Meet Nicole Anklam


Nicole Anklam earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently works as an Electrified Powertrain Engineer at Ford Motor Company. In her spare time, she likes to cross-stitch, crochet, craft, film, travel, volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts, attend concerts, and sporting events. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers.

When did your love of STEM begin?

Freshman year of High school, when I started at the Pre-Engineering Magnet school in my hometown of El Paso, TX! I have been in engineering for 11/25 years of my life!

What is the best part about working in the field of STEM?

Being able to solve the tough problems. That moment when the solution clicks, it’s the best feeling in the world to be able to fix something or make a process easier.

What advice would you give young women interested in a career in STEM?

Comparison is the thief of joy. Never compare yourself to your peers, and always focus on yourself and self improvement. Look at yourself weekly and think of ways of how you could have handled problems or scenarios differently, but never get down on yourself because you perceive someone to be doing better.

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