Published: Sept. 7, 2017


What does #ILookLikeAnEngineer mean to you?

It is important to realize the diversity around you and I think #ILookLikeAnEngineer does just that to stand up against stereotypes.

Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder?

I chose CU Boulder because of the Engineering GoldShirt Program and the BOLD Center. Without the two, I would have never made it through my first year. They offered all the support and resources I needed to get on my feet.

What are your career goals?

My career goal is to work as an imagineer for the Walt Disney company.

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Disney
If you can dream it, you can do it. -Disney
It's kind of fun to do the impossible. -Disney
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

What are your hobbies?

I love to sing and play the guitar or the ukulele.

Any advice for future engineering students?

It's normal to feel like you don't fit in. You are unique in every way from every person around you. If we all were made to fit in, there would be no fun.

Aquzana Mejia, Class of 2020, Mechanical Engineering