Alannah Hill

Class of 2021-2022

University College Cork, 2020
Chemical Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM ?

I chose ESTEEM because I wanted to learn how to apply my technical background to the world of business and entrepreneurship. ESTEEM stood out to me over other similar courses because of the focus on fixing things that matter.

My capstone project and why I'm excited about it ?

For my capstone project I am working with SRAM, one of the world's largest bicycle component manufacturers, to help them with their environmental sustainability goals. The project will provide them with: an understanding of cyclists opinions about sustainability; recommendations for the creation of sustainable products; and an analysis of the market for these products.

I'm excited about working on this project with SRAM because it combines my love for the outdoors with my passion for sustainability. The customer research portion of this project is something I have never done before and I'm excited to have the opportunity to develop this skill.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM ?

After ESTEEM I hope to be working in a role that I'm excited about, where I am constantly learning and where I can make a real impact. Hopefully I will be living in a beautiful place where I can spend my free time enjoying the outdoors.

What I like to do when I'm not working ?

When I'm not working I like to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors. I love hiking, spending time near the sea and going on skiing trips. In the last few years I have started freestyle kayaking and I hope to try out for the Irish team whenever I find myself back in Ireland. I also love to travel and see new places and I dream about owning a campervan one day.