Mirna Mendoza is a tanks engineer for the Tanks Business Line at Bechtel’s Oil Gas and Chemicals (OG&C) Global Business Unit.
Mirna joined Bechtel in 2017 as a tanks engineer for the Pennsylvania Chemicals Project. Prior to joining Bechtel, Mirna worked for a structural engineering firm in Seattle, where she had the opportunity to work on projects both in the US and abroad.
Mirna holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Diego Portales in Chile, and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Throughout her time at UMass, Mirna served as vice-president for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) UMass Chapter and became a UMass STEM Ambassador.
Most recently, she has become involved with the SHPE Houston Professional Chapter and has participated in SHPE – University of Houston events, such as a Bechtel Info Session and Resume Critique Session.
In her spare time, Mirna enjoys participating in sports, spending time outdoors, and traveling. She also participates as a “Big” in the Bechtel OG&C - Big Brothers Big Sisters Program (BBBS). This program encourages middle school students to learn about STEM areas through a curriculum designed by both BBBS and Bechtel OG&C.