Allison Moore
Allison Moore
Mine Engineer, Freeport McMoRan

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Hello! My name is Allison and I am a Mining Engineer. You may be asking, "why did you choose engineering?" or "how did you decide on mining?", so I am here to tell you why I admire both. It all started at the University of Arizona. I was uncertain about enrolling in engineering classes, but I soon discovered that I loved the challenge. Engineering wasn't easy for me; however, I knew that getting an engineering degree would provide me with a higher chance at getting a job, possibly traveling, and working in the field. Now that I had chosen engineering, I had to declare which type of engineering I wanted to spend my ENTIRE career doing. Needless to say, I was a little hesitant, so I decided to go to an "Engineering Fair" ( U of A holds this fair for the freshman/sophomores twice a year). Each field of engineering has a booth and it is a great way to meet older students who have had a similar experience. Anyways, to make a long story short, I walked away interested in mining. It seemed like a close knit group - both faculty and students, and there were many examples of internships. So from that day, I submerged myself in mining. Fortunately, U of A has their own mine that students work at, similar to a laboratory. I was able to get "hands-on" experience and meet many students and professionals. During my college career, I worked as a summer intern for ASARCO and Rio Tinto. Since graduation in 2013, I have worked for Freeport and have loved the opportunities that I have been given. I have traveled to Chile, Peru, and all over Arizona. I did mine planning, slope stability, and am currently in blasting. I work closely with all different departments and continue to meet new people everyday. I know it was a lot of information, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Good luck, Allison
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BS in Mining 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.