Meet Rema

A photo of Cornell Engineering student RemaMajor: independent major
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

I break the rules by bridging the gap between fashion and engineering. I’m really interested in discovering how we can make the fashion industry more sustainable by changing the materials that we make clothes from. Rather than making clothes from petroleum-based fibers, I’m interested in innovative, biodegradable textiles that serve the same purpose as synthetic materials.

For me, engineering is all about collaboration. Bouncing ideas off each other and learning new things is essential to creating any type of solution, and Cornell allows this fruitful discussion to occur in every classroom!

With regard to my experience in engineering, I want prospective students to know that failure is okay! The path to success is a learning process and as long as you learn from your mistakes, you’re well on your way to achieving great things.

My wish for prospective engineering students is that they will keep an open mindset. Having an interdisciplinary background is really beneficial in terms of collaboration and teamwork in a future career. Don’t be afraid to go after what you’re truly passionate about!

After Cornell Engineering, I hope to pursue a career in textile engineering at a sports apparel company creating and testing innovative, new materials. I’d really like to do groundbreaking research that revolutionizes the apparel industry for the better. Ultimately, I’d like to pursue an MBA and go into management!

I want to live in a world where engineers will be able to break the rules and solve problems with unconventional solutions in any given job.