Adriana Aguilar

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Name

Adriana Aguilar

Job Description

Civil Engineering

In the Field Since

2011
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Adriana's Story

Q&A with Adriana

What inspired you to study engineering?

I chose engineering because I wanted to make a difference. The idea of using math and science to solve problems sounded so neat! 

What advice would you give to someone considering engineering?

The options within engineering are endless! Though females are a minority in this field, don't let that discourage you. Many programs and organizations exist to help you succeed. Make sure to take advantage of all these resources — you’re not alone!

If you could use three words to describe engineering, what would they be?

Innovative — You can make a difference in the world by taking a problem and coming up with a new solution. 

Challenging — There are definitely days where you’ll be stumped —but it’s so satisfying being able to say you figured it out.    

Inspiring — Engineers solve problems essential to humanity, like delivering fresh water and electricity or making medical advancements. 

Were you scared to move after college? How did you handle it?

It was definitely scary, but you’d be surprised at how many Boilermakers you find all over the U.S.! 

What’s your best time management tip?

Make a schedule. But don’t forget to take breaks!