Taneka Lawson
Taneka Lawson
Operations Industrial Engineer, United States Postal Service
Buffalo, NY

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  • What I Do
    I am an Operations Industrial Engineer. As an Operations Industrial Engineer I determine ways to improve operations at my facility.
  • Why Engineering?
    My guidance counselor and high school teacher told me that I would excel as an engineer. In addition, I did well in math in science at school.
  • School Days
    I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Buffalo.
  • My Day At Work
    Some tasks that I complete as an Operations Industrial Engineer are work flow analysis, layout changes, process improvements, and create process documents.
  • Best Part
    I enjoy completing new projects and working with people in different departments. While completing process improvements projects, I have to work with union, maintenance, and other plant support employees.
  • Proud Moments
    I am the first woman in my family to obtain an engineering degree. After completing my degrees in engineering, I advised my cousin to pursue a degree in engineering. She graduated from the University of Syracuse with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Dreams and Goals
    My short term goal is to complete a leadership development program. My long term goal is to complete my PhD.
  • Inspiration
    My mother had/has the greatest influences on my choices.
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