October's Featured Student: Megan Krupa '19

Written by Regina Ender

When it came time to choose a college major, Megan Krupa knew she wanted to pursue something that would allow her to utilize her love of math in a practical way. When she decided to study Physics and Systems Engineering, she was eager to be able to put her mathematical skills into action in her pursuit of a future career in the aerospace industry.

While the Physics and Engineering field are male-dominated, Krupa said she has been encouraged that women are making space for themselves in the field. In the classroom, she has consistently proven herself in her courses and knows she belongs in the industry, she said. The future engineer has really thrived in her coursework thus far and has also earned herself a spot on the Dean’s List. With all of her success, she plans to pursue a position in project management. Her dream job would be to work for Jet Propulsion Laboratory and be on the team who works toward the goal of populating Mars.

In addition to strengthening her academic skills, APU has deepened Krupa’s faith and helped her make it her own. In her time at the university, she has grown in her belief in Christ and feels well-prepared to make a positive difference in her field upon graduating in 2019. She also loves the community-oriented nature of APU and has made the most of the opportunity to make new friends through different opportunities on campus.

When Krupa isn’t in the classroom, she is an active volunteer in her community. She is passionate about guiding the next generation of young athletes as a softball coach at Bonita High School in La Verne.

Words of Wisdom: “Take advantage of every moment. It goes by so fast. Be okay with where you are and stop looking so far into the future that you miss the present. The future will worry about itself, take today to be better for tomorrow.”

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Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.