Benita

Name: Binita Shrestha

Title: Engineer Intern

Office: Jackson, MS

Tell us about yourself!
I am from a small but beautiful country Nepal. The journey 8,000 miles far from my family and my dog is full of hardship, challenges but totally worth it. I mostly appreciate the opportunity I got to build my career in engineering. My inclination towards math and number pushed me to pursue this career. I have always been inclined towards translating my knowledge and training into real-world applications. Outside of work I enjoy hiking and reading mystery novels.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Over the next few years, my goal is to expand my knowledge and skillset as much as possible in water resources engineering. Therefore, in 5 years, I see myself as a professional license holder who is ready to guide another aspiring person in the field.

What do you like most about Waggoner?
I have the most patient supervisor who makes sure that I am not overwhelmed at any point. People are nice and helpful here and the fresh fruit in the kitchen always makes my day.

Favorite snack? 
I binge eat the Milano cookies every time

Your top 3 most-used apps:
Fitbit, Chrome, and YouTube

That one song that’s the soundtrack to your life:
“Hall of Fame” by The Script always inspires me to dream big.

What are you currently binge-watching?
Just finished “The Squid Game” and “Money Heist” is waiting next in the list!