One thing Penny didn’t mention in her MSU Commencement speech, and it supports the point that assumptions can be inaccurate, is the story about how and why she became an engineer. While she was a trailblazer at the time she obtained her degree, there is more to her story.
In honor of our recent Founder’s Day celebration on May 27, 2019, we’re sharing a Reuther’s podcast with Alexis Jetter, the daughter of SWE founding member Evelyn Jetter.
SWE’s FY19 Director of Engagement, Andrea Clewley, loves SWE for the friendship and support it has provided to help her grow in her career both as a leader and a technologist.
Nateé Johnson’s advice to others who may be searching for a similar opportunity is that it is never too late to learn something new and make the shift. “The Flatiron Fellowship program respects that and supports non-traditional students,” Johnson says.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SWE Members Pearl Yamaguchi and Valerie Mencias discuss their experiences as Asian American female engineers and reflect on how their culture has impacted or affected their careers.