Ruchika is a junior pursuing a degree in engineering physics. She is originally from Pennsylvania, but has been living in Chicago for the past 7 years. She decided to major in engineering physics in particular because there is a whole big, infinite universe out there and we are just tiny specks in it, but somehow, miraculously, we have the ability to take it apart and understand it. It’s incredible. What we do changes the course of humanity and drives progress. If that’s not reason enough to be an engineer, she doesn’t know what else could do it for you. In her free time, Ruchika likes to hike and collect fountain pens and tinker with them.