The 3D printing industry’s been growing for years around here, and more and more we’re seeing women taking significant roles. It’s a seismic shift in the industry, with a local group now leading the way.

Ashley Totin is working in what once was a man’s world and in many ways still is.

“When I go into any conference or room I am either the only woman or one of the few,” said Totin. “It’s definitely a barrier, but I never let that stop me.”

Totin grew up in Mineral Ridge and didn’t even know what engineering was until high school. At YSU, it was already pretty clear that she was wasn’t exactly in the majority.

Watch the interview here 

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