Women's Advisory Committee Member Spotlight: Lyndsey McMillon-Brown

WAC Spotlight: McMillon-BrownLyndsey McMillon-Brown is a member of the Women’s Advisory Committee for CEC.

McMillon-Brown completed her undergraduate degree at Miami, graduating in 2013 as a double major in manufacturing and mechanical engineering. After Miami, she attended Yale University and graduated in May of 2019 with a masters of science and a Ph.D in chemical engineering.

Following her education, McMillon-Brown is now working as a Research Electrical Engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center. There, her work is focused on making solar cells more efficient, affordable and durable for space applications.

She chose to be a member of the Women’s Advisory Committee for numerous reasons, including wanting to give back to the university that gave her so much as well as to the students following in her footsteps.

“It’s so easy, as alum, for us to see ourselves in each student. We all have a shared love for the university and we’re all having this sort of similar experience, so to reach back and share some of the things that I’ve learned with someone similar to me is really valuable,” McMillon-Brown said.

As a member of the Committee and someone who is currently working in the field, she recognizes that women are a minority in STEM.

“As a woman that has traversed part of [the career] path...its helpful to also share those unique insights with young women coming up in the field,” she said.

In the future, she hopes to continue conducting research and make a name for herself in science. Name-recognition and making impactful scientific contributions are things she is striving toward and looking forward to.

By Jenna Calderón, CEC Reporter