5 Questions with Graduate Student and Entrepreneur, Hailey Nichols

5 Questions with Graduate Student and Entrepreneur, Hailey Nichols

Aerospace engineering graduate student Hailey Nichols, who is working under faculty advisor Todd Humphreys, recently won first place in UT Austin’s inaugural Female Founder Pitch Competition, hosted by the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI) and the Texas Innovation Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Nichols won in the UT Graduate/Postdoc category for her company, Locus Lock, a technology that enables low-cost, high-precision positioning solutions using GPS.

Nichols, who is pursuing a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, took some time to answer a few questions about her experience as an entrepreneur in graduate school.