Annika Hsu

Contact me: ach71@duke.edu

 

Hi! My name is Annika Hsu and I’m a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m majoring in Mechanical Engineering while also pursuing a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I am most interested in working at the intersection of engineering and healthcare, perhaps with medical devices. I’m so excited to serve as a Co-President for SWE and to empower female engineers at Duke.

In addition to SWE, I’m also involved in Duke Club Sailing, the Duke engineering advising team, and I serve as the President of my sorority. In my summers, I have interned at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center and also the Center for Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Last summer, I participated in Duke in Greece and I spent last fall studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. In my free time, I love watching sports, cooking and baking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Please feel free to contact me at ach71@duke.edu if you have questions about SWE, Duke, or anything else!

Alexa Tannebaum

Contact me:ast30@duke.edu

 

Hi! I’m Alexa Tannebaum and I’m a senior from Miami, FL studying Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I am interested in combining these two fields of study and working in the product development sphere. I’m looking forward to serving as SWE Co-President and providing resources and a community to my fellow female engineers at Duke.

In addition to SWE, I’m also president of On Tap, Duke’s premier tap dance group and the Chief Marketing Officer for Duke’s Engineering Student Government.

I’m extremely passionate about women’s rights and the promotion of women in STEM. I spent the summer after my first-year creating an informational video series called Three Peas in the Pod with 2 female peers. These videos are meant to teach new engineers how to use tools and machines in an engineering lab in a fun and inviting way. As three young female engineers, we also hoped that these videos would encourage other women to pursue engineering with confidence. I spent last fall studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. This summer, I am a mechanical engineering intern at Oceaneering International in the Oceaneering Technologies department.

Contact me at ast30@duke.edu if you have questions or concerns about SWE at Duke. I’m always happy to chat!