What led you to a career in construction?

“Honestly, it was pure luck. I was looking for a job while attending Western Michigan University and knew someone who worked for a geotechnical engineering firm, and that set me on my path to where I am today. When I received my degree in English, I knew I could work anywhere but I didn’t think it would be in the A/E/C industry. I have to say, though…I love it.”

 

What do you love most about your job?

“The reason why I love my job the most is because no day is ever the same. I can be designing a flyer in the morning and be flying a drone on a job site in the afternoon. It keeps me on my toes and has taught me to be flexible to the needs of teammates and our clients.”

 

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

“​One of the most challenging parts of what I do is trying to find the time to share all of the exciting things that happen on our job sites across the country. Thankfully, I have a talented team that I can rely on and together, we make it happen!”

 

What advice would you give the other women looking to begin or advance their career in the construction industry?

“​Sure, it can be scary to join an industry that is dominated by men but don’t let that statistic drive you away – let it empower you. That means you have an even greater ability to make an impact. Also, rely on the team around you and ask questions. Not only does asking questions help you learn, but it also helps you uncover the challenges you’re facing and generate better solutions to those problems.”

 

 

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