Tamia Brefo

Industrial and Management Engineering & Mathematics

Alumni Update: Tamia is now an Operations Specialist for W. L. Gore & Associates (where she completed an internship while at RPI) in Elkton, Maryland.

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Operations Specialist Intern at W. L. Gore & Associates: Developed a capacity model using the manufacturing floor in Discrete Event Simulation Software (FlexSim) and tested process improvements.

On-Campus Experience

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): As Public Relations Chair, I kept the general body informed of all events and notifications concerning NSBE, as well as to advertise events through our chapter's social media platform. I am also the NSBE Co-Director of the 42nd Annual Fall NSBE/SHPE Career Fair.

Black Student's Alliance (BSA): As Vice President, I managed an executive board of 13 members in planning and executing events, including our renewed Annual Ebony Ball which celebrates the achievements of students on campus.

Women’s Mentoring Program (WMP): I worked with incoming freshmen to support them during their time at Rensselaer.

Learning Assistant (LA): Assisted students in becoming active, independent, and successful learners and served as an ALAC liaison for undergraduates.

Admissions Ambassador: Give tours to prospective students and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class was Introduction to Management, where I learned how to work with others in groups, improve my public speaking and presentation skills, learned to produce high quality written reports, and evaluate complex case studies on companies (consulting) to determine which decisions they should make.