Member Mondays - Soudeh Ahmadian, PE

April 18, 2021
Soudeh Ahmadian, PE
Project Engineer
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How Many Years a CREWNY Member:
Four Years, I’m currently the membership committee chair.

Fun Fact:
I started giving haircuts to my husband and son since the beginning of the pandemic, and now my husband sees no point in going back to his barbershop.

Tell us about an accomplishment you are proud of:
I am proud of series of small milestones that led to who I am today:
  • Leaving my homeland at the age of 17;
  • Living in different counties (three continents) by myself;
  • Studying in different environments;
  • Finding my dream job and growing in the industry and the firm I one day wished to be part of; 
  • Starting my own family and raising my son away from my parents, of course, I couldn’t have done all of these without my parents and husband’s support, my supervisors’ mentorship, working hard, having big dreams — and also being lucky.
What have you learned about yourself over the past year?
  • Focus on what you can control, not what you can’t.
  • Be kind to yourself. You can only do so much.
  • Be thankful for what you have.
  • Be grateful for technology, family, colleagues, and community.
  • Subscribe to interesting channels on YouTube. I found YouTube instructional videos on anything you can think of, from new recipes to how to sleep-train my son.
What advice would you give your younger self?
  • Keep experiencing.
  • Don’t give up.
  • Be determined.
  • Have big dreams.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Live in the moment.