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Elizabeth Tewolde

Elizabeth Tewolde

Project engineer | ExxonMobil | Class of 2012

We say Illinois, Elizabeth Tewolde says ... Florida Avenue Residence Halls.

It was there that “I had the opportunity to meet people that have become lifelong friends,” says the ExxonMobil project engineer, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the UI.

“I spent a lot of time studying and hanging out with the people I met in my freshman year dorm.

“There is a saying: ‘You are the product of the people you surround yourself with.’ I believe that many of these people were critical to my achievements at the UI.”