Olivia Dunleavy
Olivia Dunleavy
Staff Engineer, South Jersey Gas

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My name is Olivia Dunleavy! In June 2009 I embarked on my journey as a Civil Engineer in the exciting Natural Gas Industry. I attended Stevens Institute in the lovely Hoboken, New Jersey; I graduated May of 2009. In elementary school I can remember racing the boys in class on who could finish the hardest long division problems first, I almost always won! Between my elementary school days and late high school I lost track of what it meant to love Math and Science (although always exceled in those classes). My Junior year in high school is when a career in engineering nestled its way into my mind. The last question I asked my Grandfather (who was also a civil engineer) before he passed was: "how are tunnels constructed?" Little did I know that in college I would get to tour tunnel constructions under NYC and learn the answer to that question. I began touring engineering colleges in the NorthEast, and found my home at Stevens. I loved my time their and was fortunate with opportunities presented to me. I believe women engineers are a force to be reckoned with and the men better watch out!

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Latest Questions
  • Kiara Tierce asked Olivia Dunleavy, South Jersey Gas

    Added Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:56 AM

    I really want to know because I might want to do it for myself in a couple years.
    Related to Internships & Jobs, Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Self Doubt, Work Environment
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  • Roseanne, Brisbane asked Olivia Dunleavy, South Jersey Gas

    Added Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Not a question, but just a thank you :) thank you for your words of encouragement & wisdom. Thank you to Michelle for asking the question that has been biting at me for the last several weeks, contemplating whether I should do something that I'm passionate about or pass because I fear I won't do well. Regards Roseanne
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  • Michelle, Panama asked Olivia Dunleavy, South Jersey Gas

    Added Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Hello Olivia! I'm Michelle. I've always been really interested in civil engineering, but now that I'm on my senior year of high school I'm really worried that I won't be good enough at it. Looking through this website I saw tons of girls saying that they love physics and calculus, but to be honest, I don't. I don't tend to enjoy breaking my head for the physics tests or the calculus eternal problems. I'm not terrible at them, but I'm not great either. It freaks me out to think that I would ...
    Related to Civil, Self Doubt
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    Olivia Dunleavy, South Jersey Gas
    Answered Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM
    Hi Michelle!! I'm happy to hear you are interested in Civil Engineering and thank you for reaching out to me. You're not alone when saying you do not enjoy breaking your head for the physics and calculus tests.  I was in your boat my freshmen year of ...
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