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Hi there, my name is Rebecca Vollmann and I am a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I graduated from Indian River Charter High School in Vero Beach, FL. I love working on cars, photography, puppies, cooking, baking, watching movies, exercising, going to the beach, and spending time with friends. I've had my heart set on the automotive manufacturing field for a few years now and it is my dream to work for Ford and be invited onto the Mustang Project. I decided to become a part of EXCEL to learn more about what the major takes and getting a little help figuring out what my college life was going to consist of. I loved my GEMS mentor so much, I decided to become one myself! The main takeaways of EXCEL are the professional connections in STEM, paid research, separate math lab from the general population (and free tutoring), and the overall feeling of preparedness you get from the program. As plenty of us in engineering hear all the time: a degree just isn't enough anymore. You have to get involved!