24: Chemical Engineer in Manufacturing – Jennifer Morikawa
Jennifer Morikawa earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University. She currently works at General Motors (GM) in Manufacturing.
She chose Chemical Engineering over a Chemistry degree as she wanted to see things being manufactured and created. Being in the production area, she gets to interact with many people and is always working with new technology.
An Ah-ha moment she had was when she heard that work life balance is a myth it is really work life integration. Some advice for students starting out in college is to get a solid foot hold that first semester and then start getting involved with activities and take on some leadership roles.
If you are in high school or younger you get get involved with SWE Next.
Also remember, you CAN have it all, just not all at once!
Engineering needs all types, get those experiences and share them with the world.