017 // Latinas are Changing STEM with Diana Iracheta
Diana is the founder of Latina Engineer, a page where she shares what is like to be a women in STEM. She is currently a manufacturing engineer at Methode Electronics. Coming from an immigrant family and being a first generation graduate has not been easy in a male-dominated field but she is showing the world the great things Latinas can do in STEM. Her Instagram page has over 6000+ followers where she shares her story as a Latina in engineering.
She has a passion for helping and empowering others. She is active in mentorship programs, STEM panels, and international conferences. She is showing the world that anyone can pursue a career in STEM.
Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps):
03:08 Intro Diana
04:30 Talking about the Latina Engineer page, shop, and Instagram
07:10 Why do you think there is so much pushback for Latinos and Latinas to work in STEM?
10:22 Why inspires you to share content for STEM students?
12:40 How was your experience starting your college career at a community college?
15:15 Is there a difference in the PE license with starting at a community college?
16:32 What do you do as a mechanical engineer?
18:20 What skills a mechanical engineer should have?
20:13 What volunteering do you do?
22:15 Do you regret not volunteering with engineering organizations?
25:10 What tools and principles do you use to manage your time with a full-time job and a small business?
28:10 Why do men don't worry about kids but women do? How can we change that?
32:15 Where do you see Latina Engineer in the future?
34:24 Do you think you would ever quit mechanical engineering to focus on your business?
37:10 What advice do you have for a student considering between masters or pursue a career right away?
39:24 What advice do you give women wanting to pursue a career in STEM?
41:25 How can we continue Engineering our Future?
42:25 Connect with Diana from Latina Engineer
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Episode 9: Four Reasons you SHOULD go to Graduate School: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/009
Episode 10: The Masters vs Experience Discussion with Iasmin Rosa: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/010
Episode 11: Four Reasons you SHOULD NOT go to Graduate School: https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/011
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Connect with Diana
Music by Jack Winder:
Outro: Southern Skies
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