Vanessa Li

Terre Haute, IN, US
Field of Work 
Metals and Mining
Job Title or "Student" 
Process Leader
Indiana University, University of Illinois
MBA, BS. Metallurgy
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
I am working as a Process Leader with Novelis Aluminum Inc, responsible for process, product and quality of sheet rolled aluminum product for the container market. I previously worked as the Supplier Quality and Customer Technical Service Engineer in the automotive sales division. Prior to that, I worked at Thyssenkrupp Steel LLC as the Quality Leader of Hot dipped galvanizing lines and United States Steel Corporation as the Process Quality Engineer of Hot dipped galvanizing lines.

I received my undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University at Bloomington.

I am an active member of Society of Women Engineer (SWE). I like to host weekend stays for international students and help them get adapted to living in the U.S. Over the years, I mentored students with various topics such as coursework selection, career options, job shadowing for engineering students, and STEM outreach. Since I recently moved back to my alma maters, I am looking forward to participate in more local academic science and engineering activities and events.

Check out this video on why it is important for more women to become engineers:
Writing/blogging, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Fun demonstrations or materials, Funding opportunities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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