December 2019

Jen Rathlin is our December Ambassador of the Month! Jen is a Clinic Engineering Coordinator. She graduated Engineering Science (Physics) from University of Waterloo.

Why did you choose to study engineering?

To learn about the way the world works and to learn to solve the problems in it.

How do you apply your degree to your career?

I use my experiences and the skills I learned to ask to develop a better engineering education experience.

What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Learn from the world and the people around you, and care for them.

November 2019

Erica Lee Garcia is our November Ambassador of the Month! Erica is the Founder and CEO of her own Consulting Company (Erica Lee). She graduated Materials Engineering from Queens University.

Why did you choose to study engineering?

Because I wanted to make the world a better place.

How do you apply your degree to your career?

I am always thinking of ways to break down problems into manageable pieces, understand the inputs and outputs of any process, and find ways to do things better.

What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Be ready to work hard and don’t lose hope! Remember who you are as a whole human being. Never lose track of what matters most to you. You’re making a great choice, as engineering is a great way to solve important problems and shape the future.

October 2019

Mellie Chow is our October Ambassador of the Month! Mellie is an Executive Director with RTX Technology Partners. She graduated Applied Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo.

Why did you choose to study engineering?

It was the fastest path out of school while obtaining a Professional Degree and Global job security.

How do you apply your degree to your career?

It taught critical thinking and problem skills required for today’s complex business challenges and innovation.

What advice do you have for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?

Perseverance and hard work is power for the course. It’s a very reliable and consistent way to build foundation skills and start your career.