For the family of Morgan Stephens, industrial engineering and Georgia Tech is a way of life. Her maternal grandfather, her mother, and an aunt all have industrial engineering degrees from Georgia Tech. Her dad has a Tech degree, too — but in building construction, and Stephens is getting a degree in biomedical engineering.
“I think I would make a good industrial engineer,” she said. “I have always been wired like an industrial engineer: Everything has to be done in the most efficient way.”
But Stephens is charting her own path with biomedical engineering.
“I wanted to do something that would keep me interested and invested,” she said. “I enjoy science, health care, and medicine, and my soft skills are my biggest strengths. Biomedical engineering is a good blend of skills that can be applicable in many different fields.”
After graduating, she will be a consultant for Insight Sourcing Group (ISG) in Norcross.
“I loved the company culture,” she said. “ISG brings in talent from many different backgrounds: engineering, business, history, science. They value the variety.”
Stephens said being close to family is important. In her job, she will have the opportunity to travel, but she will not be on the road all of the time. She is considering getting her MBA or a master’s degree in biomedical innovation and design, via Georgia Tech’s Pathways Program.
Commencement will be a family celebration on campus. Her parents, Thomas Stephens and Lisa Volmar, met at Georgia Tech. In 1984, her mom became the first female driver of the Ramblin’ Wreck. Stephens is a member of the Reck Club.