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Mariana Vieira Coelho Antunes

Strategic Consultant, Amey

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Be curious and proactive.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work in the infrastructure sector and I try to make our infrastructure (railways, airports and other transport hubs) more efficient and reliable.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I have always been curious about urban development and how cities grow. Studying Civil Engineering helped me to increase my foundation and understating of this subject. Additionally, as I gain experience and get involved in this field I feel more enthusiasm to influence and shape the physical, social and economic infrastructures that power cities growth.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I feel proud of my international career and I wish I had known earlier all there were so many opportunities out there on my field.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

What I love the most about STEM is being a field in constant development and yet with so much to progress and to help shaping a better world. This keeps me motivated to learn more every day.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Be curious and proactive. The STEM world is changing and is giving you a lot of opportunities to grow and show your value.

INSPO / FUN FACT

"Like what you do, and then you will do your best." Katherine Johnson