Kriston Ramdass, co-director of STEP-UP, is a junior at Penn State majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Step-Up is defined as a collaborative effort between Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers to create an event that will help ease the transition of Commonwealth students. This weekend event allows students from branch campuses to get to know University Park students and what it’s like to be a student at University Park. The weekend is full of ice breakers, career events, and competitions, which is a great way for everyone involved to connect with peers.
About the Contributors
Senior / Photojournalism and Rehabilitation & Human Services
Nouran El-Ashry is a senior at Pennsylvania State University with a double major to become a future photojournalist aiding to break stigmas of mental health. As the social media chair for the Rehabilitation & Human Services Club, she aids the club in spreading awareness about disability, advocacy, and mental health. After graduation, she would like to work in either field to provide the skills she’s gained from two different colleges to positively affect the lives of others.
Senior / Journalism
Taylor is a former intern for Penn State Athletics working close with the audio production team for soccer, volleyball, and hockey. This led her to work for the team part-time in her last semester at Penn State. She also is a former intern for Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill where she worked with the director of the communications department. Taylor has many interests including writing/storytelling, filming, and photography. Her end goal is to work for the NFL writing, being in front of the camera, or behind the camera.