This week in our series highlighting UBC Okanagan School of Engineering Student Ambassadors, we visit with Katherine Luckasavitch.
Katherine is a fourth year student specializing in electrical engineering
What is your role with the Student Ambassador Program?
My focus is on supporting Women in Engineering.
Why is it important for you to give back to SOE & UBC Okanagan?
Giving back to the School of Engineering and UBC Okanagan is extremely important to me because when I started my first year there were several students who encouraged me to get involved. If it wasn’t for these students I would not have met several of my closest friends and my university experience would have been vastly different. These friends helped me with the transition from high school to university and I would like to do the same for others.
What extra-curricular activities are you involved with?
I am involved with Alpha Omega Epsilon, Women in Engineering, and the Engineering Society. I have also helped organize Greek Life SafeWalk for large events on campus.
What has been your favourite course so far? And why?
APSC 262. I was unsure of my decision to pursue electrical engineering and this course removed my doubts.
Favourite pizza topping? And topping you never want to see on a pizza, ever?
I like cheese pizza and I hate pepperoni.
Favourite misconception about engineers and engineering?
Engineering is for boys.
Favourite Season in the Okanagan? And why?
Winter. I love snow and looking at Christmas lights.
Best advice you have received so far at UBC?
Don’t be afraid of your professors, they want you to succeed.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Take care of yourself, eat properly, and sleep.