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"Refinery 101" with Christy Tormey, BSME. Learn about her journey to a Mechanical Engineer career & her inside view of the exciting life of a Design Engineer in an oil refinery.
This “Girls4STEM” Webinar for high school girls features Christy Tormey, BSME (2014), Design Engineer at Chevron's Richmond, CA plant. Learn about her educational and career path and how she prevails in a historically male field - mechanical engineering and refinery operations. Christy shares how her education experiences and getting a college internship led to an interesting job right out of college. Learn about her day to day work activities that keep her excited about her career in design engineering and plant operations management. Christy's favorite part of her day? "Suiting up in a Tyvek and a respirator and climbing through columns and furnaces." (She has pictures.)

This series is free and open to all high school girls (and boys too) who want to know how one gets from taking science, computer, and math classes to choosing a career in STEM and getting a job after college. This webinar series is presented by AAUW-OML with a grant from the Bettelheim Family Foundation. We will present 1-2 webinars per month where you'll meet women in STEM careers sharing their story and how you too can find your passion in a STEM career.

Jan 24, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

A Webinar Series for High School Girls sponsored by AAUW-OML.
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Christy Tormey
Christy Tormey @Chevron USA, Richmond, California Refinery
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering (2014). 1+ year as Optimization Operations Assistant: Provide direction and strategy to optimize refinery operations. Continuously manage response to fluctuating conditions for safe and sustained operations. Spent 1+ year as Operations Shift Team Leader: A member of refinery operations management supervising the activities of 23-25 union represented operators across three separate divisions. The job requires strong leadership and communication skills and operational and technical knowledge to optimize the unit and provide updates. Prior to- 4 years as Design Engineer: Served as Lead Shutdown Engineer for planning a major plant turnaround; Lead Design Engineer and project management for hydro-processing reactor turnaround with a cross-functional team of technical, maintenance and operations personnel, plus other responsibilities. Currently working as Diversity Ambassador for Chevron Richmond Refinery.