Taylor Garcia, U.S. Engineering Construction Project Manager, was recognized for inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. In posts on its social media channels, STEMblazers applauded Garcia and shared her story.
STEMblazers is an organization that works to empower middle & high school girls, encouraging them to seek a STEM career and helping to fill professional pipelines through career exploration, job shadowing, networking and mentoring. Beginning with 8 students in one chapter in 2014, the award-winning organization now operates 16 chapters in middle and high schools. Mentors associated with STEMblazers offer students guidance, facilitate events and coordinate field trips that offer insights into professions in STEM.
About Garcia, STEMblazers told this story:
Meet Taylor Garcia! A true STEMblazer!
A Colorado native, Taylor was hired 10 years ago as a temporary receptionist for U.S. Engineering with a high school diploma. She quickly earned a full-time job and eventually became a project coordinator at one of our top advanced technology clients’ projects.
Her project manager at the time thought Taylor had a significant aptitude for construction and encouraged her to pursue a degree in construction management. She attended and graduated from Colorado State University, working and attending classes simultaneously. U.S. Engineering Construction supported Taylor by paying her tuition. Now she is serving as a project manager for U.S. Engineering Construction’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) projects in Boulder, another top advanced technology client for U.S. Engineering. Post-graduation, Taylor continued to further her education by taking classes to become a herbalist. Taylor’s determination will be an asset as she grows in her career!
Thank you Taylor and U.S. Engineering for sharing your incredible journey with us.
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