International Latina Engineer Week (ILEW) was started in 2020 by Latina Engineer, an organization founded by Diana Iracheta, a Latina immigrant originally from Monterrey, Mexico, who has a passion for demonstrating that the are no limits to how successful a woman can be, and she fights to break stereotypes surrounding Latinx, as well as females and women in engineering. We salute Ms. Iracheta and are proud to feature three of Cordoba’s Latina engineers in celebration of International Latina Engineer Week who are Making a Difference!
Carline Di Mario is a civil engineer with over 17 years of design experience in transportation, roadway design, and drainage projects utilizing MicroStation, Inroads, Open Roads, AutoCAD, and GEOPAK software design tools. She also has an extensive engineering skillset in roadway improvements, drainage design and rail proposals involving compilation and analysis of technical reports. Carline’s experience includes working with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Caltrans, Florida Department of Transportation, and Illinois Department of Transportation managing engineering projects related to civil design, utilities coordination, and industry standards.
Before joining Cordoba Corporation, Carline worked as a Project Engineer for a Los Angeles engineering firm, where she was responsible for managing the designs for drainage, utilities, civil and environmental areas, including alignment and grading. She has also led the development and implementation of design standards, developed CAD analysis reports, and managed all required project specifications. Prior to her relocation to California, Carline held a variety of engineering roles in Chicago, IL and Miami, FL. In her spare time, Carline enjoys outdoor fitness activities in California’s beautiful year-round weather, while spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters!
Gabriela Diaz is a quality-driven Transmission Line Engineer with 3+ years of experience bringing top skills in project management, PLS-CADD, and communication. She continuously looks for ways to improve her designs, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Before joining Cordoba Corporation in September 2021, Gabriela served as a Transmission Line Engineer for an engineering firm where she was responsible for managing high budget transmission line projects. She produced engineering designs, drawings, specifications, and Bill of Materials in accordance with industry standards and applicable regulations. She has broad experience in communication, project coordination and management. Gabriela earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas San Antonio.
Sally Natividad joined Cordoba Corporation in 2020 and is currently serving as a Field Engineer supporting Southern California Gas Company. In this role, she works with a construction manager in the Gas Transmission Tech Services Department to ensure that construction milestones are met, any field problems are addressed, and that constant communication is kept between construction and project management personnel.
Sally previously worked as a Project Engineer/Estimator at an engineering services firm. In this role, she gained valuable experience supporting Requests for Proposals and working with Bluebeam to create estimates. In addition, she was responsible for placing material orders, scheduling jobs, overseeing job sites, and preparing change orders.
Sally earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley she worked as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Tutor at the Berkeley Unified School District. As part of her Engineering studies at UC Berkeley, Sally conducted various special projects. These projects included designing viscous wall dampers for seismic stability for a building on campus; designing several baggage, transportation and security screening recommendations to increase demand at Ontario International Airport; and analyzing the methods/materials used for the construction of the 700 Santana Row project in San Jose in order to determine its potential environmental impacts.
In her spare time, Sally likes helping K-12 students with mathematics and opening up about her experiences as a first-generation college graduate to motivate young students with limited resources to pursue a career in STEM. She also enjoys knitting, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family.