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ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 7: Qu-AKE

  • 1.  ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 7: Qu-AKE

    Posted 11-18-2019 07:49 AM
    ASCE Plot Points, a podcast that tells the robust story of civil engineering one civil engineer at a time, is in Season 2 and earlier this week, posted an episode on the topic on advocacy. The main feature was on Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, P.E., M.ASCE, who help start  Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange, a non-profit for LGBTQ+ professionals and students working in the built environment. You can listen to this episode here: https://news.asce.org/asce-plot-points-season-2-episode-7-qu-ake/ 

    Personally, this has been my favorite episode so far - Guillermo turned the adversity has had faced into an opportunity by creating this nonprofit to advocate for and empower LGBTQ+ professionals and students. Groups like this help with broadening people's perspectives in these well-established engineering cultures.

    Excited to hear what you all think about the episode (or even Season 2 of the podcast so far)!

    Danielle Schroeder EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Associate Engineer
    Pennoni Associates
    Philadelphia PA