Published: Nov. 4, 2022

From Business at Leeds 2022 | Full issue

Julie Gentile sits beside a creek in the middle of the woods.

Julie Gentile (EnvEngr'24) rests beside a creek on a hiking trail. 'There needs to be collaboration with business' to limit the impact of industrialization on the environment, she says.

Julie Gentile kneels beside a creek in the middle of the woods.When the Rustandy Building opened its doors in 2021, we knew that the fusion of the engineering and business schools would ignite exceptional opportunities for students. One year later, we wanted to see what that looked like. Here are a few stories that caught our eye.

Julie Gentile, an environmental engineering student with a focus on energy, is committed to helping solve climate change. 

She was among the women chosen for the BE Women in Tech program, made up of 25 business and 25 engineering students. It provides tech training, leadership development, mentorship and an empowering community for future female leaders.

In the program, she learned that leaders who specialize in one discipline, but are knowledgeable in another, are vital to the success of any company looking to bring forth something new. 

“I plan to develop products and systems that reverse or lessen the negative effects our industrial society has on the environment—but there needs to be collaboration with business for success,” she said.

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