35 Under 35: Hannah Lingen, Process Project Manager, Marvin

Written by: Brady Drake

Tell us about yourself. Tell us who you are and what you do.

I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota. I moved to Fargo after high school to attend NDSU and have been here ever since! At NDSU, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. I have worked at Marvin for nine years. My current role is “Process Project Manager” where my job is to coordinate and accomplish all operational activities on projects, ensuring successful execution in the most efficient and safest way possible.

Outside of work, my husband Joe and I love traveling to new places, house projects (especially when we can learn a new DIY skill), playing co-ed sand volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.

Who are some people who have been influential in your journey and why? Who inspires you?

Two people who have been influential in my journey are my parents. They have always pushed me to be the best version of myself and go for what I want. My parents always believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.

People who inspire me are those who have paved their own path to success, who have worked hard, shown confidence, and proven themselves to get where they are.

What drives you?

I am driven to be successful and to be able to provide for my family and make them proud of my accomplishments.

What are some important life lessons you have learned?

Expect the unexpected! You cannot always prepare for what may come next, but you can prepare for it to be unexpected.

What are some of your favorite things to do in our community?

Some of my favorite things to do in the community are enjoying the walking and biking trails around town, attending different events such as the Red River Market and concerts at many of the local venues, and trying new restaurants.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself further developing in my career, with a happy, healthy family to come home to at the end of the day. I hope to continue to develop relationships with those around me and have a community of people that I am supported by.

What are you hoping to gain from the United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program?

I am hoping to develop relationships with other female leaders in the community as well as grow and develop my leadership skills and become a leader within my organization. In a male-dominated sector of the workforce, it is important to me to be an example to other women that engineering is a viable path to a successful and fulfilling career.

What are your passions outside of work?

Outside of work, I am passionate about helping others who are in phases of life that I have been through. I am a mentor with BIO Girls as well as with the Industry Connections program through the NDSU College of Engineering.

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.