Aurelia Gooden MS, MA, FWES, MIMMM, MIED

Aurelia Gooden

Aurelia is a long-time resident of Detroit and an engineer currently working in Michigan, with specialties in process improvement, engineering design, plastics, and polymers. She is also a Ph.D. student studying psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition to her corporate ambitions, Aurelia is also a freelance pianist and chamber music composer. During her time at Jacksonville State University, where she studied piano for several years as well as percussion and composition, she received several academic scholarships and music scholarships. During her formative years, Aurelia participated in violin studies. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Special Honors in Music, a Master of Arts degree in Music, and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems. 

Additionally, she was also the valedictorian of Northern Senior High School in Detroit, Michigan and has studied music as well as science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She was an active member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance from 2010 until 2015. She enjoys studying and performing piano music from the Romantic Era and cites her compositional style as Neo-Romantic. Aurelia is extremely interested in the relationship between neuroscience and musical aptitude. 

As a synesthete and a person who experiences cross-modal perception, she dedicates her free time to exploring topics of this nature as well as polymer science. In addition, music theory and Late-Romantic theoretical analysis are also among her avid interests.  Aurelia is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Golden Key International Honor Society. She was selected as one of Plant and Control Engineering Magazines ‘40 Engineering Leaders Under 40’ and Oakland County’s ‘Elite 40 Under 40’. She is currently developing “The Amygdala Society”, which is one of the first high IQ societies exclusively for women.