Danni Jorgenson earned her civil engineering degree from the University of Florida. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
Civil engineering, transportation and traffic
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
I plan and analyze how people travel.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
Attention to detail, problem solving skills, and creativity.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
Nothing! I didn't know anything about civil engineering until high school, and that's when I learned from a former babysitter who was majoring in civil engineering. It sounded really interesting and I decided to go to college for civil engineering.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
Automated vehicles - cars that drive themselves!
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
You can help to shape our future through technology.
Thank you for contributing, Danni!
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