Polly Schumm, senior materials information consultant, specializes in large client implementation of the ANSYS GRANTA MI software. Polly is experienced in managing large-scale projects from start to finish while keeping both quality and timeframes in mind, ensuring that projects complete on time and with the highest quality. Polly also has done extensive work with the US National Laboratories.
Polly was raised in the Chicago area, where she is now based. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where she earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While at University, Polly worked at Dupont where she managed both process engineering and capital projects that improved product quality and reduced operating costs.
Polly is an avid reader who reads at least 20 books every year that span a wide range of genres. Favorites books include Sherlock Holmes novels, Catch 22, The Princess Bride, and The Stranger. She strongly believes De Niro's Taxi Driver is by far the greatest movie of all time. As a guilty pleasure Polly enjoys reality television including Survivor and Big Brother. She enjoys running as a way to exercise whether she’s on the road or at home.
Polly thrives on solving complex problems, it is this motivation that drives her in her role as a consultant. She enjoys tackling the challenges associated with guiding all components of a software implementation and ensuring that at the end of a project all of the pieces fall into their rightful place.