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Brianna Galvan

Cary, Illinois

Major & Graduation

Civil Engineering ~ May 2020

Short-Term Goals

My short-term physical goals include establishing a realistic workout schedule that I can maintain over the summer and when I come back to school. I would also like to start eating healthier, so this goes hand-in-hand with my desire to expand on the dishes I know how to make.

My intellectual goals include keeping my GPA up and maintain my standing on the Dean's List. In addition to this I will keep up my hard work towards my degree in Civil Engineering and my teaching degree. I also hope that over this summer I will get an opportunity to read more!

I hope to have an amazing summer. For me this means doing well in my summer course(s). Succeeding in my job- I will be science lead for the Exilon Summer Institute (ESI). With this position I hope to be able to prepare all the students to have a successful first year at IIT both emotionally and academically. I will do this by giving them a strong footing in physics and chemistry as well as an understanding of campus and life at IIT.

Another goal I have for this summer is to experience something new. I don’t know yet if this will be a new food, an adventurous act, or visiting a new place - but I can’t wait to find out!

Long-Term Goals

My long term goal is to graduate with my degree in Civil Engineering as well a obtain my Teaching Certificate in the sciences, specifically physics. After graduation, my goal is to become a teacher and help influence students lives by making science approachable for them. I hope to do this by creating a learning environment that utilizes hands on activities and makes it easy to ask questions and get involved. As a teacher I will have summers off and hope to utilize them for many different things such as volunteering, traveling, meeting new people, deepening already made relationships, and finding out new things about myself.

I hope to one day have a family and enjoy every aspect of my life, living each day to its full potential. I hope to improve my skills with the Spanish language - both written and oral. I also want to travel with my friends and family. My goal is to visit at least twenty countries, and all 50 states. I hope to go bungee jumping, skydiving, and on many other adventures to confront my fears. 

Illinois Tech Leadership Experience

  • Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority:
    Jr. Greek Delegate November 2015-November 2016
    Greek Week Chair April 2016-November 2016
    Steward November November 2016-current
  • ASCE:
    Great Lakes Student Conference Chair April 2016-April 2017
    Treasurer April 2017- current
  • Leadership Academy: April 2016-current
  • Exelon Summer Institute:
    Math TA Summer 2016
    Science Lead Summer 2017