Stephanie Gillespie

West Haven, CT, US
Field of Work 
Electrical Engineering
Company 
University of New Haven
Job Title or "Student" 
Associate Dean
Degree 
PhD
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
I serve as the Associate Dean for the Tagliatela College of Engineering at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. While my daily responsibilities are often more people-focused and management oriented, I love my opportunities to spend my time in the makerspace, playing with 3D printers and finding ways to introduce new technology into my classroom.

Previously, I was at Arizona State University and led the Engineering Projects in Community Service Program, and had the opportunity to help college students design engineering solutions to real problems in their local community.

I earned my Ph.D. from Georgia Tech after studying for for 5 years to develop machine learning algorithms that train a computer to recognize stress or depression in adults with aphasia, a language disorder. I graduated from the University of Miami in 2012 with my B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Outside of my time teaching, I stay healthy by training for triathlons (swim,bike,run races), I previously volunteered at a cat shelter twice a week, and I love dancing (country dancing, salsa dancing, and other type too!).

I have worked with students of all ages to explore engineering in events ranging from a few hours to a year long weekly engineering class, and am happy to talk with those interested in engineering as a career path.
Interests 
Pets, Dance, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends, No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
IEEE, Girl Scouts, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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