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Allison Westlund

I am… I am a Project Manager for a private consulting firm that supports government clients. I do more project management than engineering these days but my job still allows me insights into engineering-related issues. I enjoy supporting clients and helping them solve problems. Recently I was selected to be an instructor for my Company’s internal Project Management training program, however my proudest recent accomplishment was completing a half marathon last fall.


I chose Civil Engineering because… I chose Civil Engineering because I thought it would offer me diverse opportunities. Choosing engineering does not mean choosing a single career path, once you have an engineering degree, there are so many different paths to choose from! Engineering opens doors.


I like my job because… I like my job because it’s interesting work that allows me to engage with people on a daily basis and feel like I’m making a difference in some small way.


I want others to know… I want others to know that more women need to pursue engineering, even if you don’t think you like math! I hated math until later in high school but thanks to two influential young women math teachers who encouraged me, I became an engineer. You can too!


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