Name: Linda J. Watkin

Program: Civil Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: UBCO / UNESCO-IHE/AIT

Education / Degree(s): Bachelor's and Master's

Current Job Title: Project Manager

Current Employer: Self employed

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Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
I’m passionate about NBS, have recently published a paper on this topic, and I am in the process of writing over 100 short articles each on one benefit of NBS.

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
My daughter, Teresa Cutler; she loves her job as a civil engineer and the exciting projects she works on.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
I want to help improve the environment and the lives of people; I also wanted a challenging career where I can continually learn and grow.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
I am mostly doing research and writing articles on sustainable infrastructure like Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure.

What do you love most about your career?:
I love the continuous learning process, both in practice and in research/learning; no two projects are ever the same.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
There is a need for more women in the engineering field. Develop a strong network with other professionals, be confident, find a mentor, and keep learning.

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