Name/Title: Lyn Gomes
Title: Senior Commissioning/MEP Coordinator, DPR Construction
Educational Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Professional Credentials/Accreditations: Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Mechanical; Lighting Certified (LC); Certified Commissioning Provider (CCP); Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP); Certified Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician (CLCATT)
Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards: ASHRAE member; BCxA member, board member, and co-chair of its annual conference; vice chair for LP-14, the upcoming IES Standard for “Sequences of Operation for Lighting Control Systems,” the lighting controls equivalent of ASHRAE Guideline 36P; Techbridge Role Model of the Year, 2009; founding Techbridge board member and former advisory council member; and Girls Inc. Women for Women Award, 2010
What caused you to/when did you fall in love with engineering?
What has been the most rewarding aspect of working in the skilled trades?
Describe the proudest moment in your career.
What does your day-to-day job entail?
What drives/motivates you every day?
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you personally and professionally?
What remains on your engineering bucket list — what do you aspire to do that you haven’t accomplished yet?
What’s one thing no one knows about you?
List any mentors who’ve helped you succeed and describe exactly how they’ve shaped your success.
What advice do you have for prospective female engineers considering entering the field?