photo of Alyssa Sooklal at the ASCE 2023 Convention Jason Dixson Photography
Alyssa Sooklal at the ASCE 2023 Convention.

Alyssa Sooklal, P.E., M.ASCE, has accomplished a lot early in her career.

She works as a water resources engineer for McCormick Taylor in Baltimore, and serves as president of ASCE’s Maryland Younger Members Group.

But it hasn’t come without moments of frustration or insecurity.

Office politics are a real thing, especially when you’re a woman in the civil engineering industry – and especially if you’re a woman sensing competition with other women in your industry.

It’s not always easy to navigate.

In episode 157 of ASCE Plot Points, Sooklal discusses how she’s worked to avoid those situations and focused on building partnerships not rivalries.

Listen to the episode above, and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.