How did you choose environmental engineering?

Hello!
I'm currently attending University and I will be a sophomore majoring in environmental engineering. I guess my main questions are:
How and when did you know that engineering was the right field for you? How did you narrow it down to your specific concentrations? And have you found it particularly difficult to work as an engineer and maintain a family as well?
Thank you!
-Jessica
posted by Jessica, Merced, CA on July 23, 2013

Answer by Dr. Eugenia Kalnay

Dear EngineerGirl,

When I was a student there was no such a career as Environmental Engineer (I studied Meteorology).

I think it is great that you have that opportunity now!

As I said in my life story, the most important thing to do well in a field is to like the field, so that you will be able to work with passion. I think that engineering is as good paying a field as any other area. If you get a job that you like, I am sure that you will be able to support your family.

 With best wishes,

Eugenia