"I want to know that I am using everything that I have to help improve patients’ lives and advance the pharmaceutical field."
Alexandra, currently a senior at Villanova University, spent the past three summers interning with large pharmaceutical companies supporting ongoing clinical trials.
Alexandra is majoring in chemical engineering with dual minors in biochemical engineering and business. She maintains a 3.58 GPA and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Villanova Society of Women Engineers, and is president of the Villanova Basketball Club. Alexandra is active in her community, volunteering with the Special Olympics and Relay for Life, generating thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
"I definitely notice that there are less females than males in this field, but I don't find that to be a disadvantage. I see it as more of an opportunity."
Richard Hollenbach III
"I knew I wanted to be an engineer as soon as I got my first Lego's... and it grew from there."
Richard, currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, was an intern with the Naval Nuclear Laboratory where he worked in the Thermal and Hydraulics group, as well as studied supply chains and structural engineering in China and Peru.
Richard is majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in German and mathematics. He maintains a 3.7 GPA and is the President of the Honors Engineering Society. He is also a member of the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, and is a brother of Beta Theta Pi. Richard is a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo and won the gold medal at the 2012 World National Championship in board breaking.
"I'm currently gaining experience in the space program. In the future, I could very well help design space vehicles that will successfully carry us to even further planets."