#SPECSpotlight – Lilleigh, Systems Engineer Intern

Lilleigh Stevie, Systems Engineer Intern

I currently attend George Mason University, College of Engineering and Computing and began an internship with SPEC Innovations in February of 2021. Upon my graduation this December, I will be a full-time Systems Engineer at SPEC Innovations! My current role consists of doing research on various topics that will potentially be used to improve our tools, Innoslate and Sopatra.

My favorite part about my role is getting to research a lot of fascinating and current topics and making requirements for improvements to Innoslate that I get to see implemented. When it comes to SPEC Innovations, the best part is the culture and people. Everyone always has a great attitude and helps one another.

My fiancé and I met in undergrad at the University of Mary Washington and have been together for 3 years. We currently live with my parents and collectively have seven dogs and two parrots: 1 Great Dane, 1 Coon Hound, 1 Beagle/Mastiff/Pit mix, 4 Chihuahuas, 1 Macaw, and 1 African Grey. In my spare time I enjoy reading Fantasy novels, trying new restaurants, traveling and finding new places, and going to wineries. My goal is to go to as many wineries in Virginia as I can! I love all kinds of food, but my go-to would have to be Thai food. I keep myself entertained by watching The Witcher (TV) and Corpse Bride (Movie), and reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas!