FIRST alumna Emily Chu joins Disney as Imagineer


Growing up, Emily Chu ‘19 visited Walt Disney World many times (her grandmother lived nearby) and was amazed by it each time.

“I think ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to work at Disney and build roller coasters,” she said. “I wasn’t sure that it would ever pan out, but it was a job that I always dreamed of having.”

A few weeks after today's commencement, Chu starts her new job as a Research & Development Imagineer for The Walt Disney Company.

“Imagineers are the ones who do all the designing and building for the theme parks,” said Chu, who majored in mechanical engineering and geophysics. “I work specifically for research and development, so I work on a lot of future things that could be coming to the parks anywhere between three and 15 years from now.”

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