Katrina Regan
Katrina Regan
Technical Supervisor, Southern California Gas
Anaheim, CA

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Biography
Hello! My name is Katrina Regan. I went to college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2008. Going into college, I was convinced that I hated engineering and anything to do with it, and therefore declared my major as "Communications." I didn't really like math, but took calculus because I thought I'd need some to do my bills and taxes after college. Little did I know... Within 4 weeks of my first day, I had fallen in love! I loved the logic, the problem solving and the simplicity of my calc class - this was not to say it was "easy", but it was so gratifying to know things: ie, 2+2 would always equal 4! Soon after, I switched my major to engineering. Since I grew up playing with legos and I loved architecture, it felt right, and I decided to study Civil. In 2012, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and a minor in Applied Math. My senior year of college, I worked as an Engineering Intern at SoCal Gas (SCG) and 3 weeks after my graduation, was hired on full-time. Two years later, I am a Technical Supervisor in the Planning & Engineering department, overseeing twenty planners and approvals for million-dollar projects. I am no longer doing engineering specific work, but I love my job! The most rewarding part is the constant learning and the opportunity for creative problem solving. The same thing is also the most challenging as managing 30+ projects is a constant juggling game. Although the career is not directly engineering, I find the foundation and principles of engineering support me on a daily basis. They apply to so much and I can see how a major in engineering can assist in a plethora of other careers.
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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.
Latest Questions
  • Loes asked Katrina Regan, Southern California Gas

    Added Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Hello. I was the same as you. Somehow I thought engineering was not for me. In high school, they recommended Biology and lower math. so I missed out on physics. After getting my high school diploma, I did not feel like going back to school to study physics and math again so I did economics. In economics, I always like the Math subject the most and the study was alright. Now I have been working for 4 years and I really think it was the wrong decisions and I should have studied engineering. I ...
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    Katrina Regan, Southern California Gas
    Answered Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    An engineering degree would definitely open more paths to you. An undergrad degree typically requires at least a complete series of calculus, stats, and differential equations on the math side. One of the first inquiries you should make is to determine ...
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