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Meet our Engineering Student Ambassadors 

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Antonio C.Antonio C. 

Hometown: Berwyn, Illinois 

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Minor: Electrical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2022

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Engineering Student Council, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Marquette Robotics, Marquette Mentors Program 

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette because of the great sense of community that I felt when I visited the campus and the Opus College of Engineering. Additionally, I felt that the programs within engineering, like co-ops and internships, would give me the most success after graduation. 

Career Goals: I hope to use my degree to work either in the automotive or aerospace industry. Ultimately, my goal is to work for either NASA or SpaceX and work on any robotic / automation projects that they may have. 

Marissa D.Marissa D. 

Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Spanish Literature & Culture

Graduation Year: 2022

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Revive (plastic recycling makerspace), Introduction to Engineering Teaching Assistant, Marquette Honors Program

Co-op, Internship or Research: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in shock physics, co-op at Husco (summer 2020) 

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette because I love the size and big city feel, and I knew that I would be getting so much more than a degree. I have been given amazing opportunities to broaden my learning in and out of the classroom, and I know that my faculty, advisors and peers are here to provide me the best education and college experience possible. In engineering especially, I feel that my professors are preparing me for real-life problem solving and whatever the future holds for me. 

Career Goals: I am passionate about tackling the world's energy issues and I hope to work in renewable energy. I can picture a master's degree in my future and plenty of traveling with my job. 

Louis F.Louis F.

Hometown: Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Major: Electrical Engineering 

Graduation Year: 2020

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, TEDx Talks, E-Lead, Sigma Phi Delta engineering fraternity 

Co-op, Internship or Research: Co-op at Extreme Engineering Solutions, Internship at Eaton Corp., and research experience in computer vision

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette because I wanted to go to a school that treated me as more than just a number and helped me develop both intellectually and as a person. Cura personalis - care for the whole person - has helped me become a well-rounded student. From the first time I stepped on campus, Marquette has felt like home and I've loved every year here. 

Career Goals: I want to continue my education at Marquette, finishing up a master's degree in computer science with a focus on cyber security. I hope to work for innovative technology companies that disrupt the norms of security and privacy. 

Nicole H.Nicole H. 

Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio

Major: Environmental Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Society of Women Engineers, Kappa Delta Sorority, Midnight Run, intramural sports, Engineers Without Borders, undergraduate researcher in Water Quality Center

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette for the students, teachers, and overall opportunities to succeed. As a senior in high school looking at Marquette Engineering, I was drawn to the passion of the professors, multitude of clubs to join, and potential to get involved in research and internships. 

Career Goals: I plan on working for a consulting firm, working on projects that involve environmental and water resource issues. I would love to be on a team that works on solving these problems in a sustainable and innovative way. 

Teddy M.Teddy M.

Hometown: Wharton, New Jersey

Major: Construction Engineering

Minors: Business Administration 

Graduation Year: 2021

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, intramural softball, tutor in the Office for Student Educational Services, American Society of Civil Engineers, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, President of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society 

Co-op, Internship or Research: ARCO Design Build

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette Engineering for a few reasons. The new state-of-the-art facilities in Engineering Hall, small to medium class sizes, and the urban campus setting / environment all weighed heavily in my decision, but ultimately it came down to the fit and how I felt when I visited Marquette for the first time. It just felt like it was the right place for me. 

Career Goals: After graduation, I plan to pursue a job as a project manager for a prime / general contractor. I would also like to work in the commercial or industrial construction sectors. I also do plan on pursuing an MBA as I look to take on upper management in the long term of my career. 

Shahd S.Shahd S. 

Hometown: Ramallah, Palestine 

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanical)

Graduation Year: 2022

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, E-Lead, Engineering Student Council, Society of Women Engineers, Students for Justice in Palestine, Marquette Global Involvement Advisory Committee

Co-op, Internship or Research: Aptar

Why Marquette Engineering? Marquette offers its engineering students various opportunities for hands-on experience and become part of the community that surrounds the campus. Also, the size of our college allows for more one-on-one interaction with professors which helps you in understanding the material better and being more comfortable in class. Marquette Engineering is one big family where everyone helps you figure out your path and provides you opportunities and guidance to reach your goals. 

Career Goals: I'm studying biomedical engineering because I believe in equal access to healthcare everywhere. I aspire to be working to improve healthcare in third world countries, like my home country of Palestine, and to find new, cost effective medical equipment to be used. I would also like to get my master's degree. 

Kamila T.Kamila T. 

Hometown: Barrington, Illinois

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2023

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Engineers Without Borders, Alpha Phi

Why Marquette Engineering? As a first-generation student, I had a hard time determining where I wanted to spend my college experience. However, when I toured Marquette and had the opportunities to talk to current students and faculty, I had a good feeling in my gut that this was where I wanted to be. The excellent engineering program, Jesuit mission and Milwaukee city life were all a plus within that decision! 

Career Goals: After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in structural engineering or architecture. I also hope to attend graduate school at some point. 

Paula V.Paula V.

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri 

Major: Computer Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, E-Lead, founder of Revive (plastic recycling makerspace), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), engineering tutor, Dance Inc. 

Co-op, Internship of Research: Co-op at EmbedTak, Internship at Husco 

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette engineering for the hands-on learning experiences, dedication to service and Jesuit education, and the urban environment. I was impressed with the excitement everyone expressed when talking about their Marquette experiences and the welcoming nature of the Marquette community.

Career Goals: After graduation, I will enter a master's program in industrial design and move closer to a career in product management focused on sustainable technology products. 

Emanuel W.Emanuel W.

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassadors, E-Lead, Band, and Music Ministry

Co-op, Internship, or Research: Research experience with Dr. Lars Olson

Why Marquette Engineering? As a first-generation college student, the generosity of Marquette and the Opus Group gave me the opportunity to afford college. When I took the time to learn more about and visit Marquette, I fell in love with the Opus College of Engineering's principles of servant leadership and well rounded education.

Career Goals: Because of the amazing instruction and training I have received from Marquette, I will be obtaining my master's of science in engineering next school year. After that, I hope to find a job in the aerospace field designing appropriate medical devices and life support equipment to sustain life in space.

Meet our staff

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Julie MurphyJulie Murphy 

Director for Enrollment Management and Outreach 

Hometown: Shawano, Wisconsin 

Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A. in Psychology; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, M.A. in Educational Psychology 

About Me: I grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin, but spent several years in Madison and Minneapolis before moving to Milwaukee to raise my family. I spend my free time mostly with my three daughters and husband, and our sweet, elderly dog, Jones. I have a master's in educational psychology, and I love working with new students and families to help them navigate the college search process and help in any way I can! 

Why I work at Marquette: Hands down, the community here is second to none. The students, faculty and staff here are thoughtful, smart and socially conscious, and they genuinely care about each other. I have worked at Marquette for 12 years, and it feels like a family, but one that holds one another to high standards and challenges one another to be better each day. I love that I get to meet new people every day and introduce them to all the ways they can contribute to and benefit from the Marquette community. 

My favorite spot on campus: I have quite a few...St. Joan of Arc Chapel, especially on a hot, humid day when it's quiet, cool and dark inside. I also love the Alumni Memorial Union's coffee shop, which is always bustling with people studying and meeting friends. And, the "Marquette Mile" perimeter makes for a nice afternoon walk, and I usually run into students and friends along the way. 

Abby KanyerAbby Kanyer 

Engineering Outreach Coordinator 

Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin 

Places I've Lived: Boston, Massachusetts; Davis, California; Vieques, Puerto Rico

Education: Wellesley College, B.A. in Chemistry; University of California - Davis, M.S. in Food Science and Technology 

Why I work at Marquette: I strongly believe in the Opus College of Engineering's vision of changing the face of engineering by encouraging students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields to pursue an engineering degree. I also am passionate about our commitment to developing well-rounded engineering students who embody the notion of Cura personalis.

Marquette Involvement: Pre-college engineering programming, Girls Who Code, Engineering Scholars Program, recruitment and outreach events