Julia’s background is diversified with industries in utility as well as golf and automotive manufacturing. Prior to her entering freshman year, she spent the summer as an intern for the strategic, developmental, and organizational team at DTE Energy. She researched patterns of work fatigue and found strategies to combat this environment for c-suite executives. She utilized SharePoint to create a new portal for HR to increase overall employee engagement by 20%. While her time was dedicated toward internal engagement and innovation, she was exposed to multiple facets of utility in safety and continuous improvement. This past summer, she interned with Ingersoll Rand’s ClubCar division in Augusta, Georgia as a materials specialist intern. During her experience, she supported both receiving teams at the main plant and distribution center and managed over $2.5 million dollars of inventory on the docks. Her support resulted in developing a new fifo process by optimizing flow lane space and creating an automated put-away screen to decrease total lost material by 15% and inventory age by 20%. Additionally, she implemented a telematics system to the entire fleet of forklifts to analyze productivity rates and audit operators. From this, she found time gaps of inefficiency and created new opportunities for productivity during under-employment, increasing productivity by 17% in 4 weeks. She also worked cross functionally with the logistics and planning departments to optimize planning strategies and decrease material storage costs by $40,000.00.