Ok so here is the thing, I am an introvert. Yes, even as I am typing this to be published on a public website, or even though I have spoken in front of more than 700 people, I am still the biggest introvert. As ingenieras, there is that big stereotype that engineers are introverts. Sadly, … Continue reading An Introverted Engineer
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
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 I … Continue reading I will never stop speaking Spanish.
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.
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 the street when … Continue reading Why am I a feminist
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, I … Continue reading Engineers come in a variety of sizes.
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
ENGLISH I know what you are thinking... Engineering Couture??? Let me explain. One of the most important things for me is dressing well. If I am dressed well, I feel confident. I am also a college graduate with a full-time engineering job, so dressing appropriate for work is a must. Business casual is the dress … Continue reading Engineering Couture
ENGLISH As a young engineer I have received tons of advice from fellow coworkers and engineers. I am very grateful for all the help I have always received. However, there is one set of advice that stood up from the rest. While being an intern, I was told that a good engineer should be able … Continue reading What exactly is good 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 was … Continue reading Why Engineering?