Graduate Process Engineer at Wintershall Dea GmbH
Anything is possible!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I studied Chemical Engineering at university, and now within my role I apply my skills learnt at University to the Oil and Gas industry. This includes (but is not limited to) simulating oil and gas processing facilities, de-bottlenecking facilities, and flow assurance (pipeline flow dynamics) tasks.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I knew quite early on in Highschool I enjoyed (and was quite good at) maths and the sciences. I had some very strong female high school teachers who encouraged me to consider engineering. My brothers both pursued engineering, and my family always made me feel this could definitely be a career option for me too!
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I am really proud to be working internationally. I studied in the UK, and never dreamed to be in a graduate role which lets me travel and work internationally.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love working in engineering as it is very satisfying to solve complex problems and really get into the nitty-gritty details and understand them. I wake up looking forward to giving a valuable contribution to my team.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Anything is possible! Don’t be put off to be the only girl in your science class, university class, or in the meeting room. It has taken me a while to realise this is my super power! You deserve to have a seat at the table and your contribution is so valid, so speak up and be brave!
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard!”