Marianna Fischer is a first-generation undergraduate at Eastern Washington University who is pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a specialized interest in robotics. While obtaining an associate's degree from Spokane Community College she had hands-on experience with AC/DC circuits in a lab setting and this helped grow her passion for robotics. She is currently working with her mentor, Dr. Philip Appel on developing a research project on small scale incinerators for energy generation. Her goal is to become an expert in small scale energy generation that is better for the environment and can be used off the grid, in space, and other novel uses. She would like to own her own business and be at the forefront of humanity's future.