From a young age, Victoria always enjoyed solving problems, being creative, and serving her community. As a structural engineer, her responsibilities include the design and analysis of bridge structures—so she’s still getting to do what she loves. Collaborating with teams in various transportation disciplines (roadway, railway, drainage, and utility engineers) led Victoria to realize her passion for working with people. Victoria has worked on the design and inspection of many diverse transportation infrastructure types, from roadways to pedestrian, vehicle, or railroad bridges.
When Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) wanted to increase capacity for their 350,000 daily passengers—and increase safety—Victoria was eager to lend her expertise to their Third Track Expansion project. Introducing an express railroad track and eight under-grade structures for public transit commuters, the result was a streamlined flow of traffic and the elimination of dangerous at-grade crossings.
With her work as a leader in New York’s Women@Stantec group, Victoria has a mission to put people first, to promote an inclusive working environment, and to positively impact Stantec’s culture. She’s constantly inspired and uplifted by the women she encounters at Stantec, and she wants to do her part in empowering young women to join STEM and to find success in engineering.
Aside from her ambition to be a strong role model for young women and future female engineers, Victoria spends her free time exploring the food scene in New York.