Material Science and Engineering
My name is Mina and I grew up in Lynn, MA, an extremely diverse city in northeast Massachusetts. My parents both worked in the restaurant business their whole lives, so they were more than proud of me when I applied and got accepted into MIT.
They were so proud because they knew I did it with almost no outside help. I was the first person to get into MIT from my high school in over a decade, so the whole idea of MIT was new to me, to my teachers, to my friends, and to my parents.
However once I came here, I knew it was the perfect place for me to be. It took about a year for me to find my place at MIT, but once I did, I couldn’t have been happier. Freshmen year I did not live with my friends, and I unsure what part of MIT I wanted to associate with. During sophomore year I moved to Burton Conner, made some lifelong friends, joined an amazing major, and really made myself comfortable here.
I am now a senior in Materials Science and Engineering, a department that is especially focused on the success of the students. I work in a lab doing research on rare-earth metals, have a job in the Admissions Office, and also am an associate advisor for a group of freshmen. I am the social chair of my floor in Burton Conner, and also the social chair of the Society of Undergraduate Materials Scientists. After graduation, I would like to get a job in the materials science industry, doing research and development for a company that I believe is doing good for the world