Fellow:Julia Rickabaugh

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Julia Rickabaugh is a freshman at Kettering University pursuing a major in Industrial Engineering and minors in Business and Entrepreneurship. While at Kettering University, Julia has become the Vice President of the Kettering Entrepreneur Society (KES), a leadership member for the schools maker space, and a mentor for multiple FIRST Robotics teams. KES works to help students bring their business ideas to life and allowing other students to learn from each start ups successes and failures. Her passion for engineering stems form her being a fourth generation member of her families metal fabrication business. She received her Solidworks Associate Certification at age 17. Her experience with persuasion machining, welding, OSHA, and multiple CAD programs for the past four years has inspired her educational focus on improving manufacturing efficiency. When not studying or working, she loves welding yard art, traveling, learning about businesses and management, listening to audio books and podcasts and trying new foods. Julia plans to use the skills she learns to educate others and to help them achieve their goals.