Elizabeth Philip is an international student from India, who spent much of her childhood in the Middle East (Dubai and Qatar). After graduating high school in Qatar, she began her life at UA as an undergraduate, double majoring in Physics and Electrical Engineering. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in optoelectronic devices and microfabrication. Her academic interest permeates into her leadership roles with Bama IEEE and the American Vacuum Society’s UA chapter, where she promotes professional development and networking opportunities for fellow students. She is also a former Tide Together mentee, member of Eta Kappa Nu Honors Society, and recipient of UA’s Graduate Council Fellowship. Apart from her passion for science and technology, she is also interested in empowering women and mentoring youth through local ministries. As the volunteer coordinator for Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition, she enjoys serving the children of Tuscaloosa to provide them with backpacks and school supplies. Her leisure activities include gaming, travelling, being a foodie, and spending time with friends and family.