Natalie Givans SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 1, 2012

Natalie Givans describes her experiences as an engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1980s, including parting ways with the ROTC when it became clear that she didn't have a future with the U.S. Air Force and working full time to pay tuition. Givans, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, is a life member of the Society of Women Engineers and recipient of SWE's 2012 Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award.

This oral history interview was recorded November 9, 2012 at the Society of Women Engineers WE12 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Troy Eller. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length, however the intent of the interviewee's words remain the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.