Congratulations to 2007 alumna Kristen Warren who recently became the first black female to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Kristen also holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and has worked for General Motors and Eli Lilly and Company. Her doctoral work was funded through a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kristen is originally from Hernando, Mississippi. You can read more about her here.