“Academically, I had the experience of adjusting from being at the top of my class in high school to being in the mix of a room full of people who were in the top of their class. After I found my study buddies (who were my study buddies for years), my academic life went a lot smoother. I had friends that could always help me through the rough spots and I could return the favor for them.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UC. I met a great group of friends my first year in Memorial Hall (which was a dorm at that time). We stayed in Memorial on the same floor for two years, and then moved off campus to a house on Victor St. The experience of living with seven women in one house is something I will certainly always remember. That, coupled with the good fortune of meeting my husband, a mechanical engineering major, during my senior year are things that put a smile on my face to this day,” DelVecchio reflects.
Throughout her time as SWE President-Elect and President, DelVecchio will be on a Human Resources special assignment for Caterpillar, Inc. She considers this time to be a major turning point in her life as she decides whether to go back to product development, stay in HR or to continue her efforts in the global recognition of women in engineering. Whichever route she chooses, DelVecchio will no doubt succeed in continuing the CEAS tradition of excellence!