Stephanie Gillespie

West Haven, CT, US
Field of Work 
Electrical Engineering
Company 
University of New Haven
Job Title or "Student" 
Lecturer
Degree 
PhD in ECE
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
I am a faculty member at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. I spend my time in the maker-space, playing with 3D printers and findin ways to introduce new technology into my classroom. Previously, I was at Arizona State University and led the Engineering Projects in Community Service Program. I finished my Ph.D. Georgia Tech in 2017 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 
Girl Scouts, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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