Zuris Emily

Zuris, Emily

Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Rochester, NY



Why did you choose Pitt? 

I chose Pitt because the community of the engineering school felt so friendly and collaborative! Also, I wanted a campus that was urban but still had plenty of green space and parks.

Advice for First-Year Engineering Students

Find friends in your classes so you have someone to have fun with while you’re studying/doing homework! Also, use your weekends to go out and explore different Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Extracurricular Involvement and Other Campus Jobs

I’m in Theta Tau (a co-ed engineering frat), the Society of Women Engineers, Strong Women Strong Girls (a non-profit that runs after school programs in Pittsburgh elementary schools), and I’ve played a few different intramural sports! I also have had various research jobs on campus.

Plans for the Future

I’m graduating in the spring and plan to go into industry, hopefully in human factors engineering.