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Ali Trueworthy

Argus Pilot
Research Engineer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University

Tell us about your work / research. What kinds of things do you do?

During my undergraduate study, I did work in desalination technologies as well as design for an autonomous, renewable powered surface vessel. I am now working in the Girguis Lab at Harvard University on data and sample collecting platforms. I plan to research marine renewable energy in the future.   

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

I participated in a 2-year engineering technology program in high school that set me on an engineering degree. My interest in the oceans and action against climate change grew through numerous days at the beach, trips into the mountains, and courses in school. 

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

My mother has always believed in me and told me I could, and should, do whatever I dream- and she has helped make it happen.

What element of your work / study do you think is the most fascinating?

I find the places where science, communication, psychology, politics, and social issues all meet to be a fascinating area which required individuals in all fields to think in new ways and act with humility. 

What other jobs led you to your current career?

Internship with OET and an Internship with the National Renewable Energy Lab

What are your degrees and certifications?

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, 2017

What are your hobbies?

I love hiking, camping, cooking, going to the beach, and going out to dance.  

What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career like yours?

Keep an open mind to the ways that every opportunity you have can teach you something and prepare you to achieve your goals.