Liz Hasbleydi

Liz Hasbleydi

Electrical Engineer: Majorerd: Electronics
Tech + Desing
Orange County, CA, United States
Liz Hasbleydi
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Colombia is the place where she was born, grew up, she was educated and work professionally before move to the United States. US citizen. Her new vision is a company Tech + Design with innovative ideas, concepts and products that integrate humanity, creativity, engineering and aesthetics. Her teachers (school-high school and university), family, friends and people that has been doing projects in areas of her interest define her as a Renaissance Woman: Creative, Analytic, Spiritual, Sensitive & Humanitarian. As engineer: Computer Hardware Engineer Citigroup: Test, revision, support and monitoring of telecommunications systems as Satellite, RF and local links and computer systems, networks WAN, MAN, LAN and routers. In World-Com: Satellite and Telecommunications Engineer. Andrew Antenna implementation. In Anditel with British Petroleum Company: Computer Hardware Engineer, review and repair of processors, circuit boards, memory devices. As Satellite and Telecommunications Engineer: British Petroleum pipeline telecommunications systems as Satellite, Radio F and local links. As Graphic Designer: planning, documentation and AutoCAD drawings of the implementation of telecommunication links for British Petroleum Systems In Motorola:Computer Hardware and Electronic Engineer.Test telecommunications and repeater stations equipment. She is auto-didactic and read about: Biotechnology. Nanotechnology. Computer Software Engineering (applications and systems). Computer Science. Web Development. Artificial Intelligence. 3D print. Robots. Why she decided be an engineer: she was good with analytical thinking and had a creative mind, and engineering gave her the option of combining them to make ideas into reality and using them in the real world. When she started there were few women in her classes. She was awarded a scholarship for academic performance. As a new entrepreneur she realize that being an engineer and a fashion model with appreciation for art, design and performing arts have some common points such as aesthetics, class, and timeless results. She want to integrate those and make a product related to both that will contribute to society and the world. Causes: Autism. Animals and nature. Arts and Culture. Children. Science and Technology. UNICEF. "You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance"...     Always be a work that progress and love what you do:)
Universidad Francisco Jose De Caldas. Bachelor Science Electronic Engineer. Majored: Electronic Engineering with an emphasis on telecommunications (satellite links,RF), digital data transmission (signal processing)and wireless communication (Cellular Network Systems) Minored: Computer engineering. Computer science and software engineering Computer Network Systems. Finances, economy, management and leadership
Answers by Liz Hasbleydi

Sara, I hope my contribution to your question can motivated you or at least give you ideas. My main field is Computer Hardware and Software Engineering but I know some ladies in petroleum engineering that talk about their career.

 Is petroleum engineering not suitable for women?
Sara, personally I believe that any engineering field is not based in gender, it is based in your true interest and your commitment to do the best you can do as an engineer. 
Unfortunate some cultures have tendencies to underestimated women in some careers, for centuries women has been prove that we have skills to make the difference in any career. New generations as we are changing those ideas. Women can be equally intelligent and capable without lose our beauty and femininity. Depend of you find the path of your development in your dream career. Believe in yourself, believe that can be possible. Make your dream reality. I suggested Sara that try an any petroleum company near to you to visit and ask questions. Feel the work environment.

I am really interested in it but what is the scope of getting a good job opportunity for a woman?
Sara, they are different areas of work in this engineering (office or field) so depend what is your preference you will have different challenges. The modern view of petroleum engineering (deep water oil, unconventional oil, office-side engineering) is working to keep women in this engineering field but some conservatives companies prefers keep the traditional male engineer. The vision of petroleum engineering is to keep women in their companies.
I wish success in your career.

Hello Melissa, :) 

Thank you for your kind words and interest in me. I am a Renaissance woman. That means I have many talents as well as focus and results. In Colombia our education has a very European influence (Spain, England, France, Germany and Italy), and they taught us to develop our talents to the maximum. We studied from 7 am to 4 pm every day, and after that we might do homework or complimentary research or studies. Our classes had strong academic, sports, humanitarian, spiritual and philosophical influences. We read a lot. I learned at a young age that engineering and art are related. In my opinion, the beauty of nature can be expressed by numbers and science in mathematical and practical ways. Everything that you see around is in harmony, and that is art. For some reason in United States they force you to follow only one specialty in education. They consider it a sign of focus, but I disagree. I believe that we can be multi-focused and also be productive. That is my theory. Everything that I have done has required a lot of time, dedication, passion and sacrifices. 

About your questions:
-I wanted to know if you modeled while going to school? And if so, how did you manage your time? 
I was offered a modeling job at the start of my engineering studies, but I decided to focus on school full-time to be the best that I could. I studied during vacation as well, and I never had weekends off or vacation or family time, because engineering in Colombia is highly competitive and very male dominated. I needed to work harder to be noticed in a professional way. I did some modeling jobs and choreographies part-time during my school, and I took up modeling again full time at the end of my degree. To stay focused I practice meditation to organize my mind, exercise to keep in shape, and I eat a healthy diet. 

-Would you recommend to me any tips on how to go about pursuing my passions and how to balance school and extracurricular activities? 
Pursuing your passions always come from following your heart. Be proud of being a woman and of your femininity. Be a classy lady. Prioritize your interests. Analyze the pros and cons of any situation. Be nice to others and be sincere about it. We can make this world better. 
Sincerely, Liz :) 

Ikram, At university level for Electrical Engineering program  is not expected to have high experience in computer programming when you start. The focus in Electrical Engineering will be calculus, mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc and over the course of 4 years many other classes around to the application of those theories. Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. In Electronic Engineering the programming (process of Coding) is part of your freshman year classes but not the main focus of the career. If you are interest to learn about programming to have more knowledge before your university studies is up to you. :)