Abby O'Loughlin

Class of 2019-2020

Saint Mary's College, 2019

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM because I feel that it is important to continue developing my innovative and critical thinking skills through dynamic, hands-on experiences. I believe that honing an entrepreneurial mindset will provide me with the tools necessary to become a successful leader and innovator in whatever field I decide to go into after ESTEEM. I think that this is the best possible way to spend my year right out of college, and that it will equip me with the necessary skills to go far in my future profession, and in life. I feel that this opportunity will allow me to discover new interests while simultaneously strengthening my commitment to seeking research-driven solutions.

My capstone project and why I am excited about it:

My capstone project is called Workforce of the Future- AI Ops, sponsored by Ernst & Young. I am extremely excited about this project because not only am I deep-diving into the very relevant and fast-paced world of artificial intelligence (a field that is completely new to me), I believe that this project will allow me to cultivate a strong sense of how to effectively approach areas which innovation is most needed.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

The question of the century... at this point, all that I know is that I hope to be making a difference in the world through whatever it is that I am doing.

What I like to do when I’m not working:

When I am not working, I love to run, fish, eat candy, and do puzzles.

And, finally: 

I am the current Pop-A-Shot record holder at Corby's.