Cornell engineering student CristieMajor: information science, systems & technology
Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Why you choose Cornell Engineering?
I chose Cornell because of numerous opportunities that are available—I could participate in student organizations, project teams, research, and many more experiences that go beyond just the classroom.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
As an incoming freshman who didn’t have a clear idea of what my future looked like, the multitude of options was appealing to me. That we’re all nerds in the best way possible. Every engineer is incredibly passionate about what they do, and it shows in the incredible projects that we see every day on the Engineering Quad.

What do you do outside of the classroom?
I’m involved in volunteer student organizations, Society of Women Engineers, and I’m an undergraduate research assistant.