"I've been given opportunities here that are hard to find elsewhere. I proved myself to my professors in a research project. Now, as a sophomore I've been hired as a research assistant in the engineering shop and I help first year engineering students prep their projects. I guess it helps that I'm the oldest of eight kids, so I know how to handle stressful situations! It's a great job. By 30, my dream is to have a family, own my own company in the aerospace industry and go to Mars!"