Degree: B.S. Textile Engineering ‘13 (Graphic Communications minor)
Hometown: Cary, NC
Current City: Cleveland, OH
Profession: Product Development Engineer for the military markets, TenCate Protective Fabrics
Council Position: Communications Committee
How did the Wilson College of Textiles prepare you for your career?
The Wilson College of Textiles has prepared me for my career in several different ways. Of course, the courses I took at NC State have provided me with the practical knowledge I needed to successfully start a career in the textile industry. Just as importantly, if not more so, the College also helped me to establish a great network within the textile industry by the time I graduated college.
What does it mean to be a member of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council?
I am really excited to be a part of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council! This council is a group of young alumni who are working to encourage alumni involvement and fundraising amongst recent graduates and young alums. I benefited so much from my time at the Wilson College of Textiles, so it is wonderful to now have the opportunity to stay connected and give back to the College that gave me so much!
What do you see in the future for the Wilson College of Textiles?
I think this is a very exciting time for the Wilson College of Textiles and the textile industry in general. As the textile industry continues to grow and evolve, I see the Wilson College of Textiles driving innovation in the industry. I think that both the research and the talent coming from the Wilson College of Textiles will help the textile industry continue to grow and progress rapidly. It is amazing to see how much the Wilson College of Textiles has grown and changed even since I graduated five years ago, so I can’t wait to see how it continues to grow in the coming years!