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Lillian Bischof

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Lillian Bischof from Wheeling will graduate with dual degrees in chemical engineering and finance

Bischof served as a Presidential Student Ambassador, equity research analyst for the Student Managed Investment Fund in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, and chief engineer of her senior capstone project in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Department of Chemical Engineering.

She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while serving in leadership roles to help foster STEM interest and empower women in the business sector, conducting undergraduate research on clean energy solutions and traveling abroad.

Committed to advancing women in the business community, Bischof co-founded the Women in Business student organization her freshman year to unite women focused on success and equality in the workplace.

Bischof, who aspires to bridge the gap between science and business, discovered her passion for strategic management consulting during her sophomore year while shadowing alumni in Washington, D.C., for the Chambers College Career Readiness Program.

An opportunity to combine her passions for mathematical modeling in chemical engineering and finance, she joined the Control, Optimization and Design for Energy and Sustainability Research Group to study the feasibility of wind and solar energy development in West Virginia. In February 2023, Bischof presented her research to policymakers in Charleston during Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

As an officer in the Chapter of Society of Women Engineers, she organized a free STEM event for young girls across the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bischof transformed this one-day, in-person event into a weeklong virtual program. More than 500 kindergarten through fifth grade students from nearly 42 states attended.

She also had the opportunity to travel to Panama with the Global Business Brigades to consult and help strengthen the community bank of Emberá Purú.

After graduation, Bischoff will work at Boston Consulting Group in Pittsburgh, one of the three most prestigious consulting firms in the world. She plans to eventually earn an MBA and ultimately return to her alma mater as a professor or mentor.