My name is Alessandra Escalante. I was born in Peru and move to Florida at the age of 12. I graduated from Florida State University with a Civil Engineering degree, and I am now a Project Manager in the construction industry. I enjoy my work, as well as working out and the outdoors.
What inspired you to explore STEM when you were young?
Originally I wanted to be an architect, but decided that the Civil Engineer path was more broad and could present different opportunities. I like building and drawings.
What do you enjoy most about what you do in your STEM career?
Every day is different, construction is ever changing, so all projects are different. You constantly have to think outside of the box to solve problems daily.
What is a fun, bizarre or insightful STEM fact about your field?
You are not just stuck in the office with construction.