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JC Kennedy

Chemical Engineer

Even though I came to the conclusion on my own, my parents knew since I was a little girl that I would pursue engineering. My dad, an electrical and mechanical engineer, used to make me recite algebra equations while in line at amusement parks and my mom used to call me “her little engineer.”

Now I am a 3rd year chemical engineering student at the University of Virginia, and I am double minoring in Engineering Business and Science & Technology Policy.

This summer I am working as a marketing intern for Lilly Pulitzer. Engineering is all about solving problems, being creative, and collaborating with others, and those skills can be applied to clothing development as well as pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology. Because of my background in engineering, I am always looking at situations in a different perspective, and instead of asking “why doesn’t this work?” I often ask “how can we make this work better?”  Interning at Lilly has given me the opportunity to explore the crossroads between fashion and engineering, and that is truly a dream come true for me!

3 Responses to “JC Kennedy”

  1. Yes, engineerig is exciting for everyone. Take notice my girls.

  2. HI- Very impressed with your background. I have a daughter who is enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. in FLA where she is pursuing engineering physics, or perhaps Space Physics. As a math teacher I would love it if you would be willing to serve as an on line consultant to my students who have questions about engineering etc.. My daughter also helps, but she is too early in her program of studies. I am also involved in STEM education initiatives in New York State where I teach and am always interested hearing from students pursuing a career in STEM. Your interest in fashion is also pretty neat!! I know many of my female students would love to here from you.

    All the best in your future and hope to hear from you.

    Ellen Falk

  3. very good background knowledge;impressing marvelous plan hope you go even further in life may all be well with you.

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