What does Empowering Women in Industry mean to you?
Empowering Women in Industry is an uplifting, energizing statement for me. I feel that I am actively empowering women to pursue careers in industrial fields, like oil and gas, through the work I do each day. It seems that women often overlook the industrial sector when contemplating their next career move which precludes them from exploring some very stimulating and rewarding professional opportunities.
How did you get started working in your field?
I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering along with Project Management certification from Texas A&M University in 2012. During this time, I did not only come to hone a lot of my engineering skills, but it also exposed all the different paths an engineer can take. I was given the opportunity to work with NASA, logistics companies, and other fields to which an Industrial Engineer can overtake and improve.
My work experience has always been in Manufacturing and Operations. I moved to Illinois out of college and worked at Caterpillar my first few years as a Manufacturing Engineer prior to joining the Oil & Gas sector.