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Sugita, part of the first class of industrial & systems engineering majors and full-time intern with Treeswift, is no stranger to startup culture.  

Satomi Sugita was born in California before moving to Japan and eventually spending most of her early years in the Philippines. Along the way, the industrial & systems engineering major found comfort with change, particularly as one of the first to experience a new curriculum.  

"Every school that I've been to since elementary, I've been subjected to a brand new curriculum," she said. "So that adaptability is something I developed early-on." 

Now, Sugita will share her journey and story with the College of Engineering's class of 2022 as the student speaker during the May 4th ceremony.

Read more about Sat's journey here>