Mason William Metzkes

Mason William Metzkes

Favorite college memories:  “As much as it's weird to say, I loved my all-nighters in the aero lab, I did. It feels good when we struggle together and subsequently succeed together. Looking back even farther, I remember meeting Laura Gerhold for the first time on a tour before I decided to come to Illinois and feeling like Talbot would be my home for four years.”

Immediate plans: “I plan to move to Woburn, Boston with my girlfriend and her dog. I start work with Raytheon IDS at the end of June as a Reliability Engineer.”

Where would you like to be in 5 to 10 years? “I'm hoping to move closer to the development side of engineering and work more closely with aircraft in the defense industry. On the personal side, I would like to be starting my family and growing my roots in a more permanent location. I look forward to coming back to UIUC too and seeing all the changes that have started in the last year!”