Hello! We would like to introduce you to this year’s Region Collegiate Team. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have!
Region Collegiate Representative (RCR): Hannah Mikelson
Colorado State University; Dual degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: The incredible support system from other women in engineering, as well as the many opportunities for professional development and outreach!
Fun fact: I love to travel! I have been to over 16 countries, and look forward to going on my next trip this summer!
Region Collegiate Representative (RCR): Jacquelyn Sommers
Kansas State University studying Architectural Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: The valuable tools and confidence it has given me for my education, my future career, and my past/current leadership positions.
Fun fact: To celebrate my last year in college I am running my first marathon in Kansas City this October!
Region Graduate Representative (RGR): Ginny Judge
Colorado School of Mines, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: Meeting women involved in vastly different aspects of engineering who come together to build a welcoming community and lift each other up both professionally and personally.
Fun fact: I start and end each day with 30 minutes of reading (fun, not educational reading).
Region Collegiate Senator (RCS): Paige Bowling
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering; Chemistry with a Biochemistry Specialty – May 2018
Favorite part about SWE: Networking
Fun fact: Has seen Mt. Everest
Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE): Katie McQuie
University of Colorado Boulder: Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: the amazing people! I have met so many fantastic role models and friends through SWE.
Fun fact: I once stayed up all night for a pizza restaurant’s opening to get free pizza for a year!
SWEFL: Theresa O’Donnell
Colorado State University, Civil Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: The community. SWE is full of amazing people who want and do all kinds of incredible things and it’s inspiring to be a part of a group that supports those people.
Fun fact: I plan to join the Peace Corps after obtaining my degree.
SWEFL: Rachel Deeds
University of Tulsa, Mechanical Engineering
Favorite part about SWE: the opportunities available for women to encourage each other through the difficulties that come with pursuing a degree in engineering. No matter what difficulties you are facing, you know that there is a strong network of ladies to encourage and push you to perform to your highest potential!
Fun fact: I love to play Ultimate Frisbee! Whenever I started college, there were not any all-female club sports on campus, so this year I decided to start the first Women’s Ultimate Club team here on campus. It has been a blast sharing my passion with the rest of campus and giving women another outlet that they didn’t has access to before!
Lieutenant Governor: Adriana Porter
Purdue University – Civil Engineering (Currently work in Kansas City for Black & Veatch)
Favorite part of SWE: all of the opportunities available for it’s members! Whether it’s professional development, networking, outreach … SWE has it all!
Fun fact: I run half-marathons, but am still working on gathering the courage to do a full marathon!