Designing from a Distance: 365 Days of Work from Home

Today is March 17th, 2021 which marks for me a year since I have started working remotely full-time due to COVID-19. As I reflect on my last 365 days, I thought I would share some of my experiences and lessons learned with you all! Before I start, I wanted to mention my general situation. As…

Why Pronouns Matter in the Workplace and Beyond

Today is International Pronouns Day which seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of October each year. Before I go into why pronouns matter, I want to include some definitions to set the stage: Sex – refers to…

Top 4 Tips to Improve your Organizational Skills

Since graduating from college in 2017, I have tried out a bunch of workflows to keep myself organized. The following tips are my top four tips that work for me and I hope these help you! 1. Mise en place or “everything has its place” Mise en place, pronounced (MEEZ ahn plahs) or (mi zɑ̃…

Transition to Work From Home During COVID-19 Crisis

Amid COVID-19, these past three weeks have been a transition. I work in Pennoni’s Philadelphia Transportation Group, and we’ve made the transition to work from home for the time being.  Pennoni has taken measures to address safety, community concerns, and continue to meet our clients’ needs while making decisions with the health of our employees at…

Goals for 2020

Although we are into early February, I wanted to write about my goals for 2020 and how I plan to obtain them. Feel free to reach out with any questions (or even meatless recipe ideas!) I hope by writing about my goals for 2020, it will inspire you to set goals of your own! 5…

2019 – In Review

My goal for 2019 was to work on my public speaking to help me overcome the fear & anxiety I have associated with it. This involved saying yes to many opportunities (like the one shown in the photo above where I was a panelist for my Alma Mater) that brought my outside my comfort zone…

Attending WE19 as a SWE Senator

This past weekend I traveled to Anaheim, California to attend my sixth SWE annual conference. This three-day conference boasted 16,000+ attendees from 33 countries and included a career fair with 410 organizations, a day-long outreach event called “Invent it Build It”, and much much more! The keynote speakers were phenomenal including Rachel Hutter who related…

What is the ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium and why you should attend

Last month, I attended the American Society of Civil Engineers Young Members Leadership Symposium (YMLS) along with 60 other younger members leaders from across the globe. The 3-day workshop held at ASCE Headquarters was filled with excellent information and interactive workshops focused on early-career professional skills development to help ASCE Younger Members succeed and lead…

Presenting at WE Local Baltimore

Earlier this year, I was honored to be selected as a conference presenter for WE Local Baltimore. WE Local Baltimore is one conference in a series of SWE geographically-based conferences. These conferences are held both in North America and globally where attendees meet locally and learn socially. We had over 75 attendees at our session on…

Judging the DVSF

Last week,  I volunteered as a special awards judge on behalf of Philadelphia SWE at the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF). I was one of over 400 judges at this fair which was held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. To give some background about the DVSF, there are about 900 students in 6th through…