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Michael Mulgrew

Project Engineer
Los Angeles, CA

How did you get into engineering?
When I was in high school I worked at a Santa Barbara ice cream shop and the boss’ son was studying civil engineering at USC. I had never heard of it before. I thought it sounded interesting, and here I am 25 years later.

Describe the kinds of projects you work on.
I design the infrastructure for education projects like Mt. San Antonio College and Beverly Hills high School. I’m there from the very beginning to ribbon cutting, dealing with a wide variety of problems and picking the best solutions. What I love about Psomas that it’s a very relaxed working environment, but we’re all working together to get the job done.

What makes Psomas different from other companies in the industry?
Psomas is an employee-owned company. We are working for ourselves and not some shareholders. This gives me a strong sense of pride in our company. It’s a big differentiator that I appreciate.

What about when you’re not working?
My passion outside of work is looking for meteorites in the southwest desert. And I love anything to do with the outdoors, like hiking, camping, and off-roading. This dovetails nicely with looking for meteorites!

 

 

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Amber Heredia

Senior Project Manager
Environmental Group
Orange County

What sparked your interest in environmental consulting?
I took a class on ornithology that included a field trip to Santa Cruz Island, which inspired my love of birds. An internship at an environmental consulting firm during college launched my career.

What are your favorite projects?
My passion is contributing to the recovery of endangered species. Currently I’m working on the Big Tujunga Dam Habitat Conservation Plan for Los Angeles County. The plan will support permitting for the next 30 years of dam operations, while protecting eight Covered Species. We also completed a 10-year study on habitat trends and population dynamics of the Santa Ana sucker (a fish). I could talk about Big T for hours. Don’t get me started!

As a working mom, how do you manage your work/life balance?
I have two boys, Grant is five and Dylan is almost three. I’m lucky to have a flexible work schedule where I work in the office two days a week and then from home the rest of the week. This allows me to be more involved in my kids’ lives, including volunteering at their preschool, as well as keep up with my career.

 

 

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