Montana State University

Women in Engineering Student Advisory Council biographies

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We are adding biographies for Advisory Council members as they become available. Check back for updates.
   

Ashley Berninghaus

     
Cassidy Fisher  

Cassidy Fisher

Hometown: Redmond, OR
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: Senior

     
Chelsea Guenette  

Chelsea Guenette

Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: Super Senior
Hobbies: Golfing, running, hiking, skiing and snowboarding

   

 

Maggie McDonald  

Erin “Maggie” McDonald

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Year in School: Senior
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hiking, drinking tea, cooking, and crocheting

     
Katie Melby  

Katie Melby

Hometown: Conrad, MT
Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Post Bac 
Hobbies: Crocheting, Sewing, Skiing, Hiking, Reading

     
Mary Peterson  

Mary Peterson

Hometown: Missoula, MT
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hobbies/interests: running, hiking, fishing, wakeboarding, skiing.. just enjoying the outdoors in general ☺

     
Varsha Rao  

Varsha Rao

Hometown: Hamilton, MT
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hobbie/interests: rock climbing, dancing, travelling. I have been a vegetarian all my life!

   

 

Monica Whitaker  

Monica Whitaker

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Major: Computer Engineering
Year: third year
Hobbies/interests: Flute/marching band, crochet, sudoku, tennis
Unique fact: Went on a mission trip to Belize over Spring Break last year

     
Cailin Wilson  

Cailin Wilson

Hometown: Elizabeth, CO
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hobbies/interests: I grew up playing softball and riding horses competitively. I love staying active and playing
sports. I am the current president of MSU's student chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE).