CCivilitude would like to share a warm welcome to our newest Project Engineer, Alejandra Flores! Alejandra joined us in late June, and she is the newest addition to our endlessly growing team! The Civilitude team seems to grow by the month, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the talented employees we do. Alejandra has already been able to share her own skills and knowledge with everyone in the office, on top of learning from those around her. As we look forward to the months ahead with Alejandra, we want to give the opportunity to let everyone know a little more about her.
Tell us about your background.
I moved from Piedras Negras, a border town in Mexico to go to college at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. I got the opportunity to do an internship in civil engineering-land development without knowing absolutely nothing about it and ended up loving it! After graduating, I decided to move to Austin for a few months with the idea of moving back to San Antonio and continue working for that same company. I ended up loving Austin and development itself here, so I’ve been calling Austin home for almost three years now.
What are some things you are looking forward to with your new role at Civilitude?
I am looking forward to learning from the team I am working with. I want to learn from their experiences to come up with more creative and convenient land development solutions that best benefit the city, the environment and the developers.
In your time with the company so far, what do you enjoy most about Civilitude?
I really like the fact that Civilitude is flexible. They give you the opportunity to make the most of your time at your convenience, which really promotes work-life balance. I also really like the projects that I am currently working in, which are private developments in Austin’s urban core.
What’s one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Things don’t fall apart, they fall into place!
You won the lottery, what are the first things you would do?
I would take a sabbatical semester to travel around Europe, but making sure I put a good amount in a savings account. Probably enough to work part time for a while after my time off!
What is something you want to accomplish by the end of the year?
I want to be able to do a yoga class on my paddle board.
You have the chance to travel anywhere, but the catch is only in the state of Texas, where would you go?
Definitely to Big Bend National Park.