December 21, 2007Her job: Project Engineer, Chevron
Describe what you do in your current work situation?
I am currently working at Chevron in the Global Power Generation Group. I help design and develop new combined heat and power plants around the world.
Why did you choose engineering?
I always loved figuring things out when I was younger and math and science were very easy for me. It just seems like that's the way my mind works. Engineering was a natural decision for me since those were the classes I was most interested in taking.
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
Rice University Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
What do you like best about being an engineer?
I like working with colleagues to solve a problem and design a solution. I enjoy learning about new things all the time.
Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
Graduating from college. Although I fell into my major quite naturally it was a lot of really hard work. There were times I wasn't sure I'd make it.
Please tell us a little about your family.
My parents have retired and live on a farm in Texas. My oldest and only sister lives in Washington D.C. She graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Political Science. She is finishing her law degree at Georgetown and works at a public affairs firm managing public policy and corporate communications.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Engineering is a field that is continuously growing and changing. You definitely won't get bored being an engineer!