Hello! My name is Katrina Regan. I went to college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2008. Going into college, I was convinced that I hated engineering and anything to do with it, and therefore declared my major as "Communications." I didn't really like math, but took calculus because I thought I'd need some to do my bills and taxes after college. Little did I know...
Within 4 weeks of my first day, I had fallen in love! I loved the logic, the problem solving and the simplicity of my calc class - this was not to say it was "easy", but it was so gratifying to know things: ie, 2+2 would always equal 4! Soon after, I switched my major to engineering. Since I grew up playing with legos and I loved architecture, it felt right, and I decided to study Civil. In 2012, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and a minor in Applied Math. My senior year of college, I worked as an Engineering Intern at SoCal Gas (SCG) and 3 weeks after my graduation, was hired on full-time. Two years later, I am a Technical Supervisor in the Planning & Engineering department, overseeing twenty planners and approvals for million-dollar projects. I am no longer doing engineering specific work, but I love my job! The most rewarding part is the constant learning and the opportunity for creative problem solving. The same thing is also the most challenging as managing 30+ projects is a constant juggling game. Although the career is not directly engineering, I find the foundation and principles of engineering support me on a daily basis. They apply to so much and I can see how a major in engineering can assist in a plethora of other careers.
- I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
- I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
- I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.