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Ashley Hamilton-Ross
Ashley Hamilton-Ross

Ashley Hamilton-Ross


San Ramon, CA USA

"You'd be really surprised at how well you can perform when you push yourself-because you don't know that you're not good at it…you don't necessarily have to be the straight-A student, you don't have to be perfect all the time…be human, be yourself and a lot of the time that's more than sufficient."

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Day In The Life

Environmental Engineer

I work with a team of engineers to design processes that minimize environmental impact.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Chemical Engineering

    University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    When she was in middle school, her dad made her draw up a résumé, make a plan for her future.

  • 2.

    Thought she had a set path, but hit a few bumps: left University of Washington for financial reasons, didn't like her chemical engineering major.

  • 3.

    Got an internship at Chevron that reignited her interest, pushed her through her education.

  • 4.

    Says she had difficulty learning theory in college, but once she got a job, put theories into practice, it all fell into place.

  • 5.

    Recommends college students take physical science/math classes, says the analytical thinking aids you in any career.

  • 6.

    Stresses importance of finding a job you enjoy, where you can have fun with your work colleagues.

  • 7.

    Her family didn't fully understand her major or her job, but saw it made her happy and stayed supportive.

  • 8.

    Says she's encountered sexism-people tell her engineering "is for guys"-but she refuses to let those comments "get her down."