Briseida Fajardo – Mechanical Engineering
I am a junior at Washington State University at Tri-Cities majoring in Mechanical Engineering. My career goal is to be an asset to the people of my community and to the world. It is an immense goal but that is what I am striving for. I am not sure of my dream job yet; I will find out when I get there.
Being a part of the TRIO STEM program is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was able to meet amazing people that has helped me prepare for my first year at WSU. Being in this program has helped me get more involved, as well as having access to multitudes of resources. One of the most important resource that I value the most, is the people that are within the program: ambassadors, instructors and other students. I value their time, their efforts to be able to help guide students like me—students that are not aware of the opportunities that are offered. Surrounding myself around people that care about me and my education is a blessing; I am grateful that I had the opportunity to join this amazing group. I cannot forget about the workshops that are offered, I try to take advantage of the workshops that they put together. For instance, I attended the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, known as PNNL, workshop. The workshop itself was very informative; they talked about how to apply for the internships as well as the core values of PNNL.
I am First-Generation and I WILL be a Mechanical Engineer
Three words to describe TRIO STEM: Attentive, Considerate, Resourceful