I will never stop speaking Spanish.

I might not be as good speaking Spanish as I was before I left Mexico, but I will never forget how to speak it. Neither will I be ashamed. Why would I? By being bilingual, I can understand twice as many things. I can also talk to many more people than I could if IContinue reading “I will never stop speaking Spanish.”

Not validating yourself.

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 amContinue reading “Not validating yourself.”

Why am I a feminist

Because I got called a nun at work today for wearing a long skirt which was obviously not short enough for a man to enjoy. Because I get honked at by passing cars just for walking from my car to my job. Because I got close family members that have been physically harassed on theContinue reading “Why am I a feminist”

Engineers come in a variety of sizes.

I am 5’3”. I am not very tall obviously. So, let me tell you a little bit about my size restrictions. We have an Andon light system at work. All the Engineers (Manufacturing, design and quality), supply chain, and supervisors are required to attend the issue. Can you believe that from all those people, IContinue reading “Engineers come in a variety of sizes.”

The Limit Does Not Exist

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 studentsContinue reading “The Limit Does Not Exist”

Let’s get hands on!

Today, lets talk about getting our hands dirty. If there is one thing that makes my job interesting, is being able to take a break from my desk and see how we manufacture our products. Sometimes, I just watch. Sometimes, I try to help where I can. I have been slowly learning how to use some of the machines at work. This exposure really comes in handy when we get defects so that I can relate it back to something I might have seen.

Why Engineering?

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 wasContinue reading “Why Engineering?”

Don’t be afraid of not knowing

Being a 100% honest, when I picked engineering as a career, I was not too sure of what I exactly I would be doing once I graduated. I had no emphasis and did not know what areas interested me. Many other students had it very clear. They wanted to work for a specific company, orContinue reading “Don’t be afraid of not knowing”