Big Sister: Kristin Tiarks
Little Sisters: Kathleen Easton,
What is your job?
Currently, I am an Associate Control Engineer at American Transmission Company in Waukesha, WI. I help automate the electric transmission grid in southeastern Wisconsin, and work with local utilities to keep the lights on.
What are your hobbies?
I love needlecraft. I do a lot of knitting, crocheting, and sewing - especially on costumes. I enjoy making all sorts of things, though, not just limited to yarn and thread. I also suffer a lifetime love of reading thanks to my mom and frequent trips to the not-so-local library in Madison (my hometown didn't have a library).
Why did you join A.O.E.?
I became good friends with the sisters, and they eventually became my family away from home. They helped me to grow into a young professional and achieve success on campus and off.
Why did you choose your major?
I always liked math and science in high school, and really enjoyed the electronics classes I took as a sophomore and junior. Engineering just sort of fell into place for me. And since I still think electrical power systems is Really Cool Science, I must have done ok!