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Melinda Scott

Melinda Scott

San Diego, CA USA

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Melinda's work combines: Engineering, Environment & Nature, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Civil Engineer

I work as a civil engineer in San Diego, California.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Civil Engineering

    University of Pittsburgh

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Civil Engineer:

Bachelor's Degree: Civil Engineering

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I got accepted into my dream college.

  • 2.

    I paid off my college debt quickly.

  • 3.

    Moved to San Diego for better work opportunities.

  • 4.

    Got my first apartment.

  • 5.

    Found a stable and well paying civil engineering job.

  • 6.

    Got married and had a kid.

  • 7.

    Bought my first house.

  • 8.

    Became a manager at my current job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    Engineering is for men. You need to be a genius to even graduate from college with such a rigorous and demanding major. You're a nerd for wanting to pursue engineering.

  • How I responded:

    I strived to prove everyone wrong and ended up graduating with really good grades. I am now a manager at a civil engineering company and hope to inspire others to chase their dreams in whatever career they desire.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Working summer jobs to pay off college debt quickly.