very rewarding career at Lockheed Martin as a project manager in Information Technology. I wanted to do something equally rewarding in retirement, so I volunteered as Director of Recruitment for SWE GetSET. I love working on the application process with the new students and their parents and school counselors.
I received a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and i am have worked for more than 10 years as a Process Engineer for Fluor, designing chemical plants for the mining and biotech industry. I am a 15 year SWE volunteer veteran, currently leading our Fund Development Team at SWE SCV.
I'm a hardware engineer with many years of experience designing circuit boards. My love of problem solving, math, and logic puzzles led me to a career in engineering. I enjoy teaching especially introducing engineering concepts to diverse groups of people. I believe that many people could have great careers in STEM. Early encouragement and exposure to STEM can help plant that seed.