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Class of 2026

Lydia chose the JMU Engineering program because it allows students to explore engineering in all of its diversity. She became an EA to help foster an environment in the engineering field that is welcoming for all demographics. She belongs to Theta Tau, Society of Women Engineers, and Swing Dancing. Her hobbies include embroidering, painting, cooking, lifting, and reading.

How is JMU Engineering preparing you for your future?

"The JMU Engineering program is project and team-work based, both of which are key in the work field and preparing me to become an engineer."

Advice for prospective students:

"Take initiative! A major part of the learning process is asking questions and making use of your resources. Your work ethic will be the foundation for your success."

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