Published: April 12, 2021

Will CurrellWill Currell, a product design major with a certificate in engineering management from Burlington, Vermont, plans to spend this summer applying for grants to continue the research he started for his honors thesis. 

Will CurrellTell us about your involvement and/or student leadership roles in and/or outside of ENVD.
President of the EPOD Club at CU Boulder, ELP First-Year Success Mentor, Teaching Assistant, CLC Employee

What inspired you to come to ENVD when choosing your school?
I chose to continue my education at ENVD because I knew it would allow me to combine my passion for research, creative expression, and hands-on learning.

What is one of the greatest experiences or lessons from your time at CU Boulder that you'll carry with you into the next chapter of your life?
My experiences as an ELP mentor and CLC employee helped me to realize my passion for collaborating and helping others develop their creative skills and ideas.

Based on what you know now, what is your best piece of advice for other students?
Find a way to love all the work you do.

Describe one of your favorite memories.
Right before campus closed because of COVID I ran my first woodworking workshop for first-year students and felt an amazing sense of purpose being able to pass on knowledge and skills to other students.

If you could say anything to your classmates what would you say?
Don't feel pressured to rush into a career or position that you are not excited about.

What does graduating from college represent for you?
Graduating from ENVD represents the culmination of years of exploration and hard work in my professional and personal life that has created a strong base that I can use to build the next step of my life.

What are your plans beyond graduation?
I plan on spending time this summer to apply for grants to continue the research I started in my Honors Thesis, and inevitably pursue a career where I can use my skills in human-centered design, 3D modeling, and physical prototyping.