Alexandra (Allie) Salomon, from Calabasas, Calif., is majoring in Mechanical Engineering (McC). She is part of Northwestern University’s Ventures in Biology Education (nuVIBE) bioscientist program, and received a research grant for doing research during the summer. She has had a paper already published in Current Biology and is currently working on research with larval fish. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, a Senate representative of the Happiness Club (brings people together and makes them smile - creates moments that lead people to think “that just made my day”), and a member of Clean Energy, Engineering a Sustainable World. She applied her engineering background to become a Technical Director of the stop-motion student film, Chasing Stars, for which she built a stop-motion puppet armature. Upon graduation, Alexandra plans to work in the bioengineering fields designing medical equipment, prosthetics or adaptive products.