Yvette Gengler
Yvette Sylvia Gengler
Senior Geological Engineer, Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.
Tucson, AZ
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Biography
Sylvia Yvette Gengler is the Senior Geological Engineer for Independent Mining Consultants, Inc. (IMC). Originally from Bisbee, Arizona, Yvette grew up dividing her time between the United States and her mother’s native Chile. As a young adult, Yvette attended Bisbee High School and when the mines closed in Bisbee her family moved to Safford, Arizona. There she graduated at the top of her class from Safford High School. Her experience in traveling throughout Chile, coupled with her father’s successful engineering career inspired her to study engineering. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona (also her father’s Alma Mater) where she received a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1983. Her current role as Senior Geological Engineer in Tucson, Arizona is a perfect fit. Drawing on experience with engineering problem solving, leadership, interpersonal skills, and a love of data, she can be found as an ambassador for IMC at most mining engineering trade shows and conventions in the United States and Canada. Yvette and her husband, Matthew Gengler, have two children, Devan, 23 and John, 16. Together they enjoy traveling, camping, and family triathlons. Her greatest joys come from being a mother and volunteering at the school her children attend. Her father once told her, “It is not a mistake until it leaves the office. Check your work not only once, but twice and you will succeed”. These are words she remembers well, as she is still employed by IMC 33 years later.
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Education
Bachelor of Science, Geological Engineering University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
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    Dear Ms. Gengler, I am a fourth grade student from St. Louis. I would wish to ask you a few questions. What projects have you been working on? Is your job easy or dangerous? I'm so into geological engineers! Thank you for reading my letter and please respond. Thank you. Sincerely, Tyler
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    Added Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Would learning a foreign language make a significant impact on the number of opportunities for an engineer in a corporate or manufacturing setting? Do many engineers travel abroad where a foreign language would be necessary or is that less common than not?
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    Yvette Gengler, Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.
    Answered Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:34 AM
    Learning a second language is one of the MOST important things you can do to advance your career.  I have been able to travel to many Latin countries because I speak Spanish.  My boss only speaks English and whenever we get a job in Central America or ...
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