Caroline Gee

Hometown: Haymarket, VA
Student Classification: Junior
Major: Aerodynamics and Space

Why did you choose Aeronautics and Astronautics?
I've always loved space, and I fell in love with engineering through high school robotics!

Best event or organization you’ve participated in within AAE?
Purdue Space Day--it's so fun to share our passion for AAE with students from all around Indiana!

Best event or organization you’ve participated in outside of AAE?
Air Force ROTC--I have experienced so much personal growth through my training, and gained a network of close friends.

Why did you want to be an AAE Ambassador?
To share my love of Purdue AAE with anyone and everyone!

Favorite place on campus?
Engineering Fountain when the flowers are in bloom.

Favorite class you’ve taken thus far and why?
AAE 251--a diverse intro to all things AAE, with a challenging (but fun!) semester-long group project.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a potential AAE student?
The worst anyone can say is "no," so boldly go wherever interests you and seek out opportunities!

Who is someone you look up to in the Aero/Astro industry and why?
Mrs. Danielle Robinson--a Purdue AAE grad who mentored my middle school robotics team and inspired me to follow in her footsteps!

What motivates you to succeed?
The hope that I can make a difference with the skills I'm learning now!

What is your ultimate career goal?
Keep the USA at the forefront of space exploration to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

What do you like to do when you’re not studying/in the lab or classroom?
Going out with friends, keeping in touch with family