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Tanya is a product engineer at Howmet Aerospace, a manufacturing plant that makes airplane engine and power generation components. She enjoys the daily problem solving, collaborating with colleagues, and seeing the direct impact her work has on the community through safe air travel.

Her path to this career involved starting at Muskegon Community College before attending Michigan Technological University where she studied chemical engineering with a minor in alternative energy. Internships and community involvement, including volunteering, helped her develop people skills crucial for her collaborative role.

The challenges she faces include the technical aspects and overcoming imposter syndrome to ask for help when needed.

For students interested in a similar career, Tanya recommends trying new things, getting involved in the community, and gaining experience through internships or co-ops to develop well-rounded skills beyond just technical knowledge.

Overall, Tanya emphasizes the joy of problem-solving, making a difference, and collaborating with diverse people in a career that's both challenging and rewarding.

The Rotary Club of Muskegon highlights this program as a way to inspire individuals to consider their own contributions to the community. Muskegon Vocational Spotlight series, produced by Rotary Club Of Muskegon, learn more at

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