Name: Dascha Whitmore
Title: Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist, Stellar
Educational Experience: Business Administration Degree from Eastern Mennonite University
Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards: Associate Member and 2018 Felix Anderson Award Recipient, Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA) Member; Vice President, Blue Ridge RETA Virginia Chapter; National RETA Marketing Committee Chairman; Education and Marketing Committee Member, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Member; and Education Committee Member of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)
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 challenges do women face in this profession? Can you give a personal example? Why aren’t there more women in engineering? How can we increase the number of women in engineering?
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?