In May 2018, I earned a PhD in systems and engineering management from Texas Tech University. She completed the degree while working full time at Fluor as the global subject matter expert in wind loads on non-building structures.
I previously earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Texas Austin, and a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California Berkeley.
At the end of 2018, I joined Dow Chemical Co. in Houston, but early in her career, she worked as a design engineer on the Linac Coherent Light Source project at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, the world’s first hard X-ray, free-electron laser. She helped achieve a nearly 20% reduction in the facility’s structural-engineering costs.
I am an active member of three American Society of Civil Engineers’ committees, and during her tenure at Fluor, helped develop the company’s design guidelines and documents on wind-load calculations and vibratory equipment supports, which are now used on projects around the world.
I authored many industry papers in her career and worked on numerous landmark projects, including the $37-billion Tengizchevroil Future Growth Project and Wellhead Pressure Management Project in Kazakhstan.
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge. I mentored other engineers and in 2014 served as the Houston chair of Fluor’s Professional Publications and Presentations Program.
My community involvement grows from my personal life. I am a peer educator on behalf of American Bone Health. I love yoga, pilates, running, and HITT.