Did you think you’d end up in a job like you’re in now?
Actually, yes. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do when I was younger but looking back now, I loved problem-solving and the allure of a bigger city, and I even wrote a book about taking water samples.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A lawyer or an actress.
What do you do?
In a nutshell, I model stormwater volume and flow and design systems to manage and treat it. As a water resource engineer, I help our clients find solutions to their flooding or water quality problems.
What gets you excited about coming to work every day?
I like making progress and moving things forward. I love that ah-ha moment when we find that solution that works for everyone.
What do you wish people knew about HR Green?
I wish they know how dedicated and genuine our people are. We don’t work on something for a client just to get it out the door. We sincerely want to help people – that’s why we became engineers!
Why is Building Communities Improving Lives important?
It is important for progress and survival. Whether it’s a work community, geographical community or any other community, we need them to progress as a society. Without communication and collaboration, how would things get accomplished? We would all be going in different directions.
What qualities do you think a future HR Green engineer should have?
I think future engineers should have a thirst for knowledge and a creative spirit. They also need a good work ethic to get through the bigger challenges engineering can throw at you.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Keep going. Meet as many people as possible and take opportunities as you can get them. No experience is a wasted one – you always learn something.
What do you for fun?
I like to be active in doing anything. I love seeing new places and being with friends and family.