To Augsburg and Beyond!

Hi! My name is Katherine Stevenson, and I am majoring in Bioengineering at the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  I am originally from Lumberton, New Jersey, but I have definitely found a home at Pitt.  When applying to Plus 3 Germany, I chose the Augsburg location because the globalization of business and engineering fascinates me, especially in the automobile industry.  As a bioengineering student, I often study how all of the interconnected parts of a system work together to make the whole organism tick.  This same big-picture mindset can be applied to the automobile industry, which relies on many separate parts functioning smoothly as a system to make the industry as a whole efficient.  I am also really excited to experience German culture, as I have never been to Germany before!

In my free time, I love to hike, sail, ski, and read.  A fun fact about me is that I am going to be staying in Europe for 2 weeks after the Plus 3 trip ends with my friend Kate (who is also going to Plus 3 Germany!), and visiting Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Paris.  So, if anyone has any backpacking tips, we would welcome them!

I’m looking forward to my time in Germany! Thanks for reading!  

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