This past Friday, we discussed "work-life balance" as part of our monthly #memocareerchats on Twitter. This month, we were joined by Kateri Broussard, Respiratory Speciality Representative at Astrazenica. She is also the District Director of College Chapters for Kappa Alpha Theta, a wife, a mentor, and a mother of two young boys. We discussed a number of topics, including work-life balance, self-care, coming back from maternity leave, and having the right support system. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork.
I never actually had a dream to become an engineer - I sort of fell in love with it after I started working. My internship at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment helped me understand how fulfilling of a career it could be. At 19 years old, I had no idea the breadth of what being an engineer could encompass, but I experienced the tangible ability to help people both improve their quality of life and natural surroundings through water and wastewater treatment working with the State Health Department.