Penelope Dao is an active member in Mississippi State University’s chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s currently a junior in pursuit of getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and her minor in Chinese. Other than being the membership chair for SWE, Penelope is also an active member of Theta Tau, which is a professional engineering fraternity. Additionally, she is the recruitment officer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an honorary officer for the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE). Penelope first joined SWE during her freshman year of college as the Mechanical Engineering Departmental Officer and switched to being the membership chair after a semester. She’s recently received a scholarship from Southern Company through Mississippi State’s SWE chapter and plans on co-oping with them soon. Other than her academics and extra-curricular activities, she enjoys participating in theatre, spending time with friends and family, and playing recreational sports.