DeMaio Ruby

DeMaio, Ruby

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Cheltenham, PA

Why did you choose Pitt? 

I chose Pitt before I was really certain about Chemical Engineering (most schools I just applied Chemistry). During the SSOE tour I got to listen to the panelist talk about the first-year program, co-op, and global experiences. I knew that I wanted to do all those things, and after my visit it became my first choice.

Advice for First-Year Engineering Students

Get to know upperclassmen by getting involved in student organizations (in and out of engineering). The support I received from NSBE and Pitt EXCEL got me through my first year and provided me with amazing opportunities!

Extracurricular Involvement and Other Campus Jobs

National Society of Black Engineers and Pitt EXCEL

Plans for the Future

After graduating I hope to do a MS in Chem Engineering or an MBA somewhere overseas. After that I hope to work as a chemical engineer in the Consumer Sector, preferably cosmetic products.