Vanessa Li

Terre Haute, IN, US
Field of Work 
Manufacturing
 
Metals and Mining
Company 
Novelis
Job Title or "Student" 
Process Leader
Education 
Indiana University, University of Illinois
Degree 
MBA, BS. Metallurgy
Education Level 
Masters
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v09kcmxHw2Q
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Asian
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.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
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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