Meet the Electrical Engineering Degree Grad Moms.
It’s never too late to follow your passions. Take it from these mothers who juggled part-time jobs, motherhood and engineering classes. Now, that is multi-tasking at its finest. We all know how hard it is for moms to take care of their babies, add engineering to that, it must have been an incredible (and a very challenging) journey for these moms.
Amber Geer, 34, and her best friend Heather Giacomo, 42, were already mothers when they enrolled for the electrical engineering program at Montana State University. It’s no wonder that these two moms hit it off immediately.
Electrical Engineering Degree Grad Mom Heather (Source: CSHQA)
Geer said, “We’re close in age, we’re always together, and we’re both hilarious. And we’re both moms.” While Giacomo adds, “We work, and we have kids, and we have classes. People would say, ‘I don’t know how you do it.’”
Electrical Engineering Degree Grad Moms (Source: Montana State University)
These moms drive their kids to school for miles then proceed to study at MSU. After class, they pick up their kids, takes care of them and then study until early in the morning. This has been the life for both moms until they graduated. Giacomo was offered a job in an architectural engineering firm. She will be designing electrical systems for buildings. While Geer plans to work in a talc plant and pursue law school after taking her LSAT’s.
With their recent achievement in graduating with an engineering degree despite their hectic schedule, both Giacomo and Geer serve as an inspiration to other women trying to survive engineering school. MSU reported that only about 117% of the student population in engineering school are women. Only four women out of 43 students are part of the electrical engineering department. Now, these are badass women in engineering