Publicity Chair

Meet our Publicity Chair, Ayah Tamimi!

Ayah Tamimi is a junior at California State University, Long Beach, where she is currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. Her journey at SWE began during her freshman year where she began to attend the general body meetings as a SWE member.

Ayah is currently the Publicity Chair where she publicizes SWE events to its members by creating and designing flyers. She is also the Secretary for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at her school's chapter.

Ayah was a member of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) from 2018 to 2020, where she conducted research in at the Therapeutic and Regenerative Systems Laboratory. In addition, she is a scholar at the NASA L'SPACE Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy for the Fall 2020 Semester.

In her spare time, Ayah enjoys reading, baking, and visiting natural places.

Why did you pick your major?

"When I was in high school, I attended a robotics summer camp and had my first experience with coding and electronics. I always knew that I wanted to go into a STEM field because I like math and problem solving, but this experience narrowed down my choice to electrical engineering."

What is your favorite course?

"Math 370A."

Why are you in SWE?

"I joined SWE because I wanted to be part of a supportive community where I am surrounded with people who can relate to the experiences that I encounter in a male dominated field. At SWE, I am expanding my skill set and network outside of the classroom setting and building meaningful relationships with amazing and brilliant women."

Advice for women in STEM:

"You may not get things right the first time and you may even fail, but that is okay! What matters most is what you do after that experience. Embrace these challenges and use them as opportunities to learn and grow. In turn, you will become a stronger and more resilient person."

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