My engineering life has been pretty unique this past few weeks. While my official work title is Manufacturing Engineer, my education was mainly Mechanical Engineering. I was lucky to find a job that lets me do both. My responsibilities as a Mfg. Eng. are to analyze new potential products and define whether they are feasible … Continue reading Customizable Engineering
When I picked engineering, I wasn’t sure if I could make it. The thought of not being smart enough governed my mind for about 80% of my 5 years in school. I should have believed in myself a little more. After all, I graduated. I finally had made it. Today, I proudly say I am … Continue reading Not validating yourself.
ENGLISH I recently got asked this question: What did you feel like you needed as a woman of color in the STEM fields? My answer was that I needed a friend. I needed a fellow female engineer student. I was not the only female engineer in my classes, but no one ever seemed interested in … Continue reading Powerful Women Empower Other Women
ENGLISH I just had to do this. While it is the cheesiest title, it is appropriate. While I am very supportive of spreading the interest in STEM, I don’t believe that raising awareness of STEM careers or creating STEM focused events is the only way to get young female students interested. We can’t make students … Continue reading The Limit Does Not Exist
When I was younger, I never really knew what I wanted my career to be. When people would ask me what I wanted to be, I never had a solid answer. You would think that I would have said: "A princess!" or "A doctor!" at some point. But truly, I never actually knew. I was … Continue reading Why Engineering?
This past month, I was asked to be a guest speaker at the First Annual Conference hosted by The Sideline Project: "A Latinx Experience: Rompiendo Barreras". This event focused on reaching out to Latinx students and providing them with information and guidance in multiple areas such as scholarships, College 101, emotional support, etc. I personally … Continue reading Basic Q&A