Julia Pastis

Santa Rosa High School, Summer High School Internship Program, Summer 2018
August 17, 2018

This summer has been unforgettable. I loved working with the electrical engineering department at Sonoma State. Everyone was inclusive and patient with my questions. Having time over the summer to investigate something that I was interested in without the constraints of grades or a class schedule was amazing.
I also feel like I grew as an engineer. I was exposed to technology that I have not been able to use during classes and I was pushed to solve problems and learn from my mistakes. Being able to work with other students was rewarding. I was able to bounce ideas off of them and I was able to help their projects as well. I especially liked being able to work with the Trossen Robotics arm and figure out the coding that went along with that.
I am grateful that I was given this opportunity. I will take the skills that I learned this summer and apply them to my school and future career.