Session Title: This is a Man’s World, or is it?: The Experiences of Women of Color in Male Dominated Fields

Carolyn Andia is a Peruvian immigrant who graduated from Rutgers University as a Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer in 2014. Carolyn works at Johnson & Johnson as a Continuous Process Improvement Engineer within the Supply Chain Business Technology organization. Prior to joining J&J, Carolyn worked for United Technologies Aerospace Systems as a Systems Engineer and Quality Engineer. During her undergraduate years, Carolyn held various leadership roles as an Executive Board member for the Society of Hispanic Engineers, peer mentor for various RU-STEPed Up for Success programs, and Engineering Team Leader for the Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology. Carolyn is passionate and eager to inspire and empower females and other minorities to pursue, thrive, and advance in STEM related careers. Due to her STEM passion, Carolyn was invited, by the US Embassy in Peru, to participate as a STEM speaker of a program that included presentations to high school, university students, and Peruvian Government officials. One of Carolyn’s many goals is to share her personal struggles and accomplishment to not only educate students, but also their parents about the many opportunities available to grow in STEM fields. Currently, she is an active TECHNOLOchicas ambassador. A few fun facts about Carolyn is that she enjoys doing Aerial Yoga, kickboxing, reading motivational books, and traveling!