Diane Doise

Baton Rouge, LA, US
Field of Work 
Chemical Engineering
 
Process Controls and Automation
Company 
Syngenta
Job Title or "Student" 
Automation Engineer
Education 
Louisiana State University
Degree 
Chemical Engineering
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
I have always enjoyed science and math. In high school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but knew it would involve science, especially chemistry. So I went to LSU, big research school with lots of options. One of my first college friends was majoring in Chemical Engineering. This was the first time I had really heard about this type of engineering and it sounded interesting, so I changed my major. I also decided to co-op during my junior year in order to learn more about my career options and to see if I'd really like it, and I did!

After graduating with my BS in Chemical Engineering, I began work with at a chemical plant as a Process Engineer. It was a small plant, so I was exposed to a lot of different experiences. It was here that I got into Automation & Process Controls. I've always enjoyed programming and here was a way to put my two loves, chemistry and programming together in one career. I have now been working as an Automation Engineer for over twenty-years. I love being technical. I learn new things every day and am getting to implement new technologies all the time. I go home everyday knowing I made a difference!

I live in Baton Rouge with my husband and our very spoiled Boston Terrier, Libby.

One of my favorite things to do is travel. Engineering provides me with a generous income that allows me to indulge this passion. I have been to Egypt, South Africa, Europe, Turkey and several Caribbean Islands. It's my goal to visit every continent!

I am passionate about sharing my success as a female engineer. The world needs more engineers. Medical doctors can help thousands of people but as engineers we can help millions or even billions. There is no limit to what an engineer can do. If you think engineering is for you, take all the science and math classes you can. The more you know, the better prepared you'll be to solve the world's problems!
Interests 
Pets, Dance, Computing, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
NGCP Collaborative FabFem, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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