By the time Aaliyah Brown was 10 years old, she knew she wanted to be an engineer. She saw engineers described as people who can make things work and make things better, and she was hooked.
“I really liked the idea of potentially having influence over multiple things,” Brown shared in an interview with Phenomenal Women Magazine. “What made me stick with it as I learned more was my passion to improve the world around us.”
Brown first joined Rockwell Automation as a summer intern in 2011 while she attended Cleveland’s MC2 STEM High School. In 2019, following her graduation from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electronic engineering technology, Rockwell hired her as a process engineer. Today, she works with our Integrated Supply Chain team.
Aaliyah also founded the nonprofit Build Sessions CLE, giving Cleveland-area students heading to college something she didn’t have—a community of engineers who look like them, who could relate to the experience, and offer support.
“As long as we lack women and minorities in science and engineering, I am on a mission to make a way for them,” said Brown. “I will make the space. I will encourage young minds to chase after the possibilities and see themselves as people who can pursue technical careers.
Learn more about Brown and others at Rockwell Automation in its 2020 Sustainability Report and online content hub.
Published February 22, 2021