I received my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from University of Michigan-Dearborn. Early on, after I graduated from the University of Michigan with my engineering degree, I applied for a job at General Electric and worked as an aerospace engineer designing aircraft engines for jets. I enjoyed living in Massachusetts for this brief time and got a chance to appreciate seafood and the cold New England winters. I went on to work for Ford Motor Co as a development engineer for 28 years. At Ford, I mainly worked in the field of sound called Noise, Vibration and Harshness. For a number of years, my job included developing the Mustang and Thunderbird convertible tops and lowering interior sound levels on the Mustang. After I left Ford, I received my graduate degree from Arizona State University in Education and have been teaching engineering at Basha High School for the past 11 years. It is the only high school in Arizona that has received the distinguished school award from Project Lead The Way in engineering for the past 2 years. I really enjoy instilling passion in students in the field of engineering. I want them to have the knowledge to succeed in their technical career endeavors. I can show them the tools but it is something inside of them, whether boys or girls, to take things apart and see how it works and make it better. Also, it is important to have the diversity in our workforce by increasing the number of women in the engineering field, and the future is wide open with new advancements in engineering every day.