Finding a career path can be challenging… but we are here to help! In this Career Conversations video, WGI’s young professionals give advice on starting a career as a civil engineer.
Awesome Associates: Megan Amitrano (San Antonio, TX)
Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and where you went to school:
I’m an Air Force brat so it was only time before we found our way into Military City USA. I attended The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to be part of the vibrant campus culture and their well-established engineering program- it’s pretty awesome having so many ‘Runners in our office!
What drew you to this profession?
I’ve always had a knack for numbers and people, so it was all too natural that civil engineering made its way to the top of my “When I Grow Up” list as a child. To be part of San Antonio’s framework as one of the fastest-growing cities in our nation will always keep me here as an engineer.
What types of projects have you worked on?
Projects in our urban core excite me at every stage of development- weather its speaking to neighborhood associations at a high level during rezonificaion or designing stormwater infrastructure along the San Antonio River, the more constraints the more fun.
What’s your get-pumped song?
It’s been on my workout playlist for years and brings back the most laughable memories from traveling all over Texas for tournament basketball during middleschool and highschool: Pitbull’s Hotel Room Service. Classic.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Friday ritual- the dog park. It’s like the social group you never knew you needed. I’m ‘Clyde’s Mom.’
Have you read any good books lately?
I am currently reading Ken Follett’s A Place Called Freedom. Based in the mid 1700s, it follows the fictional story of two person’s search for true liberty post Scottish revolution.
What does your ideal vacation look like?
I’ve really taken to skiing these past couple winter seasons. Am I going down black diamonds yet? No, but the blues are getting easier!
Any interesting facts about yourself that you’d like to share?
I really enjoy roller blading around our City’s trail system. I’ve been limited to the weekends recently, but anytime I get out there its the best part of my day. Sometimes it’s a family thing- my Dad actually taught me as a kid!
Who or what inspires you?
Those actively serving our country and veterans of the United States Military inspire me every day. Although I have not served, the men and women who have scarified for our nation are my life’s heroes. They inspire me every day to contribute to something greater than myself.
Everyone at WGI has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?
I genuinely look forward to working with the people who sit next to me and sharing a sense of purpose as we tackle some of the most unique projects in San Antone’.
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