Helen Rocha

Antelope, CA, US
Field of Work 
Civil Engineering
Company 
Sacramento County Water Agency
Job Title or "Student" 
Associate Civil Engineer
Education 
California State University Sacramento
Degree 
BS - Civil Engineering, MS-Civil Engineering: emphasis in Engineering Management (Water Resources and Business)
Education Level 
Masters
Profile Biography 
I am American-Nicaraguan, born in San Francisco and raised in Sacramento, CA. I am the first generation in my family to go to college. I was raised by a single mother who never stopped believing in my potential to succeed. Growing up, I was interested in math, science, drafting and any hands-on activities. I participated in Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) in elementary school through high school. Being involved in engineering programs helped me determined at a young age that I wanted to be an engineer. I graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. I also have a Master's of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Management (water resources and business). As a Civil Engineer, I design pipelines, groundwater wells, pump stations and any infrastructure that helps transport drinking water. I have a passion for what I do, and it is my pleasure to help others succeed.
Interests 
Dance, Poetry, Reading, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials
Program Affiliation 
SciGirls

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