"Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" is on February 22, 2018 and to celebrate we've curated a list of some inspiring women in engineering—right here in the Bay Area.
Alishia Ballard, civil engineer
Alishia Ballard is a civil engineer with San Francisco Public Works. One of the things she likes most about being an engineer is being able to help people by working on projects that benefit the community.
Maria Bualat, robotics engineer
In seventh grade, after reading a newspaper article about female engineers at NASA, Maria Bualat knew that was what she wanted to be when she grew up. Fast forward to today. Bualat is now a robotics engineer NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California where she develops robotics systems for space exploration.
Monica Barin, industrial engineer
Monica Barin works for a start-up company that helps people buy solar panels for their homes. Industrial engineers help optimize complex processes or systems. Barin manages, organizes and optimizes all the complex financial information required to connect solar panel sellers with solar panel buyers.