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Jackie Trautman

Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2019

Hometown: Reston, VA

High School: South Lakes High School

Extracurricular Activities: Women in Engineering Program (WEP) Leadership Team, Society of Women Engineers, SHC

Internship/Co-op/Research Experience: I have worked as an intern at the Smithsonian: National Air and Space Museum working on the Engaging Girls in STEM project and I have also spen two summers interning with the Systems Engineering and Validation group at Pratt and Whitney.

Why did you choose to come to Penn State? 

What has been your best memory as an engineering student? 

What advice would you give a first-year engineer? 

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to get a position in either the aerospace or automotive industries where I can take a hands on approach to my engineering knowledge.

What has been your best experience outside of engineering at Penn State? I have so many amazing memories from my time at Penn State but I would have to say that my favorites mostly revolve around Penn State football! I love tailgating with family and friends and the atmosphere in the games is so invigorating. I once cheered so much that I lost my voice for a week and a half! I had a presentation to give the monday after the game and let's just say my speech recieved a bit of laughter.