Major: Plastics Engineering Technology
Hometown: Ridgway, Pennsylvania
Scholarships: Council of Fellows Leadership Scholarship, the Irvin and Ethel Kochel Trustee Scholarship, and the Buick Achievers Scholarship (General Motors Foundation).
On choosing Penn State Behrend: I have wanted to go to Penn State since I was a little girl. Behrend’s School of Engineering has a great reputation, and once I heard about the Plastics Engineering Technology (PLET) program, I was set. I love the class sizes and the fact that you can really get to know your professors and your peers.
On choosing her major: I love working with my hands, learning how things work from the inside out, problem-solving, and being creative, so the PLET program seemed like a great fit.
Paying it forward: As a member of the Behrend Engineering Ambassadors, I have been working with the Engineering K-12 Outreach Center for three years. It was an amazing experience to work with local youth and get them excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. It was really rewarding, and fun, to have a positive influence and help kids learn and engage with STEM.
Campus involvement: I am president of the Plastics Engineering Technology Class of 2018, special events chair for the Behrend Engineering Ambassadors, and a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Formerly, I was the service chair for Lion Ambassadors.
What you’d be surprised to know about her: After I graduate, I want to buy a 1970 Ford Bronco and restore it.
Advice for new students: Do not be afraid to ask for help. Go out of your comfort zone and get involved.
Angela plans to work at Truck-Lite in Falconer, New York, as the product design engineer supporting the Road-Ready Telematics Team.