Outreach Chair

Meet our Outreach Chair, Aleeya Mitsch!

Aleeya is a junior at California State University, Long Beach, where she is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Aleeya joined the SWE-et committee her sophomore year, where she shadowed the Outreach Chair. Currently, she is the Outreach Chair and she plans on hosting the Women Engineers at the Beach and the Engineering Girls at the Beach events. She had a high school internship at Boeing between her junior and senior year of high school, where she found the fundamental frequencies of objects and learned how to design them on a computer program.

In her free time, Aleeya likes to read books, play chess, and hang out with her friends. She practices martial arts with her family and has a black belt in taekwondo.

Why did you pick your major?

"I picked mechanical engineering because I wanted to focus on hands-on projects and allow myself to explore a broad major. I am interested in robotics, prosthetics, and I love brainstorming for new ideas so I think that mechanical engineering encompases all of these passions."

What is your favorite course?

"My favorite courses so far have been Calculus 3 and Physics 151. I used to struggle with math but once I had a calculus class in college, it just seemed to click, and getting the correct answer was really satisfying. Physics has always been a passion of mine and I enjoyed experimenting in the lab."

Why are you in SWE?

"I’m in SWE because I enjoy being in a supportive environment that empowers women to thrive in a male dominated field. I think that school involvement is very important for socialization, growth, and getting experience in a safe space. SWE has been the club I have looked forward to joining the most and I have loved being in it so far. "

Advice for women in STEM:

"My advice for women in stem would be to know that they should always be proud of who they are as a woman. If you are super girly and love pink and sparkly things, wear that to class and enjoy learning about fluid mechanics at the same time. There will be a very small percentage of females in the engineering classes, so be prepared and proud to represent women in stem."

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