Queengineers Issue 1 | Page 25

Describe your job.

I work as a teaching assistant in the electrical department of the university where I’m doing my Masters. My job is to prepare laboratory material, conduct lab sessions and recitations for courses in the undergraduate electrical engineering program.

What problem does your job help to solve? How does your job make the world a better place?

I help students to understand the practical aspects of the engineering theory they learn in class.

Why did you choose a career in Engineering? What was your greatest influence in making the decision?

I chose engineering because I liked math and physics in high school. After a process of elimination of all other available courses at the university, Engineering was the 'line of best fit', so to speak.

What are you passionate about?

Developing solutions for solid waste management, energy in remote areas and promoting the development and use of local products.

What would you enjoy doing even if you were not paid to do it?

Setting up efficient solid waste management systems in urban settings

State some of your hobbies.

Reading and designing jewellery holders.

What advice would you give your 16 year old self?

Don't overthink grades, family, your friends or anything really! Take a day at a time and do your best always so that when you look back at your decisions and you've done everything you could have, that's all that counts.

What would you like to be remembered for?

Taking the lessons learnt from education and the society and feeding that back by improving something in the country.