Hillary Balonek

Honoring David Imrie

Submitted by Hillary Balonek

I consider David to be a mentor for many reasons – he is a patient teacher, a brilliant engineer, and a supportive friend. He has taught me what it means to truly think like an engineer, and has shown me that success is not about eliminating failure, but is instead dependent on being humble enough to admit failure and persistent enough to learn from it. I am grateful for his influence, which has made me the engineer (and the person) that I am today.

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