Christine Frazier-Hollins
Christine Frazier-Hollins
Ops Engineer, Chevron
Pearland, TX

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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. I am also a mom of two, an advocate for children with special needs, and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
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BS in Chemical Engineering
Volunteer Opportunities
  • 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.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
Latest Questions
  • Kelly, Florida

    Added Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    I am interested into becoming a Chemical engineer or a civil engineer but I'm not sure if it will be fun or not. I am usually a creative person who enjoys solving problems. When I ask my family they always say do whatever you want. Which do you recommend more and why?
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    Answered Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:51 PM
    All branches of Engineering have their pluses and minuses. Often you won't get a true feel for what a discipline offers until you've experienced the coursework and even more so when completing internships. Without knowing you and your skills specifically ...
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  • Tremayne, Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica

    Added Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Hi :) I have been interested in nothing but chemical engineering because I looove math. However I haven't done much physics. I've only done the basis in it. As a requirement for the engineering course at a university in Jamaica, physics at the advance level, A level, is a necessity. However since I know someone in the Faculty I will get in regardless. My question is will it be a challenge doing this degree in Chemical engineering and not having knowledge of physics? And will I have to do a ...
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    Answered Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:53 PM
     Hello Tremanye – Thank you for your question!
    Engineering is the application of the pure sciences. Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc., all work together to form the various forms and facets of Engineering.  Although we say “Chemical” ...
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  • Savana, SC

    Added Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    First time posting on here, and hopefully some of you will respond. Here is some back round: I just transferred into a top 25 public university from a technical college. I am currently enrolled in their general engineering program, and have had plans (up until now?) to major in ChemE. I transferred in with a near 3.9, having taken Calc 1-3, Chem 1 and 2, and some other gen eds. As far as the ChemE curriculum goes at my new school, I am a few engineering classes, and 2 physics classes short ...
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    Answered Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:53 PM
    Dear Savana:
    In my experience Engineering school has been a test of perseverance.  It is not a curriculum for the faint of heart, nor is it for those who cannot accept failure or learn from their mistakes.  Being an Engineer is about solving problems – ...
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