Jessica Vaden is a senior raised in Cheltenham, PA right outside of Philadelphia. She attends the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering on the Environmental/Sustainability Track. After graduation, Jessica plans to attend graduate school to pursue a PhD in the field of Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability in the framework of Engineering. Afterwards, she would like to pursue a career as an Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company or with the Environmental Protection Agency working on Renewable Energy and Sustainability efforts. Jessica had her first NSBE experience when she was in high school as a NSBE Jr. member. Once at UMBC, Jessica immediately joined the NSBE chapter and has held the Treasurer position for the past two years on the executive board. This year, Jessica is looking to build meaningful relationships with her chapter counterparts and manage the financial elements of the Region effectively.