Meet a Marquette Engineer

Interested in learning more about engineering at Marquette from one of our current students or staff members? 

Meet our Engineering Student & Staff Ambassadors 

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Marissa D.Marissa D. 

Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Spanish Literature & Culture

Graduation Year: 2022

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Revive (plastic recycling makerspace), Introduction to Engineering Teaching Assistant, Marquette Honors Program

Co-op, Internship or Research: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in shock physics, Co-op at Husco

Why Marquette Engineering? I chose Marquette because I love the size and big city feel, and I knew that I would be getting so much more than a degree. I have been given amazing opportunities to broaden my learning in and out of the classroom, and I know that my faculty, advisors and peers are here to provide me the best education and college experience possible. In engineering especially, I feel that my professors are preparing me for real-life problem solving and whatever the future holds for me. 

Career Goals: I am passionate about tackling the world's energy issues and I hope to work in renewable energy. I can picture a master's degree in my future and plenty of traveling with my job. 

marian f Marian F. 

 Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Bioelectrical)

Minor: Electrical Engineering 

Graduation Year: 2024

Activities: VP of Marketing for Engineering Student Council, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Engineers Without Boarders, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Kappa Delta Sorority, Club Sailing, Dance Marathon

Why Marquette Engineering? Coming from a small high school, I knew I wanted to feel at home on campus. From the first minute I spent at Marquette, the sense of community made me feel just that. Whether it be a wave from a friend on the way to class, chatting with a teammate while sailing Lake Michigan, or a meaningful conversation with a professor in office hours, I feel known and appreciated here. 

Career Goals: I am driven to make a difference in the medical device industry after graduation, and I am currently interested in continuing my education to study patent law in the future.

jannett m ambassador Jannett M.

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Major: Biomedical Engineering (biocomputing)

Graduation Year: 2024

Activities: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Co-op, Internship or Research: Image Processing Intern at The Eye Institute/Medical College of Wisconsin

Why Marquette Engineering? One of the primary reasons I chose to come to Marquette, and specifically choose the Biomedical Engineering Program, was because of the support they offered me in all definitions of the word “support.” Dean Ropella’s leadership and care for Marquette engineers is what reminds me every day that I made the right choice to come here. Marquette Engineering staff and faculty want to see you succeed and develop your technical skills to grow as engineers while simultaneously putting a focus on being good, ethical individuals as next leaders. 

Career Goals: While I am still exploring my interests still, if I had to decide now, I would explore the field of bioinformatics. I choose biomedical engineering to help transform the well-being and health of individuals, including underrepresented populations, so my ultimate goal is to help bring those perspectives to healthcare conversations.

Shahd S.Shahd S. 

Hometown: Ramallah, Palestine 

Major: Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanical)

Graduation Year: 2022

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, E-Lead, Engineering Student Council, Society of Women Engineers, Students for Justice in Palestine, Marquette Global Involvement Advisory Committee

Co-op, Internship or Research: Quality Engineer co-op at Aptar Mukwonago, Product Development Internship at Mpirik

Why Marquette Engineering? Marquette offers its engineering students various opportunities for hands-on experience and become part of the community that surrounds the campus. Also, the size of our college allows for more one-on-one interaction with professors which helps you in understanding the material better and being more comfortable in class. Marquette Engineering is one big family where everyone helps you figure out your path and provides you opportunities and guidance to reach your goals. 

Career Goals: I'm studying biomedical engineering because I believe in equal access to healthcare everywhere. I aspire to be working to improve healthcare in third world countries, like my home country of Palestine, and to find new, cost effective medical equipment to be used. I would also like to get my master's degree. 

Kamila T.Kamila T. 

Hometown: Barrington, Illinois

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2023

Activities: Engineering Student Ambassador, Engineers Without Borders, Alpha Phi, E-Lead 

Co-op, Internship or Research: Project Engineer co-op with J.H Findorff, Co-op at HGA, former research assistant in environmental engineering

Why Marquette Engineering? As a first-generation student, I had a hard time determining where I wanted to spend my college experience. However, when I toured Marquette and had the opportunities to talk to current students and faculty, I had a good feeling in my gut that this was where I wanted to be. The excellent engineering program, Jesuit mission and Milwaukee city life were all a plus within that decision! 

Career Goals: After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in structural engineering or architecture. I also hope to attend graduate school at some point. 

Meet our staff

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Shaun KeatingShaun Keating 

Director of Enrollment Management, Opus College of Engineering

Hometown: Franksville, Wisconsin

Places I've Lived: Illinois and Wisconsin

Education: BA, Broadcast Communication (North Central College 2003) MA, Communication, Media and Theater (Northeastern Illinois University 2005)  

Why I work at Marquette: The students. Everyday I am impressed by the dedication and commitment students at Marquette have to learning, growing and being contributors to our campus and community. Marquette students are unlike any other students I have had the chance to work with in my career. They are world changers!

Marquette Involvement: As a newer employee at Marquette I am still learning the ropes. I’m participating in Marquette Colleagues, which is a program for employees to get better connected to each other, the teachings of St. Ignatius and the mission of the University. I am looking forward to getting more involved in Marquette in the coming months. When I’m not on campus you can find me in my bee yard taking care of over 20 bee hives or in my garden weeding and harvesting.