Laura is a mechanical engineer major at Calvin College from St. Joseph MI. During the summer of 2016 and 2017 she interned at SeaLandAire Technologies in Jackson, MI. and Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, MI., respectively. During her internship at SeaLandAire she worked as a mechanical engineering intern, helping to build prototypes for their Riverine contract, a small remote-controlled jet boat, gaining some exposure to Solidworks and boat design. At Gentex she worked as a quality engineering intern, primary focusing on the customer quality side. At Calvin Laura is the student manager at the climbing wall on campus, managing risk assessment training, quality checking all the gear associated with the climbing wall and all of the scheduling. She also leads week long backpacking, kayaking and climbing trips in the wilderness, for incoming students. Laura will pull from her experience with small jet boats to assist in the design of P.A.L and will use her experience in scheduling and leadership to plan with the team to insure the project’s completion.