Lillian Cano
Student, Class of 2027
Tucson, Arizona

Extracurricular Activities

Studying Electrical Engineering basics (listed here because I'm doing it outside of school), Italian (as a hobby), attempting to understand Quantum physics (It should count for the "Extra" part of Extracurricular at least!)

A Little Bit About Me

I have an insatiable curiosity. I've lived in Tucson, Arizona, my whole life doing little more than keeping my face in a book or some science website. I love people, but I don't understand them most of the time. As a result, I find myself studying others rather than socializing with them. I strive to look at things from lots of perspectives and learn more about people. I love to help people when I can, especially my mom. When I was little, I wanted to be an "Everything-Doctor" (specializing in everything) so that I could help my mom feel better because she was always in a lot of pain that the doctors couldn't fix. Now I've realized that I can't stomach half the things that doctors see, so I'll stick to engineering for now.

Why I Chose Oregon Tech and My Major

I'm studying electrical engineering because I'm fascinated with how the universe works. Luckily for me, applying my studies of the electromagnetic force is lucrative, so I can continue learning without worrying about bills as much. As for why I chose Oregon Tech specifically, it's a reputable school. I hear that women aren't taken as seriously as men are in STEM fields, so I need the advantage of a reputable degree.

My Plans After Graduation

I want to couple my E.E. degree with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Then I'll travel wherever work doesn't take me, starting with the 48 states I haven't been to, then to Sicily, Italy where I had some family. When I'm too old to travel, I'll spend the rest of my life learning whatever I can. I'm hoping to learn Latin, Korean, and quantum physics, just to name a few things.