Darcy Andersen is the Outreach Coordinator for the Society of Women Engineers. She studied developmental biology and genetics at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Next, Darcy served as Laboratory Manager at The University of Chicago for six years. During that time, she published a research paper describing how muscle contraction contributes to organ morphogenesis during fruit fly development. In her current role, Darcy is responsible for the implementation and strategic growth of SWE’s global K-12 outreach programs.
Darcy is an animal lover and has had many pets including dogs, cats, horses, ground squirrels, crows, turkeys and a duck named Ping.
What is your favorite place to go or area in Chicago?
I love the Museum of Science and Industry.
If you could sum up SWE in one word, what would it be?
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I get to show girls that there’s a huge network of women ready to support them while they build a STEM identity. And sometimes I get to play with toys.
Where can we find you on the weekends?
At a park with my dog Baxter.