Laila Hassen, a 2013 Pedrozzi Scholar, is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and an engineer with PG&E. Laila describes the projects she was involved with during her years at UC Davis and what a Pedrozzi scholarship meant on her academic journey:
I also finished my term as the Presidential Advisor for the Society of Women Engineers chapter at UC Davis, as well as completing my term as the Regional Collegiate Communications Editor for SWE in Northern CA, Reno, and Hawaii. My roles were primarily to train incoming officers, provide mentorship to UCD students, and develop their professional skills post-college. I plan to stay involved with the professional section for SWE after college, and further work in encouraging more young women to pursue STEM.
Thank you all for making a college degree attainable. As a first-generation American and college student, I didn’t have the precedent of how to approach college set before me. Now, I hope that my future generations will have a better opportunity.