What inventors or engineers inspire you and why?
I have always been the type of person to be more inspired by the technology and the design team then the person itself when it comes to inventors and engineers. But one person’s story who has always inspired me is Wangari Maathai who is a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African women to win the Nobel Peace prize. Her story is truly inspiring.
How has the work you do changed the way you view the world?
This has become a well-known fact with anyone who knows me but since becoming a building engineer you will always find me looking up when I enter a new building checking out the building systems. It has gotten to the point that my friends have stopped commenting on it and just send me ceiling pictures or rooftop pictures when they go somewhere new.
What would you say is the most important contribution of what you do?
Working in the Pharmaceutical field means we indirectly help support the production of life saving drugs and vaccines which is so important not to forget why we do this. But in my day to day work I think it is the daily interactions with coworkers and the ability to help someone out and hopefully make their jobs a bit easier.
What would you stay to encourage other girls/women to enter the field of engineering?
Follow your passion and if that brings you into the engineering field then it doesn’t matter what anyone else may think or say as long as you are proud of the work you do and have a good time doing it