Mercy Leadership Helped Alumnae Pursue Engineering Career
Attending Mercy High School, where every leadership position is primarily held by a woman, has helped Kristine Mattini Evans ’06 stay confident in pursuing a career in a male dominated job field. The Transportation Design Engineer with Wilson & Company has worked on state highways, Interstate 80, local urban roads and performed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for county bridges.
Kristine attended Holy Cross and her two older sisters went to Mercy. During her years here the 2006 graduate participated in Student Council, track, played volleyball, was co-captain of the dance team and was a member of the Operations Other core team.
“ While participating in those activities, I formed great relationships with strong women that are some of my closest friends today,” she said.
She tries to attend Mercy events like FIESTA and Cheers with Your Peers. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers whose goal it is to encourage girls to take and interest in the STEM career path.
Her path led her to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) to become a certified Engineering in Training (EIT). She is working toward getting enough working experience to take the Principals and Practice of Engineering Exam (PE) to become a Professional Engineer.
When asked about what she would tell others to help them support the school she said, “ I valued my experience and relationships I made at Mercy so I think it’s important to give back so others can benefit from the Mercy culture as much as I did.”