Kaitlyn Zych is from Hickory and is a Junior at NC State University working towards a degree in Civil Engineering. She has completed various internships which covered everything from design to project management. She has worked as a teaching assistant and is currently an Undergraduate Research Assistant at ITRE. Ideally, she would like to enter the career-path of airport design and complete projects with airports including runways, taxiways and terminals. She is already signed up for a senior airport design course next year. Her favorite aircraft are seaplanes, and she hopes to one day get the opportunity to be a passenger in one. When she is not working, or in class, you might find her playing sports (volleyball, ultimate frisbee), hiking, working on crafts such as embroidery or upcycling used furniture. Kaitlyn can also ride a unicycle and is able to sing the alphabet backwards.