My name is Christine and I am a Chemical Engineer. Being an engineer has allowed me to live in all across the country from the Northeast to Mountaineer Country to The Deep South, the Wild West and then Deep in the Heart of Texas.
The first few years of my career were in the glass industry. I was first a Shift Supervisor and then a Process Engineer for the plant that made Corning Ware and Visions Cookware. It was really exciting to see the complexity behind how glass is made to be used in your home. I was on the production team that put into production the pad printer used to imprint the Martha Stewart co-branded line of Corning Ware and ran the validation experiments for equipment used to fire the dishes. Later I moved to a site that produced high purity fused silica - which is a fancy name for a very pure glass used in telescopes, microscopes, and with lasers to etch microchips.
After several years in glass I moved along to the world of Industrial Gases. Examples of Industrial Gases are Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Argon they are used in a variety of industries from hospitals, to chemical plants, refineries, and even in welding. I worked not only in plants but also in pipeline operations. There is a vast network of pipelines all across the United States - and I worked for 4 years as a Pipeline Controller, those are the people who are responsible for safely directing the flow of product through the pipes. I used my engineering background and served on projects to improve operational efficiency, training, and ensure regulatory compliance. That skill set enabled me to become a Pipeline Optimization Manager and later a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Currently, I work as an Operations Engineer for a major oil company. In my job I get to build tools used by both the operations and business side to safely and efficiently deliver products to their intended destination.
BS in Chemical Engineering
- I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
- I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
- I am willing to be contacted about potential job shadowing by interested students.
- I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.