Submitted by: Christina Verdi

Why did you join the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Village?

“I joined the WISE Village to meet other women interested in STEM fields.”

Would you recommend WISE to incoming students or second-year students? Why or why not?

“I would absolutely recommend the WISE Village to other women in STEM majors. Being in WISE has allowed me to learn together with my friends since many of us are in the same classes. Additionally, WISE has plenty of opportunities to engage with fellow village women. Some events I love are going to WISE Wednesday events, volunteering as a group, meeting with my mentor, and so much more!“

Describe your best village moment.

“The best Village moment was when WISE took an overnight trip to the Marbles Kid’s Science Museum. We got to act like kids again for the night while we had the whole museum to ourselves. After a fun night of learning, laughing, and exploring we got to sleep in the exhibit rooms! It was an awesome experience and helped me to grow closer to my fellow WISE women.”

Anything else you would like to add to your experience?

“Being in the WISE village has helped connect me with other women who are interested in similar fields. This has been beneficial since WISE women are often in classes together which has helped us to form study groups. WISE also provides free tutoring in science and math courses which has really helped to keep my grades up. “