An Introverted Engineer

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”

Customizable Engineering

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 feasibleContinue reading “Customizable Engineering”

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”

Engineering Couture

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 dressContinue reading “Engineering Couture”

What exactly is good engineering?

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 ableContinue reading “What exactly is good engineering?”

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?”