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.
  • 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.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.
Latest Questions
  • Joyce Karaj asked Allison Moore, Freeport McMoRan

    Added Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:13 AM

    I am currently a Sophomore at Pima studying to get my Mining Engineering degrees. I really like what the UofA presents for their Mining Program and hope to transfer there. I've been looking into the different tracks to learn more about which one might interest me.
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  • Kyla asked Allison Moore, Freeport McMoRan

    Added Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Me and my friend are working on a project, and we we're wondering what you do on a daily basis. What are you in charge of? What role of do you have in a city or town? What do you do?
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  • Esmeralda, Los Angeles

    Added Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    What is the most challenging part about being an engineer?
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    Allison Moore, Freeport McMoRan
    Answered Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:14 PM
    Hi Esmeralda,
    In my opinion, the most challenging parts of my career are usually the most exciting. As a mining engineer in a large mining company, I need to be able to travel, change departments, and/or move (usually to remote areas) at anytime on VERY ...
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