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Nina Yang | Member Highlights

Posted by Nigel Woodhouse on February 8, 2021

Member Highlights are where we showcase the wonderful talents, goals, and interests that our members possess.

Nina Yang

Nina Yang is the Admin Team Co-Lead for the 2020/2021 year.

What year and discipline are you in?

I’m in my 3rd year in the Mechanical Engineering Co-op stream.

Why did you go into engineering?

I decided to apply to engineering (particularly mechanical) as amongst many other things; I find mechanical design interesting, and I enjoyed taking math and physics classes. Although coming out of high school, I wasn’t confident about this decision; I’m glad I went into engineering, and could not imagine myself in any other field.

What do you want to do as a career?

I'm not sure what I want as a permanent career; however, I'd like to experience a few fields. The first, being project management. In my second year, I received the opportunity to shadow a consulting firm's project manager and see what work in the professional industry looked like. This experience (alongside my knowledge of co-leading the admin team on ARVP) makes me greatly appreciate project management and administrative duties. Another field I am interested in is research, particularly in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. Most of my current work experience is in mechatronics, and I'd love to integrate this with my other interests somehow.

What hobbies have you been working on over COVID?

During COVID, I’ve been working on more art-related activities, particularly crochet and scrapbooking. I’ve also gotten into skateboarding and am enjoying photography and reading in my spare time.

What is a fun fact/skill about yourself?

I enjoy collecting books(particularly textbooks) in my free time! Although I haven’t read through them all yet.

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