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Kaitlin Hom
Mechanical Engineering
Cal Poly, Pomona

My name is Kaitlin Hom. I am a third year, Mechanical Engineering major, at Cal Poly Pomona. I have spent the last five months studying in Italy and am ready to tackle a new habitat. Having finished my time living and learning about a new country, I look forward to learning about a new environment, the desert, a little closer to home. I hope that my experience will enhance my knowledge of the desert ecosystem and increase my wonder of its desolate terrain.

In the future I plan on attending graduate school for engineering. I hope to one day teach high schoolers engineering, igniting in them an interest in the field. I enjoy helping out my fellow classmates when they need a hand. One of the most tiring but rewarding jobs I have held is as a coach, teaching gymnastics.

I like to go running, play soccer, anything that keeps me active. After having traveled throughout Europe I have been bitten by the travel bug and hope to travel somewhere soon. I enjoy baking and the relaxation of a good book. I hope the knowledge I gain from the Spaceward Bound program enables me to gain further insight into subjects that have always interested me.


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Last Updated: February 2010