Standout Seniors ’23: Meet Ashley Settineri (Mechanical Engineering)

Penn State Behrend’s Class of 2023 is ready to make its mark on the world!  We’re proud of our students and all that they have learned and accomplished here at Behrend. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technologies, participated in important research projects, and made their mark at Penn State Behrend.

Today, we’d like you to meet Ashley Settineri.


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Technical Sales

Hometown: Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

On choosing Behrend: I knew going into college that I wanted to go for a degree in engineering and Penn State is well known for their engineering program, especially Behrend. I specifically chose Behrend for the smaller class sizes and their focus on group engagement.

On choosing her major: I chose mechanical engineering because I enjoy designing, which goes hand in hand with mechanical engineering.

Proudest accomplishment at Behrend: Making an impact on other students. I have been able to do this by getting involved on campus, especially as a resident assistant.

Campus involvement: I am an RA and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

What makes her unique: I have always been extremely crafty and love to try new things. Being a very easy-going person, I am always willing to try something new and hope for the best.

People might be surprised to know: Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I have my own small business, a western boutique called Cactash Boutique.

What makes life good: My definition of a good life is one where I get to go outside every day and enjoy nature with my family and friends.

Advice for first-year students: It can be awkward at first trying to find your place and seeing where you fit in but don’t let that discourage you because everyone feels the same way.

After her graduation in May, Ashley will be working at Bechtel Plant Machinery as an entry-level mechanical engineer.

One thought on “Standout Seniors ’23: Meet Ashley Settineri (Mechanical Engineering)

  1. It sounds like you have your head on your shoulders and it’s pointed the right way! As an older grad and retiree of Behrend (32 yrs), I say Go get em!

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