Growing up in Madison, Ohio, Taylor Cline loved fixing things. She excelled at math, science, drawing, playing the clarinet. Unsure of where to focus her studies, she once asked her father what could be a good career for someone who likes to fix things. “He said engineer,” she recalls. “I thought he meant an engineer that drives a train.” Later, she realized what he meant and—after taking some online quizzes that pointed to engineer as her best-fit career—embraced the idea.