University at Buffalo WiSE ambassador Emma Elliot.

Emma Elliott

Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: East Islip, NY

Extracurricular involvement and hobbies:

  • Engineering Council Coordinator for the UB Student Association
  • President of Theme Park Engineering Club
  • Member of the Honors College

Advice for high school women interested in pursuing STEM degrees:

If you have a love for STEM, pursue it no matter what others tell you. There has been a gender stigma associated with STEM, but this is the 21st century! Women can do absolutely anything they put their minds to.

Advice for new first year students:

Get involved doing something you love. Take advantage of clubs, organizations, and research opportunities with professors and meet people who can serve as mentors, friends, or simply colleagues. Getting involved will make your time at UB more valuable.